The Oldest and Tallest Tree In New York City is the "Queens Giant" in Alley Pond Park

When you think of old parks in New York City, Central Park and Prospect Park come to mind first, so you would expect that the oldest tree in the City would be found in one of them right? Wrong. According to the New York Times, the oldest tree in New York City can be found in Queens Alley Pond Park, in the Oakland Gardens neighborhood.

Take a trip through Alley Pond Park and you might come across a tulip tree that was 134 feet, when last measured in 2005. This tree is often referred by many as the Queens Giant. […] it is believed to around over 450 years old. This would make it the oldest living organism in the city.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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