Gore Era Landscape

Curious as to what plants and trees would have been on the property during the Gores’ time?

We have a list of historically accurate flora:

 

LARGE TREES 50’ + 
Acer saccharinumsilver maple
Acer saccharumsugar maple
Acer rubrumred maple
Aesculus hippocastanumhorse chestnut
Castanea dentatechestnut
Carya ovatashagbark hickory
Fagus grandifloraAmerican beech
Fraxinus americanawhite ash
Gingko bilobagingko (female)
Juglans nigrablack walnut
Liriodendron tulipeferatulip tree
Liquidambar styracifluasweet gum
Ostrya virginianahop hornbeam
Platanus occidentslisAmerican plane tree
Quercus alba white oak
Quercus bicolorswamp oak
Quercus palustrispin oak
Quercus rubrared oak
Tilia americanalinden
Ulma americanaelm
Nyssa sylvaticatupelo

MEDIUM TREES 30-50’ 
Betula nigrablack birch
Betula papyriferawhite paper birch
Carpinus carolinianahornbeam
Cledastris luteayellowwood
Gleditsea triacanthusthorned honey locust
Magnolia acuminatacucumber tree
Magnolia tripetalacucumber tree
Malus varietiesapple varieties
Pyrus varietiespear, crabapple
Halesia carolona silver bell

SMALL TREES 15-30’ 
Cercis candensisredbud
Chionanthus virginicafringe tree
Cornus floridadogwood
Cornus mascornelian cherry
Crataegus oxycanthahawthorn
Crataegus phaenopyrumhawthorn
Ilex aquifoliumEnglish holly
Ilex opacaAmerican holly
Magnolia glaucasweetbay

SHRUBS 
Clethra anifoliasummersweet
Leucothe racemoseleucothoe
Viburnum prunifloliumblackhaw
Viburnum dentatumarrowood
Viburnum tilobumAmerican cranberry bush
Ilex verticullatawinterberry
Amelanchier Canadensisservice berry
Lindera benzoinspicebush
Cornus stoloniferaredosier dogwood
Hamamelis virginianawitch hazel (not vernal)
Syringa vulgaris varietieslilac
Rhododendron maximumrosebay rhododendron

EVERGREENS 
Juniperus virginianared cedar
Ilex aquifoliumholly
Tsuga canadensishemlock
Larix larcinaAmerican larch
Pinus strobuswhite pine
Pinus resinosared pine
Thuja occidentalisarbor vitae
Picea rubensred spruce

GROUNDCOVERS 
Arcioustaphylos uva-ursiibearberry
Cornus canadensisbunchberry
Pachysandra procumbenspachysandra
Hedra helixEnglish ivy
Vaccinium angustifoliumlow bush blueberry
Vinca minormyrtle