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What kind of cherry tree did Washington fell? (If he did)

Weeping cherry trees in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.George Washington could never have cut down cherry trees like the ones depicted — not because they are so large but because these Asian species didn’t arrive in the States until the late 1800s.

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Weeping cherry trees in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.George Washington could never have cut down cherry trees like the ones depicted — not because they are so large but because these Asian species didn’t arrive in the States until the late 1800s.