Posts Tagged 'plants'
Tags: Green-Wood, New York Botanical Garden, plants, trees
Tulip Trees (Liriodendron tulipifera) are some of the largest trees here in the East. In the woods, they tend to grow up very straight, as in the NYBG example below, shooting up quickly to get the light and not bothering with broadly branching. There are some wonderful examples in the Midwood in Prospect Park and in Green-Wood. But Green-Wood is less of a dense woodland, and some trees there can spread out a bit. Still, this Green-Wood specimen is unusual. It’s has a very wide bole, but then it sprouts out with as many arms as an octopus. It looks practically pollarded, and I suspect that’s what happened at some point long ago. The visible cut section may be more recent (?)“It’s an Ent!”
Tags: Brooklyn, Green-Wood, plants, Prospect Park, trees
Tags: Brooklyn, Green-Wood, plants, trees
At some point in its illustrious career, this Weeping Willow lost a bifurcating trunk, leaving a near horizontal gape about four feet up the bole. The slowly rotting remains inside there provided a seedbed for not one, not two, but three saplings: cherry, maple, and mulberry. This is a four-tree tree, which is the most I’ve ever seen. (Pictures a couple weeks old, so this community is probably not as green or leafy now that fall has definitely settled in.)
Tags: Brooklyn, Green-Wood, plants