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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American yellowwood

Cladrastis kentukea

 
 
American yellowwood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 27, 2022
1. American yellowwood Marker
Inscription.  

This is a medium sized shade tree
with wide-spreading crown, graceful
flowers and beautiful fall color. Used
as an ornamental, it prefers rich,
moist, limestone soil. Heartwood
is a striking deep yellow color. Early
Americans boiled chips of yellow
wood to produce a yellow dye.

 
Erected by Wilkes University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 14.666′ N, 75° 53.44′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on River Street south of South Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 96 West South Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Class of 1999 Senior Class Gift (within shouting distance of this marker); George Catlin (within shouting distance of this marker); New Men's Dormitory (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorothy Dickson Darte Center
American yellowwood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 27, 2022
2. American yellowwood Marker
Apparently, the American yellowwood tree no longer exists at this location
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Durkee (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Morgan Kirby (within shouting distance of this marker); Lyman H. Howe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Susquehanna River (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .  The American Yellowwood Tree. (Submitted on June 28, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Aug. 15, 2022