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Trees off Hudson Square

  1. 1. The Trees ofHUDSON SQUARE<br />
  2. 2. Japanese Pagoda Tree<br />The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  3. 3. Japanese Pagoda Tree<br />Funfacts<br /><ul><li> Gets its name because it was frequently planted beside Buddhist temples in </li></ul> Japan (“pagodas”)<br /><ul><li> In the fall, Japanese Pagodas grow strings of bead-like pods.</li></ul>Where to find this tree<br /><ul><li> Corner of Spring and Greenwich St (some especially beautiful ones)
  4. 4. Along Hudson St—between Charlton and Vandam St</li></ul>The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  5. 5. Honey Locust<br />The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  6. 6. Honey Locust<br />Funfacts<br /><ul><li> Most common street tree in Manhattan (nearly a quarter of all street trees).
  7. 7. Drops thin brown seed pods that can be crushed into a pulp that has a </li></ul> sweet honey-like taste <br /><ul><li>  Native Americans used to ferment the pulp into an intoxicating drink </li></ul>Where to find this tree<br /><ul><li> Corner of Spring and Greenwich St (some especially beautiful ones)
  8. 8. Along Charlton St—between Varick and 6th Ave</li></ul>The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  9. 9. Callery Pear<br />The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  10. 10. Callery Pear<br />Funfacts<br /><ul><li> Most common street tree in Hudson Square
  11. 11. One of the last tree to lose its leaves (mid-November)
  12. 12. Produces small, hard fruit that birds like to eat; blooms white flowers in </li></ul> early spring.<br />Where to find this tree<br /><ul><li> Along Varick St—between Watts and Broome St
  13. 13. They’re everywhere on Hudson St!</li></ul>The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  14. 14. Zelkova<br />The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  15. 15. Zelkova<br />Funfacts<br /><ul><li> Produces beautiful rusty orange fall leaves
  16. 16. Promoted as a substitute for the American elm trees because it’s resistant </li></ul> to Dutch elm disease<br />Where to find this tree<br /><ul><li> Along Hudson St—between Dominick and Broome St
  17. 17. On Greenwich St, below Spring Street
  18. 18. Outside of 250 Hudson Street</li></ul>The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  19. 19. American Elm<br />The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  20. 20. American Elm<br />Funfacts<br /><ul><li> Can grow over 100 feet tall
  21. 21. State tree of both Massachusetts and North Dakota</li></ul>Where to find this tree<br /><ul><li> Along 6th Avenue, south of Vandam St</li></ul>The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  22. 22. Ginko<br />The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  23. 23. Ginko<br />Funfacts<br /><ul><li> Often referred to as a “living fossil”; has no close living relatives
  24. 24. Nearly extinct in the wild
  25. 25. Live incredibly long—some approximately 2,500 years!
  26. 26. Produces fruit-like seeds that have a distinct (smelly!) odor. Seeds are </li></ul> popularly used for cooking and medicine in Japan and China<br />Where to find this tree<br /><ul><li> Along Hudson St—across from Cody’s Bar and Grill
  27. 27. Along Charlton and King St—between Varick and 6th Ave</li></ul>The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  28. 28. Pin Oak<br />The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  29. 29. Pin Oak<br />Funfacts<br /><ul><li> Adapted to live in Australia and Argentina as well as US
  30. 30. Although deciduous, often will retain leaves through winter</li></ul>Where to find this tree<br /><ul><li> Corner of Spring and Renwick St
  31. 31. Along West Houston St—between Varick and 6th Ave</li></ul>The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  32. 32. Willow Oak<br />The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  33. 33. Willow Oak<br />Funfacts<br /><ul><li> Leaf shape make it unique from other Oak trees
  34. 34. Squirrels and birds love Willow Oak acorns
  35. 35.  Hard heavy wood popular in building construction</li></ul>Where to find this tree<br /><ul><li> Corner of Spring and Hudson St
  36. 36. Right off of Varick, on Vandam St </li></ul>The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  37. 37. London Plane<br />The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  38. 38. London Plane<br />Funfacts<br /><ul><li> Most common street tree in New York City (approx. 15% of all street trees)
  39. 39. City began planting London plane trees in the 1930's while Robert Moses</li></ul> was at the helm<br /><ul><li> Although debated, many believe this tree’s leaf is the Parks Department’s </li></ul> logo<br />Where to find this tree<br /><ul><li> Enormous one in Duarte Park, right outside of Lent Space
  40. 40. Along Hudson St—between Broome and Canal St</li></ul>The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  41. 41. Hawthorn Tree<br />The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  42. 42. Hawthorn Tree<br />Funfacts<br /><ul><li> Often wider than they are tall
  43. 43. Young leaves are apparently good in salads
  44. 44. The fruit of hawthorn (called haws) are edible, but are rarely eaten fresh
  45. 45. Commonly made into jellies, jams, and syrups used to make wine</li></ul>Where to find this tree<br /><ul><li> Corner of Spring and Greenwich St (some especially beautiful ones)
  46. 46. Along Hudson St—between Charlton and King St</li></ul>The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  47. 47. Green Ash<br />The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />
  48. 48. Green Ash<br />Funfacts<br /><ul><li>  Very popular wood used in making guitars
  49. 49. Gibson, Fender, Ibanez, and many luthiers use ash in the construction of </li></ul> their guitars<br />Where to find this tree<br /><ul><li> Outside of Chelsea High School and The Villager building </li></ul> (facing Soho Park)<br />The Trees of HUDSON SQUARE<br />

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