Hangman's Elm of Washington Square Park

The English elm at the northwest corner of Washington Square, also known as "Hangman's Elm," is one of the oldest trees on Manhattan Island. According to legend, traitors were hung from the branches of the tree during the American Revolution. Historical records suggest that it is more than 300 years old.

Tree Details

Species English Elm (Ulmus procera)
Height: 131.2 Feet
Trunk Diameter 67.2 Inches
Average Canopy Spread 42.5 Feet


Northwest corner

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