Kinderhaus “Climbing Tree”
Chinese chestnut (Castanea molassima)
As one of the oldest and largest trees on campus, the tree was becoming a victim of its own size. To save the tree from certain loss, arborists added permanent bracing and cabling to the tree in 2013. To help pull together the crack in the base, the tree has been outfitted with three one-inch thick pieces of threaded rod. To help support the weight of the tree and draw it together, nine cables also have been anchored to some of the widest spans.
Milton Hershey once said “There is not a person alive who should not plant a tree---not for the shade that you’ll enjoy, but for those who are coming after.” Planted during Mr. Hershey’s lifetime the Kinderhaus Climbing Tree continues to provide shade
Erected by Department of School History-Spartans.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Trees marker series.
Location. 40° 16.502′ N, 76° 37.585′ W. Marker is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Governor Road (U.S. 322) and Meadow Lane on East Governor Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hershey PA 17033, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milton Hershey School (within shouting distance of this marker); Kinderhaus Canna Bed (within shouting distance of this marker); The Homestead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Milton S. Hershey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wildlife Habitat Enhancement (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pennsylvania State Police (approx. 1.1 miles away); Derry Churchyard (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hershey.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Horticulture & Forestry •
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