Trees and Shrubs
Up to 100 acres of secondary old-growth tulip trees have grown up in the park's forests since the Revolutionary War. These majestic trees are now 150-220 years old and some are at least 120 feet tall. These tulip trees can be seen along Jockey Hollow Road and on the Grand Loop Trail in the Jockey Hollow Unit of the park.
Did You Know?
George Washington lost his first tooth at 22. Over the next 35 years he lost all but one of the rest of his teeth. Dentures made for him were carved from hippopotamus, walrus, or elephant ivory or other teeth. Washington was buried wearing dentures made by dentist John Greenwood.