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Tappan in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Salix Babylonica - Weeping Willow

 
 
Weeping Willow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
1. Weeping Willow Marker
Inscription.  
The Weeping Willow Tree you see is a shoot from what was recorded as the largest Weeping Willow Tree in the entire United States. The original tree was toppled by a storm on July 13, 1987.

Legend has it that the original tree was planted at the time of the trial of Major John Andre or three years later when General Washington met here with Sir Carleton.

The original tree measured 94 feet across its crown and stood approximately 76 feet tall. The trunk measured 27 feet 2 inches at breast height. The round flower garden to the north of this tree is the site of the original Weeping Willow and is about as big as the base of the old tree.

A cross section of one of the branches of original Tree is on view in the Carriage House Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the Historic Trees series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 13, 1987.
 
Location. 41° 1.158′ N, 73° 56.782′ 
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W. Marker is in Tappan, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Livingston Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the George Washington Masonic Historic Site, at the northeast corner of the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappan NY 10983, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. DeWint House (here, next to this marker); De Wint House (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington and Carleton Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); This House was Occupied by General George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Stone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The De Wint House (about 300 feet away); Grave Markers from Slave Burial Grounds (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappan.
 
Also see . . .
1. DeWint House. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. The Death of John Andre. University of Michigan website entry:
Spy Letters of the American Revolution (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker at George Washington Masonic Historic Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
2. Marker at George Washington Masonic Historic Site
Weeping Willow Tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. Weeping Willow Tree
The De Wint House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
4. The De Wint House
Gen. George Washington stayed at this house on four occasions, including during the trial of the British spy Major John Andre and for his meeting with British General Sir Guy Carleton. The De Wint House is located a short distance from the Weeping Willow tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,801 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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