Croton Yews - Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member UMainah
N 41° 10.191 W 073° 53.917
18T E 592391 N 4558196
Quick Description: These Historic Croton Yews are located in Croton Point Park and are on the New York State Historic Tree Register.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/15/2013 8:21:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMJGB4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
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Long Description:
These Historic Croton Yews are located in Croton Point Park and are on the New York State Historic Tree Register. They were planted by Dr. Richard Underhill. A success businessman, who with his brother William, used the site to provided New York City with bricks after Lower Manhattan burned and also to create a vineyard on the point with a worldwide reputation.

The sign at the site reads:
"HISTORIC CROTON YEWS
These four ENGLISH YEWS
(taxus baccata) were planted
by Dr. Richard Underhill
in the mid 1800's when he
lived here with his family.
Their mansion stood nearby,
overlooking the Hudson River.
The Yews were purchased
for thirty-seven and 1/2 cents
each from a nursery in
Flushing, NY. They are now
on the New York State Historic
Tree Register."
Historic Event:
They were planted by Dr. Richard Underhill. A success businessman, who with his brother William, used the site to provided New York City with bricks after Lower Manhattan burned and also to create a vineyard on the point with a worldwide reputation. They are listed on the New York State Historic Tree Register.


Year: 1850

Species: English Yew

Approximate Age: 160

Location: Croton-on-Hudson, New York

Website: Not listed

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