Charles Sprague Sargent

Botanist Charles Sprague Sargent

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Botanist Charles Sprague Sargent was a Harvard University botany graduate and American Civil War veteran. Sargent went on to found Harvard's Arnold Arboretum.

Most noted for his work as the director of a nationally recognized arboretum, Charles Sprague Sargent was a talented illustrator of trees and their parts.

Professor Sargent was often referred to as knowing "more about trees than any other living person." He left a legacy of tree illustrations that have been a resource for students of tree identification for more than a century.

Sugar Maple

American Beech

American Basswood