October 26, 2020 — Eighteenth Planting (3 trees planted)

Three candidates for political office planted three trees on the Saturday before Election Day.

Tree Number 122 Tree Species Date Planted By Whom Planted
119A Nuttall oak
Quercus nuttallii
October 31, 2020
Karen Carter, assisted by Jean-Luc Duvall, Travis Groo, Ann Rouleau, Dave Klemp & George McDowell
Tree planted in loving memory of Mary Wava Franklin, Karen Carter's grandmother.

119B Tulip poplar
Liriodendron tulipifera
"The Liberty Tree of Cary"
October 31, 2020 Travis Groo, assisted by Jean-Luc Duvall, Karen Carter, Ann Rouleau, Dave Klemp & George kMcDowell
Tree planted as an addition to the roster of Liberty Trees that have symbolized the love of liberty of Americans throughout our history. The original Liberty Tree grew near Boston Common and served as a shaded meeting-site for colonists planning to overthrow the British. It was chopped down by a Loyalist in 1775. Many other American towns designated their own Liberty Trees, including Annapolis, whose 400-year-old tree survived the Revolution but not Hurricane Floyd, which knocked it down in 1999.

119C Swamp white oak
Quercus bicolor
"The Enterprise Tree"
October 31, 2020
Jean-Luc Duvall, assisted by Karen Carter, Travis Groo, Ann Rouleau, Dave Klemp & George McDowell
Tree planted to honor vessels named Enterprise, primarily the fictional craft commanded by Captain Picard, who shares a first name with candidate Duvall.