Huge Buttonwood in Egg Harbor City

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#1)  Huge Buttonwood in Egg Harbor City

Postby Barry Caselli » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:42 am

In the ghost town of Gloucester Furnace in the north part of Egg Harbor City, NJ there are 3 houses. In the side yard of one of those houses stands this enormous Buttonwood. It's the largest that I can remember ever seeing in Atlantic County. Unfortunately no one ever seems to be home at that house, or maybe I have always been there at the wrong time.
This tree, along with some bits of slag on the ground, are basically all that remain of the town or village of Gloucester Furnace.
               
                       
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Gloucester Furnace buttonwood
               
               

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#2)  Re: Huge Buttonwood in Egg Harbor City

Postby John Harvey » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:09 am

Ill have to make it out there sometime. Trees of that size seem rare that far east in south jersey.
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#3)  Re: Huge Buttonwood in Egg Harbor City

Postby Barry Caselli » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:13 am

At the ghost town of Martha Furnace in Wharton State Forest in Burlington County there is an old Buttonwood, but it was burned out in a forest fire a long time ago. It is still alive though. The part sticking up on the left is the living part.
               
                       
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Martha Furnace Buttonwood
               
               

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#4)  Re: Huge Buttonwood in Egg Harbor City

Postby Larry Tucei » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:12 pm

Barry-  Wow that is a whopper!!!  Looking forward to knowing what the dimensions of that beauty will be.  Looks like a 20 footer!
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