Quarryville Elementary School, 211 South Hess Street, Quarryville PA (behind the school)
Scott Peiffer, Kathleen Hood
Planted in 1999, this tree is a certified direct descendant of a Tulip Tree planted by George Washington at Mount Vernon VA in 1785. Still alive in 2019, the Mt. Vernon tree is thus 234+ years old.
This amazing species is the tallest hardwood in eastern North America, with a maximum known height of about 190 feet.
[Last photo is by G. Sheller.]