GPS Coordinates: 40.02618, -75.313613
The Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) is an elegant, non-native tree. Specimens were first brought here from either China or Japan sometime around 1865 by Thomas Hogg, Jr. The tree grows to medium height with a multi-trunk shape that is pleasingly asymmetrical, but at least our two trees (one by Goodhart, one on the Merion Avenue side of Rockefeller) are not at all unbalanced or precarious looking. Its roots are near the surface.