Kingston Greenways Association is initiating a tree registry for the village of Kingston and environs. Trees notable for their size, age, beauty, rarity, silhouette, service, unusual seasonal displays, harboring of wildlife, or public or personal significance are all eligible. Please be as specific as possible in describing the location of your nominee. Provide any information you can, including (but not limited to) species, age, measurements, unusual features, historical significance, nests, memories… Drawings or photographs are encouraged. KGA would eventually like to make these images available as e-cards via its web site.
Submitter’s name: Tari Pantaleo
Tree location: Left of the main entrance to the D&R Canal State Park Headquarters (formerly the Princeton Nurseries headquarters) at 145 Mapleton Road
This tree that I call “Twisted Sister” is lovely in every season. William Flemer IV, grandson of the founder of Princeton Nurseries, says that it is a dwarf, weeping European copper beech - -
Fagus sylvatica atropupurea pendula nana
. According to him, it's been there for at least four generations, and can be seen in some very old photos of the building when it was the Nurseries office. When he was a kid, it was fully branched to the ground; now it's showing its advanced age with reduced growth.