Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Penn Oak

Penn Oak, Quercus alba
I was looking back through some of my tree photos and I thought this amazing White Oak (Quercus alba) deserved its own post.  Called the Penn Oak, it is located at the Quaker Meetinghouse in London Grove, PA.  The plaque that was secured to the tree in 1932, says that the girth at breast height was 17 feet 1 inch!  It also reads that "This tree was living when William Penn came to Pennsylvania."  It is a truly magnificent tree and I think it is so amazing that it is still standing today.
Plaque mounted to the Penn Oak
The trunk of the Penn Oak was 17 foot 1 inches in diameter in 1932!
Even at the top of the tree, each branch is large enough to be its own full size tree.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what an amazing tree!!! I have never heard of London Grove, PA, where is that exactly?

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