Chinese chestnut (Castanea molassima)Though the Milton Hershey School campus is graced by a number of magnificent trees, one of the oldest and most meaningful to generations of HIS/MHS students might be this Chinese chestnut. Known informally as the "climbing tree) for low-hanging and widespread branches, the tree is marked by an unmistakable "earthy aroma" emanating from its canopy, which is covered in clusters of long soft tendrils each spring. The series of branches extending horizontally almost from the base made it an excellent tree for climbing (if students could get away with it) for those boys and girls who made Kinderhaus their home.
|Placed By||Department of School History-Spartans|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 361725 N 4459552|
|Decimal Degrees||40.27503333, -76.62641667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 16.502', W 76° 37.585'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 16' 30.12" N, 76° 37' 35.1" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 461-499 US-322, Hershey PA 17033, US|
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