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Near Dowagiac in Cass County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Big Tree

 
 
Big Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
1. Big Tree Marker
Inscription. This is the third 16 ft. section from the largest Tulip tree in Michigan. When this tree was blown down in May of 1984, it was approximately 300 yrs old and over 225 ft. tall.
 
Location. 42° 0.677′ N, 85° 57.694′ W. Marker is near Dowagiac, Michigan, in Cass County. Marker can be reached from Marcellus Highway 0.4 miles west of Gards Prairie Road. Click for map. Marker is located in Fred Russ Forest Park at the south end of the parking lot; above directions are to the entrance to the park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20379 Marcellus Highway, Dowagiac MI 49047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dowagiac River Watershed / Lunker Structures (within shouting distance of this marker); Newton House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pickett's Corner (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cass County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Underground Railway (approx. 6.4 miles away); Captain Iven C. Kincheloe Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); Decatur Township Hall (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dowagiac.
 
Regarding Big Tree. The downed tulip tree and its stump may be seen from
Big Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
2. Big Tree Marker
Located at the south end of the parking lot
the park's Big Tree Loop trail.
 
Categories. Environment
 
The Big Tree image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
3. The Big Tree
A 16-foot section of the largest Tulip tree in Michigan
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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