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OAK GROVE - Newell Park


Newell Park


The oak tree grove at Newell Park features more than 150 mature, native white, bur and red oaks in a 10-acre space. Most of the oak trees in this grove were well established when Newell Park was dedicated in 1908. Named after Stanford Newell, a member of the first park board, the oak savannah, or ‘oak openings’, exemplifies what most of the city looked like before development. The dense overhead canopy creates plenty of shade for a picnic on a warm summer day. The underground connection of roots and mycorrhizae (a symbiotic association between a fungus and the roots of a vascular plant) ensures the oak grove’s survival by sharing water and nutrients.   

SCIENTIFIC NAME   Quercus alba, Quercus macrocarpa

LOCATION                 Newell Park, 920 Fairview Avenue N

NOMINATOR             Anna C. McCulloch

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