Copper Beech

Copper Beech (HMSWS)

Location: Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Nassau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 53.127', W 73° 30.057'

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Fagus sylvatica

— Sagamore Hill National Historic Site —

This copper beech, also called a purple beech, was planted by the Roosevelt family about 1895. Its leaves go through several color changes as the season progresses; they appear each Spring as a light copper color, turning purple by June and finally become a deep green color by the height of Summer.

Trees of this variety are native to western Europe, but they grow well here, and were very popular on large estates of this area in the late 19th century.

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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 626292 N 4527122
Decimal Degrees40.88545000, -73.50095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 53.127', W 73° 30.057'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 53' 7.62" N, 73° 30' 3.42" W
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Area Code(s)631, 516
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 94-270 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay NY 11771, US
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