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Trees of Green Lake list

In December, 1991, a tree census was conducted at Green Lake. The goal was to count and identify every tree. The results were near the intention, but a few exceptions had to be made. Duck Island was excluded. Small, wild seedlings were ignored. Although both Norway and Sycamore Maples have purpleleaf specimens at the park, they could not be distinguished. Finally, the numerous, tightly crowded willows could not all be accounted for. Thus, as of March 1992, the total number of different kinds of trees noted was 162. The total number of trees is much more tenuous and quickly became dated. Both Mother Nature and the Seattle Parks Department worked on destroying some trees and adding others every year. In the following list, N signifies the tree is native in Seattle (15 total), and W means it grows wild at Green Lake (22 total). For the December 2001 Updated Survey, 9 species indicated as G have no specimens left at Green Lake, and those 52 species in boldface were either not noted in the 1991 survey (2) or were planted in 1992 or later (49) -- or in the case of the Oregon Myrtle, in 1992 it was a pruned bush, now it is an unpruned tree. Anyone who seeks to obtain or contribute more information is welcome to contact me.

Since 1992 Green Lake has had its path redone, a major vegetation management plan implemented, some trees have been labeled by the Green Lake Park Alliance (206 985-9235), and much wildlife habitat enhancement has been done. Now instead of 162 different kinds of trees there are 206! The following list still shows the 1991 quantities -- except for the species in bold.

ALDER, Red -- Alnus rubra 92 N W
APPLE, Orchard -- Malus domestica 2
APPLE, European Crab- -- Malus sylvestris 'Plena' 1 G
APPLE, Japanese Flowering Crab- -- Malus floribunda 9
APPLE, Kaido or Midget Crab- -- Malus x micromalus 8
APPLE, Purple Crab- -- Malus x purpurea 22
APPLE, Red JewellTM Crab- -- Malus Red JewellTM 2
APPLE, Redvein Crab- -- Malus Niedzwetzkyana 20
APPLE, Siberian Crab- -- Malus baccata 9 G
ARBORVITÆ, Oriental -- Thuja orientalis 6
ARBORVITÆ, Pyramidal -- Thuja occidentalis 'Fastigiata' 6
ASH, Caucasian or Narrowleaf -- Fraxinus oxycarpa 1
ASPEN, Quaking -- Populus tremuloides 2 N
BEECH, European -- Fagus sylvatica 9
BIRCH, Downy -- Betula pubescens 23 W
BIRCH, Downy hybrid -- Betula x aurata 1
BIRCH, Jacquemont -- Betula utilis var. Jacquemontii 13
BIRCH, Paper or Canoe -- Betula papyrifera 11 N
BIRCH, River -- Betula nigra HeritageTM 50
BIRCH, White -- Betula pendula 78 W
BIRCH, Weeping White -- Betula pendula 'Tristis' 7
BUCKEYE, Yellow or Sweet -- Æsculus octandra 1
CATALPA, Northern -- Catalpa speciosa 1
CATALPA, Southern -- Catalpa bignonioides 3
CEDAR, Alaska -- Chamæcyparis nootkatensis 2
CEDAR, Atlas -- Cedrus atlantica 1
CEDAR, Blue Atlas -- Cedrus atlantica f. glauca 19
CEDAR, Deodar -- Cedrus Deodara 17
CEDAR, Incense -- Calocedrus decurrens 28
CEDAR of Lebanon -- Cedrus libani 6
CEDAR, Western Red -- Thuja plicata 4 N
CEDAR, Zebra -- Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' 31
CHERRY, Bitter -- Prunus emarginata 1 N W G
CHERRY, Higan -- Prunus subhirtella 23
CHERRY, Horinji -- Prunus 'Horinji' 2
CHERRY, Kwanzan -- Prunus 'Kwanzan' 9
