Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio

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Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio

Post by tsharp » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:34 pm

I paid a visit to this cemetery several times between 3/31/2014 and 4/5/2014 and measured some 25 trees. The cemetery is owned by the City of Marietta in Washington County. It received its first burial in 1864. A few tombstones with older dates indicate reburials from other locations.

The cemetery has a mixture of native and planted trees. It is dry and fairly poor site. Elevation ranges from 560' to 800'.
The largest trees of each species measured are listed below in order of descending height.
American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) 11.7' x 104.7'
Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) 11.6' x 103'
Sawara False- cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera) 8.3' x 91.1' x 30' (maximum crown spread)
White Oak (Quercus alba) 12.8' x 89'
Norway Spruce (Picea abies) 7.3' x 83.9'
Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa) 8.0' x 88.1' x 51', 8.9' x 87.7' x 67' (crown spreads are maximum)
Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) 8.7' x 83.5'
Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra 8.9' x 82.7'
Red Maple (Acer rubrum) 9.8' x 78.5', 11.2' x 77'
Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) 11.4' x 75.4'
Post Oak (Quercus stellata) 11.0' x 73.4' x 71' (maximum crown spread)
Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsysylvanica[/i ]7.1' x 67.8'
Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) 4.9' x 59.7'
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) 10.1' x 58.2'
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) 9.1' x #
The Sawara Cypress, Mockernut Hickory, and Post Oak are or have been Ohio State champions.
A complete listing of trees measured can be found on the Trees database at:

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Re: Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio

Post by Matt Markworth » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:56 pm


Thanks for posting. I don't get to that part of the state very often, so it's always good to see your posts from there. I also enjoy checking out old trees in cemeteries.


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