8. Madison Square Park Has A Tree From James Madison’s Estate

trees-roots-history-manhattan-NYC-Untapped-Cities-009The oak tree from James Madison’s estate in Madison Square

There is another aspect of Madison Square Park that pedestrians probably don’t notice everyday: the James Madison Tree between 24th and 25th street. This Red Oak was actually excavated from the Virginia estate of the park’s namesake, James Madison. It was planted in the park and dedicated to James Madison by the Fifth Avenue Association in 1936 to celebrate the Madison Avenue’s centennial anniversary.