Tree List

Here is a list of tree species in Glen Providence Park that we have identified so far while mapping trees on PhillyTreeMap. You can see the latest map showing Glen Providence Park on PhillyTreeMap, which has now been added to the larger OpenTreeMap database. Zoom in on the map and click on any individual tree for details, including its eco-benefits.  You can also locate individual species on PhillyTreeMap using the “Search by Species” box, to see where that tree species is distributed within the park. Read more about our tree mapping we started in 2011… it was also our 2015 Citizen Science project!


Glen Providence Park Tree List!

58 species as of December 1, 2017


Yew Family:
Yew,Taxus spp  

Pine Family:
White Pine, Pinus strobus
Red pine Pinus resinosa
Eastern hemlock,Tsuga canadensis
Norway spruce, Picea abies
Douglas fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii

Cypress Family:
Juniper, Juniperus spp

Laurel & Custard-Apple Families:
Sassafras, Sassafras albidum
Pawpaw, Asimina triloba

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

Sycamore Family:
American Sycamore, Platanus occidentalis

Witch Hazel Family:
American Witch Hazel, Hamamelis virginiana

Sweetgum Family:
Sweetgum, Liquidambar styraciflua

Legume Family:
Black Locust, Robinia pseudoacacia
Honeylocust, Gleditsia triacanthos
Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis

Walnut Family:
Black walnut, Juglans nigra  
Butternut, Juglans cinerea
Bitternut Hickory, Carya cordiformis

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

Beech Family:
American Beech, Fagus grandifolia
American Chestnut, Castanea dentata
Japanese Chestnut, Castanea crenata
Chinkapin Oak, Quercus muehlenbergii
Northern Red Oak, Quercus rubra
Eastern Black oak Quercus velutina
Pin Oak, Quercus palustris
Willow Oak, Quercus phellos
White Oak, Quercus alba
Swamp White Oak, Quercus bicolor
Chestnut Oak, Quercus montana

Mulberry Family:
Paper Mulberry, Broussonetia papyrifera
Osage Orange, Maclura pomifera
White Mulberry, Morus alba

Rose Family:
Crabapple, Malus spp
Black Cherry, Prunus serotina
Hawthorne, Crataegus spp
Serviceberry, Amelanchier spp

Hemp Family:
Hackberry, Celtis occidentalis

Elm Family:
Slippery Elm, Ulmus rubra

Mallow Family:
American basswood,Tilia americana

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

Quassia Family:
Tree of heaven, Ailanthus altissima

Dogwood Family:
Pagoda dogwood, Cornus alternifolia
Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida

Tupelo Family:
Black Tupelo, Nyssa sylvatica

Snowbell Family:
Carolina Silverbell, Halesia tetraptera

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


12/1/2017: Added Sugar Maple, Bitternut Hickory, and Slippery Elm reported by certified arborist Mike Rolli, and Willow Oak planted on National Public Lands Day in September

1/30/2016: Added Apple, mapped at our Winter Tree Mapping day!
10/29/2015: Added Pagoda Dogwood, Yellow Birch, Pawpaw, and Hawthorne – planted this year on National Public Lands Day.
5/16/2015: Added Black Oak, Boxelder, and Red Pine – mapped at the kick-off to our 2015 Citizen Science project!
4/17/2015: Added trees we have planted at our volunteer days, and others we have identified in the park, bringing total species to 46.
1/28/2014: Added Paper Mulberry, as identified on our Winter Tree Walk.
10/3/2013: We added the American Chestnut – though to protect them, we will not tree map where they are located.
Trees mapped as of 5/25/2012: 145 trees, 36 species
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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