• 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?

Eisenhower and tank, Camp Meade 1919

Major Eisenhower and Col. George Patton were reprimanded by their army superiors for advocating revolutionary tank tactics in the early 20s. These were the same tactics employed with such success by the German army in the early years of WWII.