The Pawling Sycamore - Valley Forge, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug
N 40° 06.613 W 075° 27.523
18T E 460907 N 4440091
Quick Description: The Pawling Sycamore is located in the Fatlands area of Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2009 4:53:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM67DN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 25

Long Description:
The "Pawling Sycamore" is a magnificent tree that stretches over the springhouse of the Boulware Mansion in Valley Forge Park. Known as the “Pawling Sycamore,” the tree is estimated to be 260 to 285 years old. There were some encampments here in the winter of 1778-79, as it was believed the British may try to attack from the north. It is a humungous tree, with its a longest spread of 147 feet. From below, the branches look like hours on a clock. Many of the lower branches touch the ground and are even taking root.
Historic Event:
Encampment at Valley Forge - Winter of 1778-79.

Year: 1778-79 (event)

Species: Sycamore

Approximate Age: 285

Location: Valley Forge, PA

Website: Not listed

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stormyla visited The Pawling Sycamore - Valley Forge, PA 11/29/2009 stormyla visited it