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.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Red Maple

Tree Identification number: 16
Common Name: Red Maple
Latin Name: Acer rubrum
GPS Coordinate: N 36* 41.146 W 0790 51.731
Diameter: 36.3
Immediate Habitat: Near creek below slop. 20 feet from pavement 10 feet from nearest tree.
Description: No leaves, long vertical plates with furrows. Dark gray bark with green liken covering most of the bark. This tree is a uniformed shape and size from base to top.

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