Welcome to Zaragoza Park's Newly Planted Diversity Grove 'Tree ID' Activities Hub
List of Trees (PDF)
In March 2019, TreeFolks planted more than 60 baby trees comprising 30 species in Parque Zaragoza. Find here free fun educational activities for learning more about the Park's new Tree Diversity Grove and how to identify Trees. And join Parque Zaragoza’s It's My Park Day Fall, November 2nd, 9Am - 12PM for an All Things Trees Event. Register via GivePulse https://givepul.se/ypka00
Note all Tree names in Green Boldface are hyperlinked to a one or two page printable PDF information sheet.
Wildlife Value: Chinkapin oak acorns are the preferred food for wild turkeys, grouse, white-tailed deer, black bears, chipmunks, squirrels and hogs. Cattle will eat the leaves.
Acorns from this tree are at the top of the food preference list for blue jays, wild turkeys, squirrels, small rodents, whitetail deer, raccoons and black bears. Deer also browse the buds and twigs in wintertime.
Mexican White Oak
Interesting Facts:Only recently discovered in the U.S. (1992) as a native tree species, but widely available in commercial nurseries.
Interesting Facts:Brilliant fall color can best be seen at Lost Maples State Park near Vanderpool, or in McKittrick Canyon of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Pollen for insects and birds and small mammals eat the seeds
From ENH-178, one of a series of the Environmental Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date November 1993. Reviewed February 2014. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.
The Ginkgo tree is a living fossil, with the earliest leaf fossils dating from 270 million years ago. It was rediscovered in 1691 in China and was brought to this country in the late 1700s. The seeds and leaves have been (and are still today) used in medicine throughout the world.
The Shantung maple was designated a Texas superstar tree by Texas A&M University in 2001, http://texassuperstar.com.
Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar
Bloom Notes: Bloom fragrance often compared to artificial grape products like grape Kool-Aid, grape bubble gum, grape soft drinks, etc. A pleasant but almost overpoweringly strong fragrance that can waft a considerable distance from the plant.
Fruit:A slender string of shiny, black beads, from 2" to 4" long, on a stalk 2" long, with narrow constrictions between the seeds, giving the tree it's common name, Eve's-necklace.
Images and information By Texas A&M Forest Service and Arbor Day Foundation