This self-guided educational opportunity highlights remarkable examples of tree species throughout the Preserve. Can you find them all?
The Tree Walk map is labeled with letters that correspond to each tree. Download or print a copy to bring with you on your walk! Though some trees are off the main trails, we have cleared observation paths to each one. Please stay on these paths while you explore to keep our natural area looking its best.
The trees are marked with botanical identifier stakes, so you'll know when you find them! Each stake has a QR link to a webpage that contains information about the unique qualities of the individual tree, species interactions, and identifying characteristics.
We invite you to explore "Phase 1" of this self-guided opportunity, and keep an eye out for the launch of "Phase 2" later this spring!
Having trouble finding a tree? Look out for botanical markers near the tree's roots, and check the list below for hints:
A - White Oak: single large tree, west side of Thoroughfare Rd
B - Pin Oak: single large tree, south side of meadow connector trail (near parking lot)
C - Willow Oak: single medium tree, path on north side of Meadow Loop
D - American Sycamore: single medium tree, path on north side of Meadow Loop
E - Common Hackberry: single large tree, path on west side of Leopold's Loop
F - Black Walnut: single medium tree, east side of Warbler Way
G - Swamp White Oak: single large tree, path on north side of Warbler Loop
H - Eastern Redcedar: many medium trees, east side of Warbler Way (near sign 11)
I - Pawpaw: many small trees, east side of Warbler Way (next to the footbridge)
J - Fallen Tree: single fallen tree, east side of Warbler Way