Henry Ford tree reveals answer to 100-year-old mystery

This article in Press & Guide discusses Davey's presence on the Henry Ford Estate since 1911.   

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By Aysha Jamali

Posted: April 23, 2014

Henry Ford Estate in Dearborn is a top destination for people near and far looking to enjoy a picturesque landscape.

In light of Arbor Day Friday, one historic tree worth mentioning on the property is an approximately 300-year-old Bur Oak, one of the few remaining of its age in Michigan.

“The Oak tree is significant in that Henry Ford wanted to build a tree house and look out at the Oak tree from the tree house,” said Tom Holden, arborist with The Davey Tree Expert Company that works on the Estate.

Not only is the tree historic, he said, it was also involved in a 100-year-old mystery.

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