CHERRY, Mazzard -- Prunus avium 16 W
CHERRY, Mikuruma-gaeshi -- Prunus 'Mikuruma-gaeshi' 1
CHERRY, Naden -- Prunus x Sieboldii 1 G
CHERRY, Ojochin -- Prunus 'Ojochin' 1
CHERRY, Oshima -- Prunus Lannesiana 3
CHERRY, Sargent -- Prunus Sargentii 2
CHERRY, Shiro-fugen -- Prunus 'Shiro-fugen' 7
CHERRY, Shirotae or Mt. Fuji -- Prunus 'Shirotae' 6
CHERRY, Sour hybrid -- Prunus x Gondouinii 'Schnee' 1
CHERRY, Tanko-shinju -- Prunus 'Tanko-shinju' 1
CHERRY, Temari -- Prunus 'Temari' 3
CHERRY, Ukon -- Prunus 'Ukon' 14
CHERRY, Whitcomb -- Prunus subhirtella 'Whitcombii' 1
CHERRY, Yoshino -- Prunus x yedoensis 41
COTTONWOOD, Black -- Populus trichocarpa 67 N W
CYPRESS, Arizona -- Cupressus arizonica 1
CYPRESS, Bald -- Taxodium distichum 102
CYPRESS, Hinoki -- Chamæcyparis obtusa 2
CYPRESS, Twisted Hinoki -- C. obtusa 'Coralliformis' 1
CYPRESS, Lawson -- Chamæcyparis Lawsoniana 58
CYPRESS, Lawson Blue -- C. Lawsoniana f. glauca 2
CYPRESS, Lawson Scarab -- C. Lawsoniana 'Allumii' 8
CYPRESS, Lawson Weeping -- C. Lawsoniana 'Intertexta' 2
CYPRESS, Leyland -- x Cupressocyparis Leylandii 7
CYPRESS, Naylor's Blue Leyland -- x Cupressocyparis Leylandii 'Naylor's Blue' 9
CYPRESS, Sawara -- Chamæcyparis pisifera 35
CYPRESS, Sawara Gold -- C. pisifera 'Aurea' 3
CYPRESS, Sawara Moss -- C. pisifera f. squarrosa 9
CYPRESS, Sawara Plume -- C. pisifera f. plumosa 20
CYPRESS, Sawara Thread -- C. pisifera f. filifera 9
DOGWOOD, Cornelian-Cherry -- Cornus mas 2
DOGWOOD, Eastern -- Cornus florida 20
DOGWOOD, Eastern Pink -- Cornus florida f. rubra 1
DOGWOOD, Hybrid -- Cornus 'Eddie's White Wonder' 1
DOGWOOD, Kousa -- Cornus Kousa 13
DOGWOOD, Pacific -- Cornus Nuttallii 4 N W
DOVE TREE -- Davidia involucrata 1
ELM, American White -- Ulmus americana 5
ELM, Camperdown -- Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii' 1
ELM, Hybrid -- Ulmus x hollandica 1
ELM -- Ulmus hybrid cultivar 'Frontier' 6
ELM, Siberian -- Ulmus pumila 5
ELM, Smoothleaf -- Ulmus minor 2
EMPRESS TREE -- Paulownia tomentosa 'Lilacina' 3
EUCALYPT -- Eucalyptus niphophila 1
FIG, Common -- Ficus Carica 1
FIR, Caucasian -- Abies Nordmanniana 4
FIR, Douglas -- Pseudotsuga Menziesii 110 N W
FIR, Blue Douglas -- P. Menziesii ssp. glauca 2
FIR, Grand -- Abies grandis 2 N
FIR, Greek -- Abies cephalonica 2
FIR, Noble -- Abies procera 2
FIR, Veitch -- Abies Veitchii 19
FIR, White -- Abies concolor 11
GINKGO -- Ginkgo biloba 5
GOLDENCHAIN -- Laburnum anagyroides 26 W
GOLDENCHAIN, Alpine -- Laburnum alpinum 7
GOLDEN RAIN TREE -- Koelreuteria paniculata 13 W
HAWTHORN, Autumn Glory -- Cratægus 'Autumn Glory' 1
HAWTHORN, Cockspur -- Cratægus crus-galli 29
HAWTHORN, Common -- Cratægus monogyna 54 W
HAWTHORN, Paul's Scarlet -- Cratægus lævigata 'Paul's Scarlet' 1 G
HAWTHORN, Red -- Cratægus lævigata 'Punicea' 27
HAWTHORN, Washington -- Cratægus Phænopyrum 6
HEMLOCK, Japanese -- Tsuga diversifolia 3
HOLLY, English -- Ilex Aquifolium 9 W
HOLLY, Highclere -- Ilex x altaclerensis 'Wilsonii' 1
HORNBEAM, European -- Carpinus Betulus 1
HORNBEAM, Upright European -- Carpinus Betulus 'Frans Fontaine' 7
HORSE-CHESTNUT, Common -- Æsculus Hippocastanum 6
HORSE-CHESTNUT, Red -- Æsculus x carnea 1
JUNIPER, Rocky Mountain -- Juniperus scopulorum 3
KATSURA -- Cercidiphyllum japonicum 12?
