Central Park - Flora


Central Park, home to over 25,000 trees, has a stand of 1,700 American Elms, one of the largest remaining stands of in the northeastern U.S., protected by their isolation from Dutch Elm Disease which devastated the tree throughout its native range.

A partial listing of the tree species found in Central Park, both natives and exotics:

  • Acer campestre Hedge maple
  • Acer ginnala Amur maple
  • Acer palmatum Japanese maple
  • Acer platanoides Norway maple
  • Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore maple
  • Acer saccharinum Silver maple
  • Acer saccharum Sugar maple
  • Aesculus glabra American buckeye
  • Aesculus hippocastanum Common horsechestnut
  • Aesculus pavia Red buckeye
  • Aesculus x carnea Red horschestnut
  • Ailanthus altissima Tree of heaven
  • Aralia spinosa Devil's walkingstick
  • Betula alleghaniensis Yellow birch
  • Betula lenta Black birch
  • Betula nigra River birch
  • Betula papyrifera Paper birch
  • Celtis occidentalis Hackberry
  • Cedrus atlantica glauca Blue Atlas Cedar
  • Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood
  • Ginko biloba Ginko
  • Gleditsia triacanthos Honey Locust
  • Carpinus betulus European Hornbeam
  • Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum
  • Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree
  • Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia
  • Pinus strobus Eastern White Pine
  • Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore
  • Quercus alba White Oak
  • Quercus palustris Pin oak
  • Quercus rubra Red Oak
  • Robinia pseudoacacia Black Locust
  • Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress
  • Tilia americana Basswood or American Linden
  • Tilia cordata Little-leaf Linden
  • Tsuga canadensis Canadian hemlock
  • Ulmus americana American Elm

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