Picea abies ‘Pendula’

Weeping Norway Spruce

 

CVS Pharmacy, 2020 Columbia Ave- nue, Lancaster PA

 

Len Eiserer

 

Time was, when an Asian restaurant resided at this address and this stun- ning tree looked perfectly at home. Today, in front of CVS, not so much.

 

But the property owners have thank- fully let the tree remain. Easily over- looked by passersby, the tree is a gem hiding in plain sight.

 

This amazing species has produced “the oldest living tree,” a spruce clone named ‘Old Tjikko’ that has been car- bon dated at 9,550 years old.