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Storms Destroy Rhinebeck’s Historic Schuyler House Tree

Unfortunately, one of the causalities of Wednesday night’s storms was the largest and oldest black walnut tree in the state of New York, according to Time Warner News. The historic tree grew on the The Grove house property and was planted there by the son of Revolutionary War General Phillip Schuyler in 1795.

The tree was found knocked down and split in half after Wednesday’s powerful storms ripped through the state. The tree had certainly endured centuries worth of bad weather including Hurricane’s Irene and Sandy.

In 2012 the black walnut was nominated to New York State’s Big Tree Register, which is run by the Department of Environmental Conservation. The register includes the champion trees for each species, which is basesd height, circumference and crown size.

Read more about the history of the historic Schuyler Grove tree at the Poughkeepsie Journal.

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