Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) - Allentown, PA, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug
N 40° 35.281 W 075° 29.381
18T E 458561 N 4493139
This massive Eastern Cottonwood is located in the northern edge of the Little Lehigh Parkway.
Waymark Code: WM17R3K
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 03/26/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 3

Most park visitors come to this part of the Little Lehigh Parkway to play disc golf, as the course runs by here.

However; there is a very large Eastern Cottonwood along the course, about 75 ft to the west of the Little Lehigh Creek. According to PA Big Trees, the measurements are:

Circumference (inches): 215
Spread (feet): 119
Height (feet): 133
Points: 378

Source: (visit link)

The researchers made the measurements in 2009, so I suspect the tree is a tiny bit larger now.

It is about a 3 minute walk from parking. Grassy forest. Watch out for flying discs!
Genus/Species: Populus deltoides

Height: 133

Girth: 17

Method of obtaining height: Clinometer

Method of obtaining girth: Tape

Location type: Park

Age: 200

Historical significance:
Not sure if there is one, but it is one humungous tree.

Website reference: [Web Link]

Parking coordinates: N 40° 35.267 W 075° 29.276

Walk time: 3

Photograpy coordinates: N 40° 35.277 W 075° 29.358

Planter: Not listed

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