Salix Babylonica - Weeping Willow

Salix Babylonica - Weeping Willow (HM4L6)

Location: Tappan, NY 10983 Rockland County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 1.158', W 73° 56.782'

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The Weeping Willow Tree you see is a shoot from what was recorded as the largest Weeping Willow Tree in the entire United States. The original tree was toppled by a storm on July 13, 1987.

Legend has it that the original tree was planted at the time of the trial of Major John Andre or three years later when General Washington met here with Sir Carleton.

The original tree measured 94 feet across its crown and stood approximately 76 feet tall. The trunk measured 27 feet 2 inches at breast height. The round flower garden to the north of this tree is the site of the original Weeping Willow and is about as big as the base of the old tree.

A cross section of one of the branches of original Tree is on view in the Carriage House Museum.
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HM NumberHM4L6
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 588587 N 4541434
Decimal Degrees41.01930000, -73.94636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 1.158', W 73° 56.782'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 1' 9.48" N, 73° 56' 46.92" W
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Area Code(s)201, 845, 212
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 Livingston St, Tappan NY 10983, US
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