MOUNT VERNON, VA (WWBT) - High winds left damage across Virginia on Friday, including at Mount Vernon.
While George Washington's home was sealed up and protected from the severe winds, the plantation lost a Canadian hemlock that was planted in 1791.
The tree arrived in a half whiskey barrel from New York, which was a gift from then-Gov. DeWitt Clinton, according to the Director of Horticulture.
Washington planted the tree outside of the upper garden gate at Mount Vernon.
Plus, winds also knocked down a Virginia cedar that stood watch over Washington's tomb for many years.
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