Fordham University’s oldest tree is still standing

The oldest tree on Fordham University's campus is still standing after hundreds of years.



An American elm tree on Fordham's campus is said to be about 270 years old. Arborist Steve Farrell says that it is a miracle that the tree is still a part of the Bronx's urban environment.



Arborists believe that the tree is a part of history and inoculate it every year to prevent disease. Although the tree has been maintained, branches and roots were damaged due to natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy.



This year, Fordham University nominated the campus's American Elm to be crowned champion in the National Register of Big Trees.


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