Glen Providence Park Tree List!

Feb 29, 2012 by

Here is a list of tree species in Glen Providence Park that we have identified while mapping trees on PhillyTreeMap.  We are just getting started; we will add to this list as we uncover additional species!  You can see the latest maps, complete with calculated eco-benefits of the trees (calculated according to township), on PhillyTreeMap:

for the Upper Providence side of the park
for the Media side of the park

You can zoom in on the map and click on any individual tree for details, including its eco-benefits.  You can also search by a tree’s species on PhillyTreeMap using the “Filter by Species” search box, to see where that tree species is distributed. Read more about our tree mapping project… it’s an Arboretum, after all!


Introducing… our Glen Providence Park Tree List!


Yew Family:
Yew,Taxus spp  

Pine Family:
Eastern hemlock,Tsuga canadensis
Norway spruce, Picea abies
Douglas fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii

Cypress Family:
Juniper, Juniperus spp

Laurel Family:
Sassafras, Sassafras albidum

Magnolia Family:
Umbrella Magnolia, Magnolia tripetala
Tuliptree, Liriodendron tulipifera

Sycamore Family:
American Sycamore, Platanus occidentalis

Witch Hazel Family:
American Witch Hazel, Hamamelis virginiana

Legume Family:
Black Locust, Robinia pseudoacacia
Honeylocust, Gleditsia triacanthos

Walnut Family:
Black walnut, Juglans nigra  
Butternut, Juglans cinerea

Birch Family:
American Hornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana
River birch, Betula nigra

Beech Family:
American Beech, Fagus grandifolia
Japanese Chestnut, Castanea crenata
Chinkapin Oak, Quercus muehlenbergii
Northern Red Oak, Quercus rubra
Pin Oak, Quercus palustris
White Oak, Quercus alba

Mulberry Family:
Osage Orange, Maclura pomifera
Mulberry, Morus spp

Rose Family:
Black Cherry, Prunus serotina
Serviceberry, Amelanchier spp

Mallow Family:
American basswood,Tilia americana

Soapberry Family:
Norway Maple, Acer platanoides
Red Maple,  Acer rubrum
Silver maple, Acer saccharinum
Horsechestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum

Quassia Family:
Tree of heaven, Ailanthus altissima

Dogwood Family:
Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida

Tupelo Family:
Black Tupelo, Nyssa sylvatica

Olive Family:
White Ash, Fraxinus americana
Fringe tree, Chionanthus virginicus


Update on 1/28/2014: We are now maintaining this list on our Tree List page.

Last updated 5/25/2012
Total # of trees mapped so far: 145
Total # of tree species so far: 36

Trees mapped as of 4/28/2012: 112 trees, 33 species
Trees mapped as of 3/7/2012: 106 trees, 30 species
Trees mapped as of  2/28/2012: 72 trees, 18 species

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1 Comment

  1. stephanie

    Started mapping the park’s Sledding Hill today- we added 34 trees and 12 species!

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