76a Paulowniaold
247 East Orange Street, Lancaster PA

This tree, growing in a tiny backyard in the center of Lancaster, was the Pennsylvania co-champion as recently as 2006 but no remnant remains. The tree (with trunk circumference of 195 inches, height of 64 feet and spread of 57 feet) grew adjacent to a 1760 house which was home to John Passmore, Lancaster’s first mayor.

​(See the entry for the Princess Tree at Franklin & Marshall College for comments about the value of this tree’s wood.)

[Photo depicts a similar tree, not the Orange Street tree.]

Bill Bitzer


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