#018 Japanese Pagoda Tree (Styphnolobium japonicum)

This Japanese Pagoda was formerly the sister tree to Treasure Tree #019. It was located in a private neighborhood park originally designed by Frederick Law Olmstead in 1911, commissioned by Edward Dilworth Latta. This specific tree was cabled for support, but during 2021 the trunk began to split apart and had to be removed due to safety concerns. Thank you to Dan L. Morrill for the historical information, pulled from his piece, Dilworth’s Early History 1890-1911.

Statistics (1992/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 136/171
  • Height (Ft.): 84/81
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 66/79
  • Total Points: 237/272

More Information

  • Nominated By: Virginia MacGuire
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: Morrocroft Homeowners Association
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: Morrocroft
  • Property Type: Private
  • Nearest Address: Private Poperty
  • Ecological Value: Traditionally, the buds of Japanese Pagoda trees were used to create yellow dye for Japanese prints.
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