Ballard High School Historical Tree Museum

Planted in 1990 many of the trees at the Ballard High School Historical Tree Museum in Jefferson County, Kentucky have grown much larger and look very healthy.

The following photos were taken in December, 2008, some 18 years after most were planted.

Ballard High School Tree Museum during winter 2009 (main sign)

Ballard High School Tree Museum (facing east)

Among the famous trees included are; Laura Engles Cottonwood, Eisenhower Catalpa, Lincoln Oak, A. Jackson Magnolia, Cedar of Lebanon, Buckingham Palace Sycamore, Moon Sycamore, Taft Ginkgo, Grant Gum, Truman Maple, Sir Issac Newton Apple, Pinchot Sycamore, Council Oak, Charter Oak, and Johnny Apple Seed Apple.

Gifford Pinchot Sycamore (plaque)

I have a lot of photographs that were taken during the dedication ceremony on October 9, 1990. Several students dressed according to the particular historical tree that they represented and gave interviews to the media.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb
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The Historical Tree Project: A Living Legacy by Ken Lemaster is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.