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Mt. Hope Cemetery, Norwich, NY

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:57 pm
by ElijahW
NTS,

Part Three of my NY cemetery series features Mt. Hope in Norwich, a short trip via State Route 23 west from Morris. With a couple of exceptions, the Mt. Hope trees are young, probably planted in the 1920s or '30s, and are a more diverse mix of species then what is found in Morris. The gems, at least for me, are two old White pines visible from State Route 12:
Old flag pines, 90.5' x 12'2" on the left, and 122.5' x 11'2" on the right
Old flag pines, 90.5' x 12'2" on the left, and 122.5' x 11'2" on the right
Most of Mt. Hope is open lawn with small trees, but a few Norway Spruce and Northern white cedar groves are mixed in well:
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The tallest trees are found on the western backside of Mt. Hope, a very attractive planting of Norway Spruces mixed with Scots, Red, and White pines. Douglas-fir also seems to have had a presence here, but the trees I saw were already dead or dying. This hillside is loaded with 120'+ Norways, and likely some White pines in the 130' range (though I didn't carefully measure any). Here's a summary of what I found:

Norway Spruce
132.7'

Eastern White Pine
122.5' x 11'2"
90.5' x 12'2"

Scots Pine
105.7' x 4'2"
103' x 5'8"

Norway Maple
60.1' x 13'

A couple of pictures of tall Scots Pines:
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The Norway Spruce plantation:
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Elijah