Mazzard Cherry: Champion Tree (Prunus avium)

GPS Coordinates: 40.02765, -75.315122

The Mazzard Cherry (Prunus avium) tree is deciduous, having leaves turn red, orange, and pink in the fall before they fall. They bear both fruit (cherries) and flowers in the springtime, coinciding with the festivities of Bryn Mawr’s May Day tradition. It is one of the many varieties of cherry trees found on Bryn Mawr’s campus. This particular Mazzard Cherry is more than 200 years old. Many Bryn Mawr students enjoy climbing this tree on warm days due to its low branches and the view overlooking the Labyrinth and the playing fields. This tree ranks No. 2 in the Pennsylvania state champion listing 2010.

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