First Federal Tree Farm

First Federal Tree Farm (HM29MN)

Location: Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 Santa Rosa County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 21.845', W 87° 7.844'

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From small acorns come massive live oak trees-and mighty ships. The live oak's dense, rot-resistant wood and large arching branches were ideal for building ships in the 1700s and 1800s. Over 2,000 live oaks might be used to build one hull. To provide wood for naval ships, President John Quincy Adams designated the first federal tree farm here in 1828. A resident, Henry M. Brackenridge, was hired to cultivate the trees. He initiated several experiments, but Adams' successor, Andrew Jackson, closed the reservation in a political squabble.

The live oak...is one of the most magnificent and delightful shade trees in the world...
Henry M. Brackenridge
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HM NumberHM29MN
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Placed ByGulf Islands National Seashore-National Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 487437 N 3359137
Decimal Degrees30.36408333, -87.13073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 21.845', W 87° 7.844'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 21' 50.7" N, 87° 7' 50.64" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze FL 32563, US
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