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Washington Square Park Tree Index by Genus

Cataloguing tree diversity in the park was a founding goal of Washington Square Park Eco Projects. Eco Projects launched with an online map of the park's trees. In addition, I have been interested in a management plan for the park since I began to explore it. Currently the tree map does not filter by genus or species. Here I've listed the genus (n=34) present in the park. In a future post I will provide a species index including the number of trees per species.

Acer (maple)
Betula (birch) [sole individual died and was removed]
Carpinus (hornbeam)
Catalpa (catalpa)
Cedrus (cedar)
Cercis (redbud)
Cornus (dogwood)
Crataegus (hawthorn)
Fraxinus (ash)
Ilex (holly)
Malus (crabapple)
Magnolia (magnolia)
Morus (mulberry)
Picea (spruce)
Pinus (pine)
Platanus (plane tree, sycamore)
Prunus (cherry, plum)
Quercus (oak)
Robinia (locust)
Syringa (lilac)
Taxodium (cypress)
Tilia (linden)
Ulmus (elm)
Zelkova (zelkova)

Ailanthus (A. altissima) (tree-of-heaven)
Ginkgo (G. biloba) (ginkgo, maidenhair tree)
Gleditisia (G. triacanthos) (honey locust)
Liquidamabar (L. styraciflua) (sweetgum)
Liriodendron (L. tulipifera) (tulip-tree)
Metasequoia (M. glyptostroiboides) (dawn redwood)

Koelreuteria paniculata (golden rain tree)
Maclura pomifera (Osage orange)
Phellodendron amurense (Amur cork tree)
Styphnolobium japonicum (Japanese pagoda tree)


Matt Maldre said…
Catalpa, my favorite.
Local Ecologist said…
There are two catalpas in the park so we count ourselves lucky. The flowers are stunning.