First Light in Cooks Meadow side lights the famous Elm Tree.
This is the last remaining Elm Tree in Cooks Meadow. These tree's were brought here in the late 1800's.
James Mason Hutchings planted several orchards in Yosemite mostly containing apple trees but some cherry trees can be found. Hutchings also planted a row of American elms along the route of the present road that crosses the meadow north of the present Sentinel Bridge.
These were grown from seed supplied by Rev. Joseph Worcester of Waltham, Massachusetts.
12.8.2009 – 11:09 AM
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