July 1, 2014

24 tree species in the Tree Museum


The Tree Museum is not a building.  It is a  narrated walk of 100 trees of 24 species along the Grand Concourse between 138th Street and the Moshulu Parkway in the Bronx.  The public art project was designed by visual artist Katie Holten in 2009.  The audio guide has been discontinued but you can still walk the project and gaze at the trees.  Download the map.

There are "more than 60 species of trees currently growing along the Grand Concourse.  This is more than 70 percent of the species we plant citywide, making the Concourse not only grand, but also diverse," said Jonathan Pywell, Bronx Senor Forester, NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation to Katie Holten.  The 24 species featured in the Tree Museum are:

Ailanthus
Ailanthus altissima

Amur corktree
Phellodendron amurense

Green ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Cottonwood
Populus

Crabapple
Malus

Kwanzan cherry
Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'

American elm
Ulmus americana

Chinese elm
Ulmus parvifola

Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba

Hackberry
Celtis occidentalis

Hawthorn
Crataegus

Kentucky coffeetree
Gymnocladus diocia

Littleleaf linden
Tilia cordata

Honeylocust
Gleditsia triacanthos

London planetree
Platanus x acerifola

Norway maple
Acer platanoides

Red maple
Acer rubrum

Northern red oak
Quercus rubra

Pin oak
Quercus palustris

Willow oak
Quercus phellos

Callery pear
Pyrus calleryana

White pine
Pinus strobus

Sophora
Sophora japonica [now Styphnolobium japonicum]

Zelkova
Zelkova serrata

1 comment:

  1. A tree museum! What a wonderful idea. :)

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