Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate
Notable Trees Walk

Welcome to the self-guided tour of the Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate Notable Trees Walk, version 2.0!

Click on each tree below to learn more about the species and how trees increase diversity and the health of the ecosystem.

1
Lavalle Cork

Phellodendron lavallei

Large shade tree. Open branching with delicate leaflets. Interesting bark pattern.

CT Champion!

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3
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia
glyptostroboides

Large, deciduous conifer. Uniform habit; prehistoric in appearance. Recovered from near-extinction. Native to China.

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5
American Sycamore

Platanus occidentalis

 

Large adaptable tree with large leaves. Exfoliating bark creates dramatic camouflage pattern. Eastern US native.

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7
Black Tupelo

Nyssa sylvatica

 

Slow-growing understory wetland tree. High wildlife value, esp. migrating -song-birds. Brilliant fall color. Eastern US native. 

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9
Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida

 

Small, CT native tree with attractive branching. Good  for home landscapes and as a source of food and shelter for pollinators and birds. 

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11
Cornliancherry Dogwood

Cornus mas

 

Small, mid-story tree or shrub. Yellow flowers appear before most others in spring. Native to Europe and Asia.

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13
River Birch

Betula nigra
 

Fast-growing, wetland tree with exfoliating bark. Usually a multi-stem specimen. Native to Southeastern US.

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15

Eastern White Pine

Pinus strobus
 

Fast-growing, evergreen conifer. Needles arranged in five's.  Resistant to salts and air pollution. Native to Eastern North America. 

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17

Oriental Arborvitae

Thuja orientalis

 

Evergreen conifer. Dense columnar habit. Foliage varies by the seasons. Native to Korea, Manchuria, China.

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19

Black Oak

Quercus velutina

Cold hardy deciduous tree

with extensive taproot.

Eastern US native.

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21

Eastern Redcedar

Juniperus virginiana

Mid-size shrubby conifer, adaptable. First to grow in abandoned fields. Highly valued by wildlife. Native to Eastern North America.

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23

Northern Japanese Magnolia

Magnolia kobus

Mid-sized deciduous tree. Densely-covered with flowers in early spring. Native to Japan.

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25

Sourwood

Oxydendrum arboreum

Slow-growing, medium-sized tree with pyramidal habit, all-season interest and high wildlife value. Native to southeastern US.

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27

European Copper Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea'

Large estate tree. Low branching. Smooth, gray bark. Native to Europe.

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29

Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangeana

Medium-sized, hybridized, ornamental tree. Stunning, large, blooms in spring before leaves appear. 

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31

Oriental Spruce

Picea orientalis

Slow-growing evergreen conifer. Graceful habit. Native to Caucasus and Asia Minor.

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2
Red Maple

Acer rubrum

Adaptable medium-sized shade tree. All-season interest. Native to eastern North America

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4
Sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua

 

Large medium-size shade tree. Grows into a rounded crown. Thrives in moist soil. Vibrant fall color.  Eastern US native.

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6
White Oak

Quercus alba

 

Large shade tree. Keystone plant with high ecological value. Native to northern hemisphere.

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8
Devil's Walking Stick

Aralia spinosa

 

Small tree, suckering habit creates dense thickets in wetlands. High value for pollinators and birds. Southeastern US native. 

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10
Tulip Poplar

Liriodendron tulipifera

 

Large, stately tree with a upright straight trunk. Can grow 190' tall. Brilliant yellow fall color. Flowers are valued by pollinators. Eastern US native.

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12
Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum
 

Large, slow-growing, shade-tolerant tree. Spring sap can be boiled down into maple syrup. Eastern North America native.

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14

Red Pine

Pinus resinosa
 

Evergreen conifer. Needles arranged in two's. Reddish, scaly bark pattern. Native to Eastern North America.

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16

Moss Sawara Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa'
 

Evergreen conifer. Feathery, grey-green foliage. Small cones. Striking reddish bark, peels in strips. Native to Japan.

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18

Scarlet Oak

Quercus coccinea

Tall, deciduous shade tree suitable for dry, sandy soils. Scarlet coloring in late fall. Eastern US native.

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20

Pin Oak

Quercus palustris

Fast-growing, tall deciduous shade tree with central leader, pyramidal habit. Adaptable, tolerates wet soils. Eastern US native.

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22

American Elm

Ulmus americana

Tall, fast-growing, deciduous tree. Naturally found in wetlands settings. Native to Eastern North America.

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24

Black Walnut

Juglans nigra

Tall, deciduous tree. Extensive taproot. Highly prized for

its timber and nuts.

Eastern US native.

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26

Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum

Small to medium-sized deciduous tree. 1000's of cultivars available for use in landscapes. Native to Japan.

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28

American Beech

Fagus grandiflora

Large deciduous tree. Shallow root system. Native to Eastern North America.

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30

Flowering Cherry

Prunus 'Okame'

Small-sized tree. Pink blossoms cover densely branches in spring. Variable fall color. 

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32

Plume Sawara Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Plumosa'

Tall, pyramidal, evergreen conifer, Soft-textured, feathery foliage. Reddish bar, peels in strips. Native to Japan.

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