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Milford in Pike County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sugar Maple

(Acer saccharum)

 
 
Sugar Maple Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2017
1. Sugar Maple Marker
Inscription.  

One of the oldest trees on the estate, this giant sugar maple was planted in the late 1800s by General William Tecumseh Sherman, a friend of James Pinchot and frequent house guest. We don't tap this tree, but did you know it takes 32 - 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of pure maple syrup?
 
Erected by Grey Towers National Historic Site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 41° 19.674′ N, 74° 49.178′ W. Marker is in Milford, Pennsylvania, in Pike County. Marker and tree are on the grounds of Grey Towers National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford PA 18337, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Grey Towers" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Finger Bowl (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Letter Box (about 300 feet away); Historic Swimming Pool and Terrace (about 300 feet away); The Bait Box (about 400 feet away); Gifford Pinchot

Sugar Maple and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2017
2. Sugar Maple and Marker
The tree has seen better days
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Milford (approx. half a mile away); Milford School (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
Also see . . .  Grey Towers Heritage Association. (Submitted on September 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jul. 1, 2022