LARCH, European -- Larix decidua 66
LARCH, Japanese -- Larix Kaempferi 6
LINDEN, Crimean -- Tilia 'Euchlora' 8
LINDEN, Silver -- Tilia tomentosa 4
LOCUST, Black -- Robinia Pseudoacacia 3
LOCUST, Globe -- R. Pseudoacacia 'Umbraculifera' 2
MADRONA -- Arbutus Menziesii 5 N
MADRONA, Marina -- Arbutus 'Marina' 1
MAGNOLIA, Evergreen -- Magnolia grandiflora 5
MAGNOLIA, Star -- Magnolia stellata 2
MAPLE, Amur -- Acer Ginnala 4
MAPLE, Bigleaf -- Acer macrophyllum 18 N W
MAPLE, English -- Acer campestre 1
MAPLE, Freeman Hybrid -- Acer x Freemanii Autumn Blaze® 12
MAPLE, Japanese -- Acer palmatum 3
MAPLE, Japanese Purpleleaf -- Acer palmatum cultivar 1
MAPLE, Norway -- Acer platanoides 86 W
MAPLE, Norway Crimson King -- Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' 1
MAPLE, Norway Schwedler -- Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' ?
MAPLE, Red -- Acer rubrum 3
MAPLE, Sugar -- Acer saccharum 'Legacy' 1
MAPLE, Black Sugar -- Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum 1
MAPLE, Sycamore -- Acer Pseudoplatanus 92 W
MAPLE, Sycamore Wineleaf -- Acer Pseudoplatanus 'Atropurpureum' ?
MAPLE, Vine -- Acer circinatum 2 N
MOUNTAIN ASH, Common -- Sorbus aucuparia 28 W
MOUNTAIN ASH, Big-berry -- Sorbus aucuparia form 3
MOUNTAIN ASH, White-berry -- Sorbus Forrestii 2
MYRTLE, Oregon -- Umbellularia californica 1
OAK, Black -- Quercus velutina 1
OAK, Bur -- Quercus macrocarpa 4
OAK, Daimyo -- Quercus dentata 1
OAK, Holm -- Quercus Ilex 3
OAK, Hungarian -- Quercus Frainetto 2
OAK, Oriental White -- Quercus aliena 2
OAK, Pin -- Quercus palustris 5
OAK, Red -- Quercus rubra 11
OAK, Scarlet -- Quercus coccinea 4
OAK, Swamp White -- Quercus bicolor 1
OAK, White -- Quercus alba 1
OAK, White hybrid -- Quercus x Bebbiana 1
PEANUT-BUTTER TREE -- Clerodendrum trichotomum 1
PEAR, CALLERY -- Pyrus Calleryana AristocratTM 4
PERSIAN IRONWOOD -- Parrotia persica 8
PHOTINIA, Chinese -- Photinia serrulata 1
PINE, Austrian Black -- Pinus nigra 25
PINE, Chinese -- Pinus tabulæformis 18
PINE, Eastern White -- Pinus Strobus 53
PINE, Himalayan White hybrid -- Pinus Wallichiana hybrid 9
PINE, Japanese Black -- Pinus Thunbergiana 4
PINE, Japanese Red -- Pinus densiflora 90
PINE, Limber -- Pinus flexilis 2
PINE, Mountain -- Pinus uncinata 1
PINE, Mugo -- Pinus Mugo 8
PINE, Ponderosa -- Pinus ponderosa 6
