THE BORDER LIFE

Trees of the Durham School of the Arts

Updated 5/21/2012

Compiled by Riverdave Owen 

Durham High School Class of 1970

 

BEECH FAMILY - FAGACEAE

__Laurel Oak - Quercus laurifolia

__Post Oak - Quercus stellata:

__Southern Red Oak - Quercus falcata

__Willow Oak - Quercus phellos

__Water Oak - Quercus nigra            

 

BLADDERNUT FAMILY - STAPHYLEACEAE 

__Elegans Bladdernut - Staphylea x Elegans (cultivar)

 

CYPRESS FAMILY - CUPRESSACEAE 

__Bald Cypress - Taxodium distichum (eastern NC)

__Eastern Arborvitae - Thuja occidentalis (northern USA)

__Eastern Red Cedar - Juniperus virginiana 

 

DOGWOOD FAMILY - CORNACEAE

__Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida

 

ELM FAMILY - ULMACEAE

__American Elm - Ulmus americana

__Winged Elm - Ulmus alata

 

HOLLY FAMILY - AQUIFOLIACEAE

__Yaupon - Ilex vomitoria (coast NC)

__Holly species - Ilex species (Asia)

 

LEGUME FAMILY - FABACEAE

__Eastern Redbud - Cercis canadensis

__Mimosa - Albizia julibrissin - (South Asia)

 

LOOSESTRIFE FAMILY - LYTHRACEAE 

__Crape myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica (Asia)

 

MAGNOLICA FAMILY - MAGNOLIACEAE

__Southern Magnolia - Magnolia grandiflora (southeast coast USA)

 

MAPLE FAMILY - ACERACAE

__Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum (Asia)

__Red Maple - acer rubrum

 

MULBERRY FAMILY - MORACEAE

__White Mulberry - Morus alba (Asia)

 

MYRTLE FAMILY _MYRICACEAE

__Wax Myrtle (Bayberry) - Myrica cerifera (southeast coast USA)

 

OLIVE FAMILY - OLEACEAE

__Chinese Privet - Ligustrum sinenese (China)

__Japanese privet - Ligustrum japonicum (Japan)

 

PINE FAMILY - PINACEAE

__Loblolly Pine - Pinus taeda

 

ROSE FAMILY - ROSACEAE

__ Winter King Hawthorn - Crataegus viridis

__ Carolina Laurelcherry - Prunus caroliniana (southeast coast USA)

__ Callery (Bradford) Pear - Pyrus calleryana (Asia)

__ Cherry species - Prunus species (Asia)

 

SIMAROUBA FAMILY - SAMAROUBACEAE

__Tree of Heaven - Ailanthus altissima (Asia)

 

TEA FAMILY - THEACEAE

__Camellia species (Asia)

 

TRUMPET CREEPER FAMILY - BIGNONIACEAE

__Northern Catalpa - Catalpa speciosa 

 

WALNUT FAMILY - JUGLANDACEAE

__Pecan - Carya illinoensis - (Mississippi Valley, USA)

 

 

Photo #1 by Riverdave:  The Sacred Elm Tree overlooking the athletic field and the science building at the Durham School of the Arts campus

Photo #2 by Josie McNeil:  Riverdave leads a spring Tree Camp for the  School of the Arts at West Point on the Eno Park