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Willard Memorial Chapel

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 10:40 pm
by ElijahW
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

Re: Willard Memorial Chapel

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

Re: Willard Memorial Chapel

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:32 pm
by ElijahW
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