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Trees and shrubs [invasives are indicated in red]

Rhodora (Rhododendron canadense), a wild rhododendron, locally  rare Along  highest section of Farrington Lake Montain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Pink Azalea
(Rhododendron periclymenoides)
Flowering Dogwood
(Cornus florida)
Montain Laurel
(Kalmia latifolia)

Red Maple (Acer rubrum) Norway  Maple [invasive]
(Acer platanoides)
Its leaves look  like poison ivy  leaves, but  its  winged seeds are unmistakable  
Silver Maple
(Acer sacharinum)
Box Elder, a maple 
(Acer negundo)

surface of mature trunk  is  whitish and  flaky
White Oak (Quercus  alba)

In wild areas along Farrintong Lake  
Big  Tooth  Aspen
(Populus grandidentata
  Silky Dogwood
(Cornus amomum)
After Spring 2010 storm - Helyar forest Branch of Pin oak (Quercus palustris). This oak can be planted in floodable areas.  
Red Oak
(Quercus rubra
Pin Oak
(Quercus palustris)
Black Oak
(Quercus velutina

Mapleleaf Viburnum
Viburnum acerifolium
Arrow wood 
(Viburnum dentatum)
Blackhaw Viburnum
(Viburnum prunifolium)

Also  named glossy sumac. Leafy membranes (wings) between leaflets Tree of  Heaven (Ailanthus altissima). Was already used by  native American to  treat external inflammationst
Winged Sumac
(Rhus copallina)
Smooth  Sumac
(Rhus glabra)
Tree of  Heaven [invasive]
(Ailanthus altissim
Witch Hazel
(Hamamelis virginiana)
Trunk is tall and regular, like a Greek  column;  bark pattern is fine, regular, like a mesh  extended vertically Also named Sweet Birc, h,  Cherry Birch, Mahogany Birchor Spice Birch; broken  twigs  and under bark have a wintergreen aroma
Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) Black  birch
(Betula lenta)
 Matures as a large tree. Invasive in parts of  the  U.S., endangered in Japan. It was introduced in the  19. c.  from its seeds used as packaging  filler  for  chinaware. One of the  few remaining groves of the flood-tolerant white cedar (Chanaecyparis thyoides).
Catalpa (Catalpa sp.) Catalpa (Catalpa sp.) Paulownia [invasive]
(Paulownia tomentosa)
White Cedar in winter
(Chanaecyparis thyoides)


From a canoe  
Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)  

    Indians  used to  extract  oil by boiling  the  meat  of the  nuts.
  Black  Walnut (Juglans nigra)

also calledb blackgum, pepperidge, sourgum, and beetlebung Near DAvidosns Mill Pond. Devastated by the  blight in the  early  1900s, very  rare are the  American chestnuts that reach maturity
American Beech
(Fagus  grandifolia)
Black Gum (late summer)
(Nyssa sylvatica)
American Chestnut - immature-
(Castanea dentata)
Easily  mistaken for  chokecherry
Mulberry (Morus sp.) Black Cherry
(Prunus serotina)
American Hazelnut
(Corylus americana)
Black  Locust
(Robinia pseudoacacia)

swamp rrose hips (fall) Invasive plant, native to Asia. Notice the clusters of many small berries.
Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) Multiflora Rose [invasive] (Rosa multiflora)

Unlike blackberry, it  has  bluish stems Established non-native plante; its stems are hairy. Sometimes listed as invasive Sweet Pepperbush, Anne Bidwell or Summersweet. Flowers have a sweet and spicy  fragrance. Good plant  for  preventing erosion of riverbanks
Black Raspberry
(Rubus occidentalis)
(Rubus phoenicolasius)
Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis) Sweet  Pepperbush
(Clethra alnifolia)
Leaves are gigantic (3 feet long, 3 feet wide). What appears to  be a leave is  a leaflet. berries, very  attractive to bird
Devil's Walking  Stick (Aralia spinosa)

 Umbrella Magnolia
(Magnolia tripetala)
American Elder, Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

Winter picture. Female bush ; most  hollies are dioecious (male and females plants are separate)
American Winterberry
(Ilex verticillata)
(Vaccinium sp.)
(Cephalanthus occidentalis)
hazel alder, smooth alder  Alnus  serrulata (serrulata=fine-toothed), syn. Alnus noveboracensis    
Sassafras [autumn]
(Sassafras albidum)
Hazel Alder, Amooth Alder
(Alnus serrulata)
  See section ' invasive plants'
  Autumn  Olive [invasive]
Elaeagnus umbellata),
Opposite  leaves, invasive  and toxic. (Not  to  be confused with Elaeagnus spp.,  w. alternate leaves.) also named ironwood, blue beech and musclewood. Its branches look like muscles  
Bush  Honeysuckle[invasive] (Lonicera maacki) American Hornbean
(Carpinus  caroliniana)
Near Davidson Mill Pond
(Liquidambar styracflua)
American Holly (Ilex opaca)