Row of Cedar Trees
A “straight range of trees” was a concept landscape gardener Bernard McMahon, friend of Thomas Jefferson, promoted as “proper” in his 1806 book American Gardener’s Calendar. A “range” of trees means trees planted in a line, usually along walks and drives to provide a majestic, formal note. Cedar allées were popular in the South and are seen in many old landscapes in the Fredericksburg area. Some of Belmont's cedars could pre-date the Civil War. Our allée of trees originally featured cedars on one side and locusts on the other.
Row of cedars
Civil War view of cedar trees and deciduous trees
Aerial view of row of cedars