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Speaker Joe Cannon Tree

Common Name: Red Oak
Botanical Name: Quercus borealis

Current Location: Capitol Square, S.E.
Planted: 1913

Sponsor: Speaker Joseph G. Cannon (Ill.)

Honoree Details

Speaker of the House of Representatives Joseph Cannon served for 46 years as a republican representative from Illinois and was Speaker from 1903 to 1911.

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Tree Details

The red oak is one of the best oaks for urban environments, often used as a street tree in the New England and Midwestern states.

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The Speaker Joe Cannon tree on Capitol grounds in the summer.