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Unusual Trees

Each of the following tree species meet one of the following criteria:

1.   They usually occur as shrubs in our native forest but very rarely will achieve tree size.

2.   They are non-native but not invasive, and are sometimes reported to the Delaware Forest Service.

3.   They are unusual species with only one or two known in the State.

Common Name, Latin Name Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
Atlas cedar, Cedrus atlantica 317 S. Walnut St., Milford 247 158 75 55
Austrian pine, Pinus nigra Bellevue State Park, Wilmington 139 68 62 37
Balsam fir, Abies balsamea Ross Mansion, Seaford 200 109 80 46
Cedar of Lebanon, Cedrus libani Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington 222 146 58 73
Colorado blue spruce, Picea pungens Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington 149 81 63 21
Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii Belmont Hall, Smyrna 223 127 83 56
English yew, Taxus baccata Christ Episcopal Church, Dover 235 164 54 67
European larch, Larix decidua Brandywine Park, Wilmington 196 106 77 53
Fraser fir, Abies fraseri 4353 Summit Bridge Rd., Middletown 200 131 60 38
Giant sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum Buck Rd., Greenville 281 181 90 42
Himalayan pine, Pinus wallichina Winterthur, Wilmington 291 181 95 62
Incense-cedar, Calocedrus decurrens Marl Pit Rd., Middletown 238 157 73 34
Japanese umbrella pine, Sciadopitys verticillata 1472 Ashland Clinton School Rd., Yorklyn 103 52 45 23
Nikko fir, Abies homolepis Winterthur, Wilmington 189 132 44 53
Nordmann fir, Abies nordmanniana Buena Vista, New Castle 270 173 86 44
Northern white-cedar, Thuja occidentalis Baynard Farm, Clayton 130 73 50 26
Norway spruce, Picea abies Hagley Museum, Wilmington 239 109 120 40
Littleleaf linden, Tilia cordata Ross Mansion, Seaford 305 197 93 60
Red pine, Pinus resinosa Bellevue State Park, Wilmington 153 74 72 30
Tamarack, Larix laricina Buena Vista, New Castle 185 115 55 58
Red mulberry, Morus rubra 2158 Lighthouse Rd., Smyrna 306 256 32 75
Witch-hazel, Hamamelis virginiana Hagley Museum, Wilmington 69 26 36 28
Bladdernut, Staphylea trifolia 1 Walker’s Mill Rd, Wilmington 123 67 44 50