As a certified arboretum, Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, New York provides immense dedication to their grounds, ensuring all of the trees, plants, flowerbeds, and monuments are cared for. This dedication is evident as they rework a roadway into a traffic circle in order to preserve a majestic 72’ to 74’ wide Weeping Beech Tree.
The Weeping Beech Tree was growing too close to a road within Pinelawn Memorial Park And Arboretum’s cemetery grounds, so in place of a roadway, which runs alongside the tree, they are creating a traffic circle. This will allow the beautiful Weeping Beech Tree to continue to grow while remaining protected. Part of accomplishing this feat includes carefully adding drainage for the new traffic circle. The entirety of this process is extremely delicate as to not disturb or disrupt the tree’s intricate root system.
The Weeping Beech Tree was also a highlight of Pinelawn’s 3rd Annual Arboretum Tour where guests were left in awe of its sweeping pendulous branches and hanging branchlets. Guests also learned that the Weeping Beech on Pinelawn’s memorial property is approximately 80-110 years old with a considerable crown exceeding 72ft., which is more than twice its height. Additionally, the silverfish gray bark and intricate branch structure make this tree a sight to be admired no matter the season. The stunning Weeping Beech tree is considered to be priceless and it is not hard to see why.
Pinelawn Memorial Park And Arboretum’s dedication to maintaining their grounds has kept countless arboreta, animal species, and historical monuments protected, such as the beautiful Weeping Beech, which now can thrive in its environment. It is through this dedication they have been able to uphold the ideals presented within the Promise of Pinelawn and continue to surround those who visit this non-sectarian cemetery in beauty and tranquility.