Site 1: Church Circle and St. Anne’s Churchby the Annapolis Tree Committee
Site 2: Maryland State House
Site 3: William Paca House
Site 4: United States Naval Academy
Site 5: Historic Museum/Homes
Site 6: St. John’s College
Site 7: Maryland State Office Complex
Site 8: Franklin Street and Acton Place
Site 9: Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden
Site 10: National Cemetery
A Final Thought…
During colonial times trees were valued for their practical, commercial, and decorative uses. Today we appreciate trees as a living resource that enhance our environment. Trees clean and cool the air, recycle oxygen and carbon dioxide, and provide esthetic, if not spiritual, amenities.
Although Annapolis is well known for its preservation of historic architecture, many of these sites are home to a variety of unique, unusual and “historic” trees. Surviving centuries of change from horse and buggy to modern tour busses, these trees are our LIVING link with the past. The purpose of this tour is to help you find and identify these grand dames of Annapolis throughout the historic area.
This tour is brought to you by the Annapolis Tree Committee, a group of local citizens committed to the appreciation and preservation of our City’s tree resources. We believe that by highlighting these ancient trees that have witnessed centuries of history, we will gain your support in preserving them. Please enjoy the tour and take home a renewed dedication to the urban forests in your community.
Begin your tour by parking at the city lot on Rowe Boulevard next to the Naval Academy Stadium. Ride the shuttle into the Visitor’s Center.
A site map is found in the website. Be sure to try the Leaf Quest activity on the final thought as you tour each of the sites.
Annapolis Tree Committee Members
This tour is dedicated to Mr. Colby Rucker, an extraordinary man, who has spent his life studying Anne Arundel’s trees.
Tree Tour booklet was funded by the Environmental Commission of Annapolis, through the City of Annapolis.
Text by Ces Goldstein
Design by Raya Koren, West River Publishing
Photo imaging and map illustration by Peter Jones
Liberty tree sketch by Susanne Ducker
Last updated on November 20, 2001.
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