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The Culp’s Hill Rehabilitation Project and Witness Trees: Preserving Gettysburg’s Living History

When Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping opened its Gettysburg branch, manager Dave Poe didn’t know much more about the Civil War than the average person who was born and raised in the Chambersburg area. Granted, that’s probably more than the average person raised elsewhere, but after more than two decades, he has embraced the …

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When to Preserve and When to Plant Anew: The White House’s Jackson Magnolia and Gettysburg’s Witness Trees

The White House recently announced that it is removing the Jackson Magnolia that has stood on the South Lawn for nearly 200 years. The tree – now at risk of collapsing – was originally brought to the White House by President Andrew Jackson, and it has provided shade for 39 administrations. We didn’t get to …

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