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Proposed

Arboretum Location
High Point of Site
Secret
Garden

Memorial
Park

911
Memorial

Proposed
Arboretum
Location

Concept:
Four Woodland Groups based on tree
species characteristic of successional
and unique forest communities within
Lower Makefield Township, oriented
around the four compass points:
1. (North) Climax Forest
2. (South) Young Emerging Woodland
3. (West) Mature Forest
4. (East) Sweetgum-Oak Coastal Plain
Forest

1
5

4
2

Forest type limited to the 5-6 mile


wide Atlantic Coastal Plan
Conservation Landscape along the
Delaware Estuary. Some of the
largest remaining unfragmented
sections of this forest type are in the
Five Mile Woods Preserve.

5. Central Elm representative of


important native tree species killed
or under threat from exotic pests
and diseases.

Species Selection Criteria

Pin Oak

Black Gum

Willow Oak

Tuliptree

Princeton Elm

Redbud

Sweetgum

American Beech

Magnolia

Red Maple

Chestnut Oak

Native Tree Species.


Representative of
different forest
communities in Lower
Makefield Township.
Availability at sizes
requested:
2 - 3 cal. Shade Trees
8-10 Understory Trees
Disease resistance
(Particularly Elm
Selection.)
Species with low
maintenance
requirements once
established.
Compatibility with existing
site conditions (full sun,
upland conditions, etc.)

Proposed Shade Trees


1 American Linden
2 Tulip Tree
3 Red Maple
4 Red Oak
5 Pin Oak
6 Black Gum
7 American Beech
8 White Oak
9 Chestnut Oak
10 Sweet Gum
11 Willow Oak
12 Swamp White Oak
13 Princeton American Elm
Proposed Understory Trees
14 White Fringetree
15 Serviceberry
16 Eastern Redbud
17 Sweet Bay Magnolia