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Liberty Tree

The "Liberty Tree" is a 45-foot tulip poplar that stands next to Dalton
City Hall. It was planted in 2006 on the 225th anniversary of the end of the Revolutionary War.

At one time, Liberty Trees stood in each of the 13 original colonies, where they served as rallying places for the Sons of Liberty before the American Revolution. The last standing Liberty Tree was a tulip poplar in Annapolis, MD that was more than 400 years old before being felled by Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Dalton's tree was grown from one of that last Liberty Tree's seeds.

Dalton was chosen as Georgia's Liberty Tree home because of the city's commitment to its Tree City USA program and its active city tree board. The tree was placed on the Georgia Urban Forestry Council's Landmark and Historic Register in 2008.

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