About The Frank Wilson Park Tree Inventory

As part of the Martinsville Henry Community Nature Initiative our purpose is to create more opportunities for outdoor free time activities for the community. In collaboration with the Virginia Museum of Natural History we are conducting an ecological inventory of the Frank Wilson Park located in Martinsville, Virginia. It is our goal for this inventory to be a working nature and outdoor educational tool to involve community adults and children.

This inventory is also a great way student groups, scout troops, Master Naturalists, and Master Gardeners, to name a few, to earn volunteer service hours.

For any questions, comments, or ideas please email denny.casey@vmnh.virginia.gov.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sugar Maple T5

Tree Identification Number (for editors only): 5
Date Observed: October 20, 2008
Common Name: Sugar Maple
Latin Name: Acer Saccharum Marsh
GPS Coordinates: 36* 41.172M.N 79* 51.754 M.W
Height: 91.9 Feet
Diameter: 31.2 Inches
Immediate Habitat: This tree is located on a shady slope
Description: This particular maple has a large fork at the base which divides the entire tree into two sections with radiating branches.
  • Bark: Brownish gray bark with long irregular ridges
  • Leaves: Simple palmate shaped leaves
  • Distinguishing Marks: Large fork at base of tree
Link: http://www.dof.virginia.gov/trees/maple-sugar.shtml

Click here to find this tree on Google Maps under T5

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