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UNCA Botanical Garden

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:40 am

from May, 2015

UNCA Botanical Gardens

Platanus occidentalis sycamore 136.0' 137.9'
124.8' 120.8'
117.6'
115.3'

Taxodium distichum baldcypress 107.1' 107.5' different perspective so i was likely
above midslope

Pinus echinata shortleaf 103.0'
101.2'

Acer rubrum var.??? 88.6'

The Carolina maple may or may not be Carolina. Its bark really stands out as being a little brownish/tan. The leaves have three lobes. It certainly may be a different variety but I couldn't find anything else to match it. It is located on a gravel trail near a garden island on the trail, not too far from the Carolina hemlock shelter.

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Re: UNCA Botanical Garden

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:43 am

I just have a few updates from the botanical garden, plus one new find, a record hawthorn.

baldcypress T. distichum
112.0' 34.13m

A sycamore P. occidentalis
141.2' 43.03m
130.0' 39.62m
120.6' 36.75m

Chapman's hill hawthorn, dotted hawthorn C. mollima
37.6' 11.46m R

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Re: UNCA Botanical Garden

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:35 am

The Botanical Gardens actually flow out of the Botanical Gardens proper, onto a greenway that runs at least a kilometer to Merriman Avenue. The plantings along this greenway contain local trees with a fair number of regional trees as well. These are all native in the Southeast and can be found within a few hundred miles. I was surprised to find a few world records. A beautiful Pacific silver fir is across the road just after the botanical plantings end.

In the Botanical Gardens proper, the sycamores keep growing. Baldcypress now achieves the highest recorded in Asheville. The Biltmore Estate has two which easily eclipse it.


Botanical Gardens

baldcypress T. distichum 115.4' 35.17m

A sycamore P. occidentalis 139.7' 42.58m 131.2' 39.99m 128.8' 39.25m 124.0' 37.79m

sugarberry C. laevigata 59.9' 18.25m

persimmon D. virginiana 44.3' 13.50m

cinnamon clethra Clethra acuminata 11.0' 3.35m


Greenway

Ohio buckeye A. glabra 36.9' 11.24m

red buckeye A. pavia 38.4' 11.70m R

bear oak Q. illicifolia 56.6' 17.25m R

staghorn sumac Rhus typhina 27.6' 8.41m

shumard oak Q. shumardii 70.6' 21.51m

swamp chestnut oak Q. michauxii 59.5' 18.13m

yellowwood C. kentukea 33.4' 10.18m

red mulberry M. rubra 49.6' 15.11m

parsley hawthorn C. marshallii 20.3' 6.18m R

hackberry C. occidentalis 38.1' 11.61m

catalpa C. speciosa 88.4' 26.94m

blackhaw V. prunifolia 18.2' 5.54m

devil's walkingstick Aralia spinosa 13.3' 40.5m

hornbeam C. caroliniana diameter ~ 17" 43.2cm

Pacific silver fir A. amabilis 102.9' 31.36m

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