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President Buchanan planted a tree during one of his visits to Mount Vernon. Many years later, during a visit by First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland, Mount Vernon “persuaded her to plant at the northwest corner of the bowling-green an elm sapling, to balance the elm planted in a corresponding position at the other corner by President Buchanan. They were from then on known as the “Cleveland Elm” and the “Buchanan Elm,” and remained for many years the outward and visible sign of the Democratic Party, until the tornado of 1906 uprooted them.