TIM PURTELL PHOTO | Ecklund witch hazel on South Midway Road.
Latin Name: Hamamelis X intermedia, H. virginiana
Location: In the bleak month of February when winter seems endless, few sights are as welcome as the bright yellow flowers of the witch hazel. A gorgeous multi-trunked specimen stands out like a floral torch on 59 South Midway Road in front of James and Linda Eklund’s house. (more…)
TIM PURTELL PHOTOS | Manhanset sweetgum tree.
Latin Name: Liquidambar styraciflua
Locations: Three sweetgums stand tall at the edge of the Library parking lot. Four other trees, planted by Friends of Trees, can be found along Manhanset Road by Bonnie Lane. A sturdy specimen grows on the grounds of Union Chapel. (more…)
TIM PURTELL PHOTOS | A beautiful pin oak in the Town Center.
Latin Name: Quercus palustris
Locations: A magnificent, tall pin oak grows in the Town Center between the Library and Town Hall. Because this tree stands alone, it has a full, even spread on all sides.
Tree stats: The native pin oak ranges from the Midwest to the Northeast. The Latin word palus means swamp, which indicates this tree’s preference for moist soil. Despite this preference, it’s a popular landscape and street tree that adapts to various conditions. (more…)
TIM PURTELL PHOTO The flower of the tulip tree.
Latin Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Locations: A large, old tulip tree reigns close to Route 114 on the Havens House grounds. On Ram Island, a handsome specimen, donated by the Tuthill Drive Neighbors, grows at the entrance to Tuthill Drive. Three other trees — one between Chase Bank and Justice Hall, a second on Manhanset Road near Cobbetts, and a third on Burro Hall Lane across from the Recycling Center — were planted by Friends of Trees. (more…)
TIM PURTELL PHOTO | The spring flowers of the red maple.
Latin name: Acer rubrum
Locations: A large, old red maple grows in front of the Chase Bank. They can also be can be seen along Cobbetts Lane, Menantic Road by Bowditch, and Midway Road. (more…)