Camperdown Elm near Prospect Park Boathouse

The camperdown elm at Prospect Park was a gift from Mr. A. Burgess in 1872 and was one of the first camperdown elms propagated in the United States. It is celebrated in a poem by the great Brooklyn poet Marianne Moore. The camperdown elm originated on the state of the Earl of Camperdown, near Dundee, Scotland and was introduced to the market in 1850.

Tree Details

Species Camperdown elm (Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii')
Height: 20.5 Feet
Trunk Diameter 47 Inches
Average Canopy Spread 30.5 Feet


South of the Boathouse and east of the Lullwater bridge

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