July 8, 2012
Tree Identification - The Trees at Lusitania Meadow

Trees that were identified in the field include: American Larch/Tamarack (Larix laricina), European Larch (Larix decidua), Tulip Tree/Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), White Oak (Quercus alba), and Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor).
Left Photo: Even though trees have different ways to produce seeds, they all flower. Ranger Jean Rogers tells program participants that the flowers eventually turn into fruit s she holds the fruit of a Black Walnut (Juglans nigra).
Middle Photo: Participants examine a Tulip Tree, aka Gum (Liriodendron tulipifera).
Right Photo: After the field excursion, Ranger Jean Rogers invited participants to look at the numerous identification books she brought. Earlier in the program, she told participants that most trees have a single trunk. One exception is the Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum) which forks low to the ground, usually with two or three (sometimes four) trunks.
Descriptions and Photos by Carol Collura (Photos © 2012 Carol Collura)