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Near Annandale-on-Hudson in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Former New York State Champion Tree

 
 
Former New York State Champion Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Deb Hartshorn, September 4, 2010
1. Former New York State Champion Tree Marker
Inscription.  
Red and Silver Maple Hybrid
Acer rubrum x saccharinum

This just might be the oldest tree on campus. It is estimated at 350+ years old. It has lived through drought, fire and being struck by lightening. It is truly a survivor.
 
Erected by Bard Arboretum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 42° 1.293′ N, 73° 55.002′ W. Marker is near Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on Blithewood Road, half a mile north of Annandale Road (County Road 103), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located on Bard College campus across from Blithewood Mansion. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Red Hook NY 12571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flatbush Reformed Church (approx. 2 miles away); Glasco Turnpike (approx. 2.4 miles away); David Van Ness (approx. 2˝ miles away); Watts De Peyster Firemens Hall (approx. 2.6 miles
Former New York State Champion Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Deb Hartshorn, September 4, 2010
2. Former New York State Champion Tree and Marker
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away); Elmendorph Inn (approx. 2.8 miles away); “Historic Diner” (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hendricks House (approx. 2.8 miles away); St. Margaret's (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Blithewood Mansion. (Submitted on September 9, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
 
Blithewood Manor on Bard College Campus Located Across From Tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Deb Hartshorn, September 4, 2010
3. Blithewood Manor on Bard College Campus Located Across From Tree
Blithewood's Restored Formal Italian Garden image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Deb Hartshorn, September 4, 2010
4. Blithewood's Restored Formal Italian Garden
Blithewood's Restored Formal Italian Garden image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Deb Hartshorn, September 4, 2010
5. Blithewood's Restored Formal Italian Garden
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,401 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 9, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 25, 2023