Alex Haley water maple - Male High School

This historic water maple tree, (genus Acer species Saccharinum, also known as a silver maple), originated from a tree grown at Alex Haley's grandparents home. This descendant is located in Louisville, KY on the southwest lawn of Male High School in the historical tree museum.

The plaque reads:
Seedling under which Alex
Haley played when he
visited his grandparents.
Alex Haley was the author
of "Roots" which was later
made into a movie.
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.