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State College in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Waring European Larch

Larix dicidua

 

Penn State Heritage Trees and Groves

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
1. Waring European Larch Marker
Inscription.  In 1860, just five years after the founding of the Farmers' High School and a year after the first class was offered, this tree was planted by William G. Waring, professor of horticulture.

Native to northern and central Europe, the European larch has widely been planted throughout southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States. This large, graceful, deciduous conifer features luminous green needs in the spring that turn golden yellow in the fall before they are shed. Its genus name, Larix, is the old Latin term for the tree, and its species name, decidua, refers to the fact that larches are deciduous conifers.

Although commonly grown as an ornamental, the European larch has been harvested for its excellent timber and its aromatic resin, used in venetian turpentine, which has medicinal value.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Location. 40° 47.759′ N, 77° 51.807′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Pattee Mall east of Pollock Road
Waring European Larch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
2. Waring European Larch Marker
, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: State College PA 16801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evan Pugh (a few steps from this marker); Old Main Bell (a few steps from this marker); Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); Schwab Auditorium (within shouting distance of this marker); Penn State Obelisk (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Main (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Willow (within shouting distance of this marker); Ionospheric Research (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
Categories. EducationHorticulture & Forestry
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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