What kind of trees in your town?

abcde at xyz.net abcde at xyz.net
Sun Jul 29 01:20:25 EST 2001

You missed one.

Boxelder (aka ash-leaf maple and manitoba maple).

This is a common urban weed-tree which will grow in the most
improbable places.

For example, they are often found growing in the pavement cracks
at the edges of old asphalt parking lots, and  between old pavement
and building walls.

Like mice, rats, starlings, and sparrows, they are fellow travellers
of the human race.

dwheeler at teleport.com (Daniel B. Wheeler) wrote:

>One of the advantages of living in "Tree City, USA" (Portland, OR) is
>the variety of trees found in the city itself. Yesterday while riding
>the bus from work back home, I wrote down some of the trees I saw:

>Western redcedar
>Easter Red oak
>Bigleaf maple
>Cutleaf (Japanese cultivar) maple
>Black Walnut
>English Walnut
>Pecan!?! (Now that I know what they are, they are easier to spot)
>Tulip poplar
>Douglas fir
>Lodgepole pine
>White pine
>Giant sequoia
>Monkey puzzle
>Coastal Redwood
>Colorado Blue spruce
>Norway spruce
>Deodor cedar
>Italian spruce-pine
>Vine maple
>Pacific Dogwood
>Pink Dogwood
>Flowering plum
>Flowering cherry
>Oregon White oak (or Garry's oak)
>Black hawthorne
>Paper birch
>Western hazel
>Horse chestnut
>Witch hazel
>Black locust
>Unknown member of the pea family: 12-14" bean pods, locust-like leaves

>South of Portland at a rest-stop along Interstate 5, there is a formal
>planting of the "Grove of the States" where every state and
>territorial tree has been planted. It is a measure of the diversity of
>Oregon's forestry that every state and territory of the US grows in
>Oregon. However, the reverse is not true.

>What trees are growing in your town?

>Daniel B. Wheeler

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