Arbor Walk #134
The Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) is considered to be the tallest tree east of the Rocky Mountains, and one of the most historically important. This tree, which ranges from 80' up to 180+' at its record tallest, was the premier tree for timber in North America in the 18th and 19th century. Due to its massive demand in furniture, construction, and farming, stands of this pine were dramatically wiped out by 1900.
Arbor Walk #116
One of the more unique members of the Pine family (Pinaceae), this tree has a circular spray of soft, thick needles and mature cones that resemble upside down succulents or artichokes. Originating from eastern China, this species thrives in the warm, wet environments of the American Midwest and Southeast.
Arbor Walk #120
This tree gets its name from the gummy sap contained in the tree's leaves, branches, and bark, which does not pour out like a milkweed but rather pulls apart with sticky strings like half-dried glue. Native to China, this tree has been traditionally used to treat high blood pressure, liver, and kidney issues.
Arbor Walk #117
This willow is a hybrid between the Bay Willow (Salix pentandra) and the Eastern Crack-willow (Salix euxina). It was developed at North Dakota State University and is known for its rounded shape, vigorous foliage, and its namesake reflective leaves that lend the 'Silver Lake' epithet.
Arbor walk #11, Treekeeper ID #1607
This small flowering tree belongs to a family of trees that are popular for their profuse spring flowers. This tree also produces its namesake crabapples, which are edible except for the seed, yet very small. Arbor Walk #11 has a dome-like shape and students often study underneath the tree's canopy in hotter months.
Arbor walk #6, Treekeeper ID #2200
The London Planetree is a hybrid of the Oriental Plane (Platanus orientalis) and American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), combining improved disease resistance with cold tolerance. The London Planetree is also extremely tolerant of pollution, and is even found to be an effective removal agent of air pollution particles.
Arbor Walk #131
This shrub is quite rare, endemic to Maine, Massachusetts, and other isolated pockets along the East Coast from Nova Scotia to South Carolina. Its edible berries and pollen-tipped white flowers are notable characteristics of this plant, which inhabits sandy areas mainly along the coastline.
Arbor Walk #1, Treekeeper ID #2642
Also known as the Persian ironwood, the Persian Parrotia is known for its exfoliating bark which is particularly noticeable in the winter. When young, its leaves are reddish purple, and as it matures they will become dark green in the summer and yellow, orange, and red in the fall.