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Tree on Woodlawn Estate in Alexandria VA

When I came across this tree on the Woodlawn Estate it reminded me of trees you see "come alive" in horror movies.

Woodlawn was built between 1800-1805 for George Washington’s grand-daughter Nelly Custis-Lewis on an original 2,000 acre home site.  The home on the estate was designed by William Thornton, who created the US Capitol.   Situated at the top of a hill known as Gray’s Hill the back porch of the home has a view of the Potomac River and was the first property owned by the National Historic Trust formed in 1951.  You can still tour the grounds and estate today and it is only a few miles for George Washington's home, Mount Vernon.

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Pat O'Reilly
RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth - Irving, TX

Cindy..scary indeed. I think I might turn around and walk the other way...

Jan 27, 2010 12:05 AM #1
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I totally see that....sometimes when we take walks we stop and photograph similar looking trees too!

Jan 27, 2010 12:55 AM #2
Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union International - Sonoma, CA
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country

Hi Cindy:  Funny how we look at things.  I see a beautiful trunk that's lived through a lot....and will soon leaf out into its full glory! 

Jan 27, 2010 01:17 AM #3
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Cindy, I see what you mean....Winter is a time to see trees in a different way.   ---Gloria

Jan 27, 2010 01:45 AM #4
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Fabulous old tree! I wonder how old it is...


Jan 27, 2010 02:32 AM #5
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

Cindy, great old tree, I feel a horror flick coming on

Jan 27, 2010 02:35 AM #6
Gary Swanson
Century 21 Harris & Taylor - Grants Pass, OR

Hi Cindy, what a great photo.  Thanks letting us in on some of the history behind it.

Jan 27, 2010 03:43 AM #7
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Hey that's a cool story Cindy - It would be neat to see pics of the homes as well. Mt Vernon is one of my favorite places.  I remember the first time I was there is was so deja vue it was weird!

Jan 27, 2010 03:50 AM #8
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Cindy..Scary looking tree ..and a great bit of history to go with it ! thank you


Jan 27, 2010 06:02 AM #9
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


I think I saw that tree in a Steven King movie.


Jan 27, 2010 06:37 AM #10
David Salvato
David Home Inspection Service Home Inspector San Bernardino - Los Angeles, CA

I got a kick out of this one. We had a tree like this when I was a kid... Thanks for posting.

Jan 27, 2010 07:49 AM #11
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Pat you might but then the beautiful mansion will pull grab your attention.

Kristin-I have a strange thing for old trees.  Love the way they look in all seasons but in the winter you can let your imagination run wild.

Kristin-I'll take another picture this spring when it is ready to shade the grounds for another year.

Jan 27, 2010 09:45 AM #12
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Gloria-you can see all the knots, twists and turns without the leaves.

Debi-it might be as old as the estate itself as it is huge.

Gerry-can't you imagine a child with that tree outside tap, tap, tapping on the window.


Jan 27, 2010 09:46 AM #13
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Gary-the history of the area adds to the story of the tree.

Hannah-thanks for stopping by.

Rich-Steven King is the master of horror films.

David-I used to climb trees similiar to this one as a kid.  Was great from hiding from my mom when she wanted me to come home for the evening.

Jan 27, 2010 09:49 AM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Cindy - I LOVE this tree. What a terrific photo, especially knowing what we have learned from you about where it is and the history.


Jan 27, 2010 03:19 PM #15
Carra & Shae Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Cindy...I'm with Jeff - that is a very cool tree and great history.

Cosmic Cow

Jan 28, 2010 03:28 AM #16
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Jeff-thanks for stopping by.  I'll have to find out if the tree is original to the property.  It certainly looks old enough.

Carra-we are fortunate to have a good deal of history in Northern Virginia.

Jan 28, 2010 11:46 AM #17
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Wow ! Now take this shot around Halloween, at night time, and I think I would be PETRIFIED !!!!!

... scary indeed !




Feb 01, 2010 02:47 PM #18
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Sheldon-Would work well in a remake of the Legand of Sleepy Hollow :-)

Feb 01, 2010 10:29 PM #19
Frazier O'Leary
The Extraordinary Agent.com - Alexandria, VA

Looks like the Tree that captured Ron and Harry in "Harry Potter 2". 

Feb 11, 2010 05:49 AM #20
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