Taxus baccata

Laurel Hill West (Cypress Section)Tag 1454

This enormous specimen of English Yew is the largest Yew in Pennsylvania. This tree appears in photographs of the original farmstead, predating John Jay Smith’s purchase of the land for Laurel Hill West in 1869. The beauty of this giant set against the historic receiving vaults can be enjoyed all year long, but is especially beautiful in the winter covered in snow.