PINE, Red -- Pinus resinosa 1
PINE, Scots -- Pinus sylvestris 91
PINE, Shore -- Pinus contorta 16 N
PINE, Tanyosho -- Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera' 8
PLANE or SYCAMORE, Hybrid -- Platanus x hybrida 53
PLUM, Cherry -- Prunus cerasifera 1
PLUM, Moser Purpleleaf -- Prunus x blireiana 'Moseri' 4
PLUM, Pissard Purpleleaf -- Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' 3
PLUM, Purple PonyTM -- Prunus cerasifera Purple PonyTM 1
POPLAR, Hybrid -- Populus x canadensis 'Robusta' 17
POPLAR, Lombardy Black -- Populus nigra 'Italica' 5
POPLAR, Weeping Simon -- Populus Simonii 'Pendula' 30
POPLAR, White -- Populus alba 'Nivea' (suckering) 1 G
PRIVET, Tree -- Ligustrum lucidum 1
REDWOOD, Coast -- Sequoia sempervirens 6
REDWOOD, Dawn -- Metasequoia glyptostroboides 3
REDWOOD, Sierra -- Sequoiadendron giganteum 22
SERVICEBERRY -- Amelanchier arborea 1
SILK TREE -- Albizia Julibrissin 9
SMOKE TREE, Purpleleaf -- Cotinus Coggygria 1
SNOWBELL TREE, Bigleaf -- Styrax Obassia 1
SNOWBELL TREE, Japanese -- Styrax japonicus 1
SORREL TREE -- Oxydendrum arboreum 5 G
SPRUCE, Colorado -- Picea pungens 3
SPRUCE, Colorado Blue -- Picea pungens f. glauca 15
SPRUCE, Norway -- Picea Abies 73
SPRUCE, Oriental -- Picea orientalis 9
SPRUCE, Serbian -- Picea Omorika 7
SPRUCE, Sitka -- Picea sitchensis 9 N
STEWARTIA, Common -- Stewartia Pseudocamellia 1
STEWARTIA, Orangebark -- Stewartia monadelpha 1
SWEETGUM -- Liquidambar Styraciflua 19
TULIP TREE -- Liriodendron Tulipifera 20
TUPELO -- Nyssa sylvatica 5
TUPELO, Chinese -- Nyssa sinensis 1
WALNUT, Black -- Juglans nigra 56 W
WHITEBEAM, Korean -- Sorbus alnifolia 2
WILLOW, Corkscrew -- Salix Matsudana 'Tortuosa' 2
WILLOW, Goldtwig -- Salix alba var. vitellina 50
WILLOW, Pacific Black -- Salix lasiandra 23 N W
WILLOW, Ringleaf Weeping -- Salix babylonica 'Crispa' 5
WILLOW, Scouler Pussy -- Salix Scouleriana 1 N W G
WILLOW, Golden Weeping -- Salix x sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma' 9
WILLOW, Sepulchral Weeping -- Salix x sepulcralis 9 W
WILLOW, Sitka Pussy -- Salix sitchensis 7 N W
WILLOW, White -- Salix alba 1
WILLOW, White hybrid -- Salix x rubens 2 G
WITCH-HAZEL -- Hamamelis virginiana 7
YEW, English -- Taxus baccata 5
ZELKOVA -- Zelkova serrata 15

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