Storm Felled Iconic Tree
On July 17, 2019, during an early evening storm, the beautiful Eastern cottonwood tree on Dyke Island, came down. “This tree was one of the most loved bald eagle perches in the George Washington Memorial Parkway park,” said Brent Steury, National Park Service Natural Resources Program manager for the Parkway. FODMers have also seen peregrine falcons, Baltimore orioles and other birds using the tree to rest and nest.
“The island will never be the same,” Steury commented. Ned Stone photographed the fallen tree. Thank you, Ed Eder, for the three photos of the tree over the years.