May 11, 2021

Tree of the Week – White Fringetree

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager Chionanthus virginicus, white fringetree, has one of the most unusual flower displays of any North American flowering tree (the only serious […]
May 4, 2021

Tree of the Week – Hawthorn

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager We covered green hawthorn in a previous installment, but the Crataegus genus is worth revisiting for too many reasons to pass […]
April 27, 2021

Tree of the Week: Chokecherry

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager Chokecherry, bitter cherry, bitter berry, bird cherry – none of the common names assigned to Prunus virginiana make it sound like […]
April 20, 2021

Tree of the Week: Flowering Dogwood

Legendary plantsman Michael Dirr calls Cornus florida, the flowering dogwood, “the aristocrat of native flowering trees”, and who could disagree? The white flowers (pink on some […]
April 13, 2021

Tree of the Week: Redbud

Flowering dogwood might be our state tree, but Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) is our most reliably beautiful flowering tree. It’s ubiquitous both as a cultivated plant […]
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