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Tall weeping Norway Spruce and huge American ElmThe tall weeping Norway Spruce featured in this photo and the huge American Elm, the foliage of which is visible on the right, are two imposing trees which dominate the courtyard of Winnick House today.

Both trees are at least a century old and remain today as sentinels of the past. Theirs is an interesting history since they were planted as part of a landscape plan designed in the 1920’s by one of the first female landscape architects of this country, Marian Cruger Coffin. In the case of the weeping Norway spruce many tree species have a so-called “weeping” or “pendulous” form, where the branches appear to succumb to gravity, rather than reach upwards to the sunlight as they normally do.