• Photo of the Eisenhower Farm. Courtesy of Stan Cohen.

    Eisenhower

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Trees and Shrubs

Swamp White Oak at Eisenhower NHS

Swamp White Oak at Eisenhower NHS

C. Davis

While the park encompasses aproximateley 690 acres, only 10 of these acres are forested. The forests on the park consist of secondary growth deciduous forest with typical tree species including oak and hickory, which are common to the Appalachian area. Common understory species include spicebush, black cherry, and white ash.

Related Information:
Vegetation Classification and mapping at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, 2006

Inventory of Plant Species of Special Concern at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, 2006

Did You Know?

West Point cadet Eisenhower (far left) on guard duty

General Dwight D. Eisenhower would have been a sailor if born a year later. He applied to the Naval Academy in 1911, but did not meet the age requirements – he was too old. He was accepted to his second choice, the US Military Academy at West Point.