Willard Memorial Chapel

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ElijahW
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Willard Memorial Chapel

Post by ElijahW » Sun May 20, 2012 10:40 pm

Ents,

This afternoon I made a quick visit to the Willard Memorial Chapel in Auburn, NY. The church/concert hall/museum is on the National Register of Historic Places, mostly because it is the last intact example of a religious structure with stained-glass windows designed and built by Louis C. Tiffany. Some information can be found here: http://willardchapel.org/index.html. A helpful video is also on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2GQnd00sPo. I've been inside for a concert or two, but this time I wanted to measure a couple of trees on the grounds, a European larch (Larix decidua, I'm guessing) and a Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa). Both trees are planted, though Bur oak is native to the area. The buildings date from 1892-1894, and my guess is that the oak dates from that period, but I don't know about the larch. A couple pictures of the building:
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The bur oak is very much open-grown and measures 74.7' in height by 12'3" in circumference at breast height.
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The larch is also a specimen tree but grows in an area with a little more shade. It measures 63.8' tall by 9' in circumference. The trunk has lots of taper to it.
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Enjoy!

Elijah
"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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Re: Willard Memorial Chapel

Post by Matt Markworth » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:18 pm

Elijah,

Good photos of the bur oak. I always appreciate seeing a photo of the full tree. I'll link to this page in the Bur Oak Database.

Matt

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Re: Willard Memorial Chapel

Post by ElijahW » Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:32 pm

Thanks, Mark. This should be an easy tree to measure crown spread for; I'm not sure why I didn't before, but I'll get to it when I remeasure the tree - hopefully soon.

Elijah
"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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