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Title Excavation for tree well
Title Note Excavating around White Oak
Date August 23, 1936
Description Photograph shows a white oak tree surrounded by excavation, with an automobile visible in the background, in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Preparations for excavating for tree well around White Oak in forest, along side of road of Blue Ridge Parkway; automobile can be seen in background. Picture taken August 23, 1936 by W.D. Stanton. Picture taken from the North Carolina State Archives. A tree well is a dangerous void or area of loose snow around the trunk of a tree which is surrounded by deep snow, so the excavation was most likely being done for safety reasons for road construction on Blue Ridge Parkway. Picture labeled "Excavating for tree well around White Oak at 632."
Location Location Name: Milepost 228
Parkway Milepost: 228.0
Latitude: 36.464662
Longitude: -81.008457
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Forest conservation
Landscape development
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives