Tree of the Week: Osage orange

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager Osage orange, Maclura pomifera, is a tree possessed of many strange qualities. The standout is its fruit, those softball-sized “oranges”, “hedge apples” or “monkey brains” […]

Tree of the Week: White Mulberry

By Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager White mulberry, Morus alba, has previously been featured in Tree of the Week. I didn’t have a lot of good things to say about it. […]

Tree of the Week: Central Fields Sycamore

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager This American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), located just off of Central Fields in Forest Park, has been one of my favorite trees since I first came […]

Tree of the Week Turns Over a New Leaf

The problem with doing Tree of the Week is that eventually, you’re going to run out of trees. Not trees in general – there are thousands of species worldwide –  […]