English Elm at St. Nicholas Ave. and 163rd St.

The English elm growing beside an apartment complex on the east side of St. Nicholas Avenue at 163rd Street was probably planted on the estate of the nearby Morris Jumel Mansion. George Washington stood here on the night of September 21, 1776 to watch the fire set by American rebels that destroyed much of New York City.

Tree Details

Species English Elm (Ulmus procera)
Height: 78.72 Feet
Trunk Diameter 60.7 Inches
Average Canopy Spread 57.5 Feet


Apartment complex on east side of St. Nicholas Ave at 163rd Street

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