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Canisteo Living Sign

120 Greenwood St.

Canisteo, NY 14823

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About

The Canisteo Living Sign is a historic civic project that was built by Ed Childs and Harry Smith, donated to the Canisteo School District, that also served as a navigational aid, located at Canisteo, New York. The sign consists of a set of 260 pine trees that spell out the name "Canisteo." They occupy a space approximately 90 feet (27 m) long and 300 feet (91 m) wide. The sign was originally laid out in 1933 then was cleared in April 2016 and subsequently replanted beginning in May 2016 due to a number of dead and dying trees.

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