1151 Village Road, Lancaster PA
Architecturally, this specimen is one of the most stunning trees in Lancaster County. With codominant trunks reaching out in all directions from the middle of a horse pasture, its lateral spread is remarkable.
Most trees give a circular appearance in a satellite image but this tree's outline (3rd photo) instead resembles some mysterious South Pacific island (4th photo shows famous Pitcairn Is- land). The tree takes up so much valu- able farmland that the landowners must surely be fond of it.
Unfortunately I've been unable to ap- proach this tree. My wild guess at identification is -- as unlikely as it may seem -- White Mulberry (Morus alba).
[Note: "Arbor arcanum" is Latin for "Tree of Mystery."]