• 1905 Photograph of Sagamore Hill

    Sagamore Hill

    National Historic Site New York

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Forests

The forest type found at Sagamore Hill is deciduous, second growth oak-tulip (yellow poplar). Oak-tulip tree forests are mesophystic, hardwood forests occurring on well-drained soils throughout Southeastern New York. The park contains a notable 2-acre patch of oak-tulip tree forest in the northwest corner of the park that has remained predominantly free of exotic species. Such patches of intact forest are quite rare on Long Island, with only a single significant occurrence of this community existing in Nassau County.

Did You Know?

An artist's impression of Theodore Roosevelt's funeral at Christ Church in Oyster Bay, NY.

Theodore Roosevelt died around 4 o'clock in the morning January 6, 1919 when he was sixty years old. Many dignitaries attended Roosevelt's funeral including Vice-president Thomas Marshall who said that "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake, there would have been a fight."