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Park Naturalizations Species List

Park naturalization projects improve biodiversity by increasing the types and sizes of ground plants, shrubs and trees. These naturalization projects provide improvements in other measures of biodiversity such as species richness, species abundance, plant community richness and habitat variability. 

Not all species will be used at every park planting, this list is not exact as our species do change from time to time.

Trees Species List

Common Name Scientific Name
Alternate Leaf Dogwood Cornus alternifolia
American Basswood Tilia americana
American Beech Fagus grandifolia
American Plum Prunus americana
Balsam Poplar Populus balsamifera
Basswood Tilia americana
Bitternut Hickory Carya cordiformis
Black Cherry Prunus serotina
Black Maple Acer nigrum
Blue Beech Carpinus caroliniana
Burr Oak Quercus macrocarpa
Chinquapin Oak Quercus muehlenbergii
Eastern Cottonwood Populus deltoides
Eastern Hemlock Tsuga canadensis
Eastern White Cedar Thuja occidentalis
Freeman Maple Acer fremanii
Hackberry Celtis occidentalis
Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos
Kentucky Coffee Tree Gymnocladus dioicus
Large-tooth Aspen Populus grandidentata
Paw Paw Asimina triloba
Red Maple Acer rubrum
Red Oak Quercus rubra
Sassafras Sassafras albidum
Shagbark Hickory Carya ovata
Shellbark Hickory Carya laciniosa
Shumard Oak Quercus shumardii
Silver Maple Acer saccharinum
Sugar Maple Acer saccharum
Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor
Sycamore Plantus occidentalis
Tamarack Larix laricina
Trembling Aspen Populus tremuloides
Tulip Tree Liriodendron tulipifera
White Birch Betula papyifera
White Oak Quercus alba
White Pine Pinus strobus
Yellow Birch Betula alleghaniensis

Shrub Species List

Common Name Scientific Name
American Hazlenut Corylus americana
Bebb's Willow  Salix bebbiana
Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis
Carolina Rose Rosa carolina
Choke Cherry Prunus virginiana
Common Elderberry Sambucus canadensis
Downy Serviceberry  Amelanchier arborea
Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatic
Grey Dogwood Cornus racemosa
Highbush Cranberry Virburnum trilobum
Nannyberry Virburnum lentago 
Narrow-leaved Meadowsweet Spiraea alba
Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius
Red Osier Dogwood Cornus sericea
Silky Dogwood Cornus amomum
Smooth Rose Rosa blanda
Smooth Serviceberry Amelanchier laevis
Staghorn Sumac Rhus typhina
Swamp Rose Rosa palustris
Wild Crabapple Malus coronaria
Witch Hazel  Hamamelis virginiana

Questions

Kaitlin Richardson, Project Manager
Phone: 519-936-9548 ext. 225
Email:  kaitlin@reforestlondon.ca