• 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?

Gen. Eisenhower addressing troops on the eve of the D-Day invasion

On the eve of the D-Day invasion, General Eisenhower wrote a short speech he intended to deliver if the operation failed. It was discovered days later by an aide after falling out of the General’s pocket. It read in part, ”If any blame or fault attaches to this attempt, it is mine alone.”