Trees on the Yale Nature Walk

Tree ID: 153
Date of tree entry: February 6, 2024
The picture displays a red pine tree.
Tree ID: 154
Date of tree entry: February 6, 2024
Tree ID: 151
Date of tree entry: February 6, 2024
Tree ID: 150
Date of tree entry: February 6, 2024
This tree was approximately 5.55 m and had three large branches that branched right from the bottom. It had many different branches coming off it, and had a DBH of approximately 23.7 cm.
Tree ID: 152
Date of tree entry: February 6, 2024
This tree is a gymnosperm with small cones and green, scaly leaves (evidence of being an adult tree). The tree shape was irregular, with some peeling bark on the trunk, which also had some vines growing on the street-facing side.
Tree ID: 165
Date of tree entry: April 27, 2023
The paperbark maple is one of the most beautiful of the maple family. Native to central China, this deciduous tree slowly grows up to 9 meters tall and 6 meters wide, with the trunk's circumference reaching 28 cm. The branches, which grow low to the ground, don trifoliate leaves, and the trunk is composed of orange to bronze papery bark that peels back on the trunk over time. The maple prefers full sun and moist soil for growth but will settle for partial shade as well. Though once common in central China, deforestation and lack of conservation has made it an endangered species in its native land, while it has become a popular ornamental tree around the United States.
Tree ID: 152
Date of tree entry: February 8, 2023
Tree ID: 155
Date of tree entry: February 13, 2023
The Cotoneaster dammeric is a species of flowering plant native to central and southern China. This shrub is a vigorous, dense, evergreen shrub with elliptic-oblong leaves. This plant blooms small white flowers in May, followed by red berries. At Yale, the Bearberry shrub is located throughout the Pauli Muarry and Benjamin Franklin walkway. The shrub is low growing and expansive covering much of the peripheral walk-way.
A black locust near SCL
Tree ID: 164
Date of tree entry: February 9, 2023
This tree has five individual structures, each reaching about the same height. Standing across from SCL, the tree frames 230 Prospect street and offers shade to those leaving the parking complex behind the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. A squirrel has been spotted on this tree and the surveyors are hoping it makes another appearance for their presentation.
Tree ID: 163
Date of tree entry: February 9, 2023
Tall, drooping branches. The twigs are pale gray and the bark is brown. As a deciduous tree, the Green Ash loses its leaves during the colder seasons. Once the weather became warmer, we were able to observe the Green Ash’s green leaflets and buds that grow opposite from one another. Its leaves have pointed tips and tapered bases, colored medium to dark green during the warmer weather. Its bark ridges are diamond shaped. We also were able to see some small green, or purplish flowers blooming.