Redbud Tree with Historic Roots Planted in Hamilton Park
For Immediate Release
Public Relations Manager
Today the General Society of Colonial Wars formally presented a Redbud sapling from the Mount Vernon Estate – home of the former U.S. President George Washington – to the people of Bermuda, in partnership with the City of Hamilton.
The Eastern Redbud tree was a favourite tree of George Washington, and this presentation is only the third time that a Redbud sapling has ever been removed from Mount Vernon and replanted somewhere else. The presentation of the tree is a symbolic token of the enduring relationship between Bermuda and the United States who have had strong ties to each other for over 400 years.Mayor Charles Gosling delivered opening remarks at the special ceremony today in Queen Elizabeth Park.