Famous trees discussed in this book include George Washington's tulip poplar, Elvis Presley's pin oak, the Moon sycamore and Johnny Appleseed's Rambo apple tree. The book is an inspiring tribute to a handful of America's truly great trees.
More on Jeff Meyer and American Forest Historic Tree project. A decade ago, Meyer, a history buff and nurseryman from Florida, acted on his dream to gather seeds from famous trees throughout the country. He proposed to grow saplings and make them available for people to plant in their own yards.
Meyer approached American Forests, the nation's oldest conservation organization, with the idea. AF became extremely interested in the idea and helped Jeff found the Famous and Historic Trees Project. It has turned into a time-critical mission to find historical trees and to preserve their offspring.
Meyer's American Forests Historic Tree Company, a division of American Forests, is dedicated to bringing history alive by propagating and selling the descendents of famous and historic trees and by working with prestigious manufacturing companies to incorporate fallen rare historic wood into collectible items.