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Photos of the Pecan Tree


As you will see in the photographs and images below the large pecan tree next to the south side of the Mansion has been a part of the Mount Vernon landscape for more than 150 years, and that many trees have come and gone in the hundreds of years since Washington’s time.

The 145’ pecan tree towers over the historic mansion on a Fall day in 2013 (Mount Vernon Ladies' Association)

Hurricane Hazel in 1954 toppled several large trees near the mansion (Mount Vernon Ladies' Association)

At times throughout its history, protective cabling has been attached to the pecan tree. You can just see the cables in this circa 1933 image. (Mount Vernon Ladies' Association)

A second large pecan tree was carefully removed in 2004 (Mount Vernon Ladies' Association)

1898 view of the pecan tree, with other trees, near the south end of the historic mansion (Mount Vernon Ladies' Association)

This historic panoramic view shows the pecan tree next to the mansion. (Mount Vernon Ladies' Association)

The East Front of Mount Vernon, attributed to Edward Savage, c. 1787-1792
This painting (circa 1787-92) is the earliest known view of the Mount Vernon mansion. As you can see, the foliage and trees have changed throughout the hundreds of years since this painting was created. (Mount Vernon Ladies' Association)