Murrysville, Pennsylvania: Trees Spell Town Name

850 spruce trees planted by Boy Scouts in 1933 are arranged to spell MURRYSVILLE, visible overlooking the town on a hillside. Requires annual pruning and maintenance; reported less legible in 2013.

Address:
3098 Pleasant Valley Rd, Murrysville, PA
Directions:
Address is at the base of the trees, but it's best seen on US Hwy 22 looking south.
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Town Tree Sign

Since 1933, Murrysville has had a "tree sign" spelling out the word "Murrysville." The trees were landscaped to grow and form the letters by local Boy Scouts. The sign is situated on a large hill as one enters the municipality from the Murrysville-Monroeville border, near U.S. Route 22. Though it is no longer the largest, in 1947 the sign was featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not as the world's largest arboreal sign.

The "Y" in the Murrysville sign points to the Haymaker Gas Well, the nation's first commercial natural gas well.

[Kirsten, 06/21/2014]

2013 news stories report that the tree sign is overgrown, its 850 spruce trees no longer easily read from the highway.


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