Three Common Horsechestnuts at the Van Cortlandt Mansion

The common horsechestnuts on the east lawn of the Van Cortlandt mansion are said to stand like sentries at the gate of history. Built in 1748, the Van Cortlandt Mansion is the oldest building in the Bronx, and it provided a roof for George Washington: twice in defeat and once in triumph.

Tree Details

Species Common Horsechestnuts (3) (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Height: 87.74 Feet
Trunk Diameter 41.5 Inches
Average Canopy Spread 45 Feet


On the east lawn of Van Cortlandt Mansion.

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