Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, NY

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Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, NY

Post by ElijahW » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:19 pm


This report will be brief, with only three measured trees:

Norway Spruce


Ponderosa Pine

90.3’ x 10.13’

Pinyon Pine (2-Needle)


This morning I made an enjoyable pit stop at Glenwood Cemetery, on the southern edge of the city of Geneva, to check out a couple of Norway Spruces I’ve thought looked tall for several years. I discovered that the trees were actually growing on the adjacent property, some sort of art center run by nearby Hobart & William Smith College. I was able to get heights for the two tallest spruces from the cemetery driveway. The first one was a bit of a dud, at just under 120’, but the second was a more respectable 130.7’.

The most impressive tree in the cemetery was the Ponderosa. It’s a big tree with great form, and sticks out like a gem.
Big Pondy
Big Pondy
The most interesting tree, as far as I’m concerned, was the relatively small Pinyon Pine. It’s been six years since I’ve seen one in person, so I’m not 100% sure the ID’s correct, but I’ll post photos below to make my case. The current NY champion Pinus edulis is from the same county ( Ontario), and I think this is the tree.
Pinyon Pine?
Pinyon Pine?
"There is nothing in the world to equal the forest as nature made it. The finest formal forest, the most magnificent artificially grown woods, cannot compare with the grandeur of primeval woodland." Bob Marshall, Recreational Limitations to Silviculture in the Adirondacks

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