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.
Click on each tree below to learn more about the species and the part it plays in the landscape.
Large shade tree. Open branching with delicate leaflets. Interesting bark pattern.
Large, deciduous conifer. Uniform habit; prehistoric in appearance. Recovered from near-extinction. Native to China.
Large adaptable tree with large leaves. Exfoliating bark creates dramatic camouflage pattern. Eastern US native.
Slow-growing understory wetland tree. High wildlife value, esp. migrating -song-birds. Brilliant fall color. Eastern US native.
Small, CT native tree with attractive branching. Good for home landscapes and as a source of food and shelter for pollinators and birds.
Small, mid-story tree or shrub. Yellow flowers appear before most others in spring. Native to Europe and Asia.
Fast-growing, wetland tree with exfoliating bark. Usually a multi-stem specimen. Native to Southeastern US.
Eastern White Pine
Fast-growing, evergreen conifer. Needles arranged in five's. Resistant to salts and air pollution. Native to Eastern North America.
Evergreen conifer. Dense columnar habit. Foliage varies by the seasons. Native to Korea, Manchuria, China.
Cold hardy deciduous tree
with extensive taproot.
Eastern US native.
Mid-size shrubby conifer, adaptable. First to grow in abandoned fields. Highly valued by wildlife. Native to Eastern North America.
Northern Japanese Magnolia
Mid-sized deciduous tree. Densely-covered with flowers in early spring. Native to Japan.
Slow-growing, medium-sized tree with pyramidal habit, all-season interest and high wildlife value. Native to southeastern US.
European Copper Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea'
Large estate tree. Low branching. Smooth, gray bark. Native to Europe.
Magnolia x soulangeana
Medium-sized, hybridized, ornamental tree. Stunning, large, blooms in spring before leaves appear.
Slow-growing evergreen conifer. Graceful habit. Native to Caucasus and Asia Minor.
Adaptable medium-sized shade tree. All-season interest. Native to eastern North America
Large medium-size shade tree. Grows into a rounded crown. Thrives in moist soil. Vibrant fall color. Eastern US native.
Large shade tree. Keystone plant with high ecological value. Native to northern hemisphere.
Devil's Walking Stick
Small tree, suckering habit creates dense thickets in wetlands. High value for pollinators and birds. Southeastern US native.
Large, stately tree with a upright straight trunk. Can grow 190' tall. Brilliant yellow fall color. Flowers are valued by pollinators. Eastern US native.
Large, slow-growing, shade-tolerant tree. Spring sap can be boiled down into maple syrup. Eastern North America native.
Evergreen conifer. Needles arranged in two's. Reddish, scaly bark pattern. Native to Eastern North America.
Moss Sawara Cypress
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa'
Evergreen conifer. Feathery, grey-green foliage. Small cones. Striking reddish bark, peels in strips. Native to Japan.
Tall, deciduous shade tree suitable for dry, sandy soils. Scarlet coloring in late fall. Eastern US native.
Fast-growing, tall deciduous shade tree with central leader, pyramidal habit. Adaptable, tolerates wet soils. Eastern US native.
Tall, fast-growing, deciduous tree. Naturally found in wetlands settings. Native to Eastern North America.
Tall, deciduous tree. Extensive taproot. Highly prized for
its timber and nuts.
Eastern US native.
Small to medium-sized deciduous tree. 1000's of cultivars available for use in landscapes. Native to Japan.
Large deciduous tree. Shallow root system. Native to Eastern North America.
Small-sized tree. Pink blossoms cover densely branches in spring. Variable fall color.
Plume Sawara Cypress
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Plumosa'
Tall, pyramidal, evergreen conifer, Soft-textured, feathery foliage. Reddish bar, peels in strips. Native to Japan.