Yet to be marked walking from the Paper Birch tree to the next Waymark we identified the Beech and Large Leafed Magnolia (which Laura mistakenly thought might be a Pawpaw tree with its large leaves and fruit looking buds).
N 42’ 52.240` W 077’ 14.630` Cedar near gazebo – at first John Hyde thought it looked like a juniper, but by it’s soft touch he agreed it is a Western Red Cedar, Thuja plicata, a cypress of the Pacific northwest.
Before reaching our next Waymark we admired this small Japanese Umbrella Pine (Sciadopitys verticillata)
and John told us about the sick Lombardy poplar to the left of our next Waymark…
N 42’ 52.063` W 077’ 14.697` Twin White Oak (look up beyond the maple leaves). This is a photo from June when we had help from twins to record our Waymarks.
There are several other tree species in the woods just south of the arboretum including black walnuts.
John was a true horticulture professor armed with his very own Michael Dirr encyclopedia of trees.