THE BORDER LIFE

 

 

Photos by RIverdave - Opposite, this American Elm stands in front of what was once Durham's ice plant. In the 1950's as a child, I would accompany my father here as he purchased big blocks of ice to take with us on camping trips.  He would back our station wagon up to the loading dock where an employee would bring out blocks of ice with large iron tongs.  My mother would purchase mountain apples that were sold on the dock.


Photo Below - flying proudly in downtown Durham

 

TREES OF DOWNTOWN DURHAM

Compiled by Riverdave Owen

Updated October 2015 


ASTER FAMILY - ASTERACEAE

__Sea Myrtle - Baccharis halimifolia


BAYBERRY FAMILY - MYRICACEAE

__Wax-Myrtle - Myrica cerifera  (East Coast USA)


BEECH FAMILY - FAGACEAE

__European Beech - Fagus sylvatica

__Bamboo-leaf Oak - Quercus myrsinifolia (Asia)

__English Oak - Quercus robur  (Europe)

__Darlington Oak - Quercus hemisphaerica (Southeast Coast USA)

__Laurel Oak - Quercus - (Southeast Coast USA)

__Live Oak - Quercus virginiana (Southeast Coast USA)

__Pin Oak - Quercus palustris

__Red Oak - Quercus rubra

__Overcup Oak - Quercus lyrata

__Sawtooth Oak - Quercus acutissima (Asia)

__Spanish Oak - Quercus falcata

__Water Oak - Quercus nigra    

__White Oak - Quercus alba

__Willow Oak - Quercus phellos


BIRCH FAMILY - BETULACEAE

__River Birch - Betula nigra

__Ironwood - Carpinus caroliniana


CANNABIS FAMILY - CANNABACEAE 

__Hackberry - Celtis occidentalis 


CASHEW FAMILY - ANACARDIACEAE 

__American Smoketree - Cotinus obovatus (Southern Mississippi Valley) 

__Chinese pistachio - Pistacia chinensis (Asia)


CUSTARD-APPLE - ANNONACEAE

__Pawpaw - Asimina triloba


CYPRESS FAMILY - CUPRESSACEAE 

__Eastern Arborvitae - Thuja occidentalis (Northern USA & Canada)

__Eastern Red Cedar - Juniperus virginiana 

__Italian Cypress - Cupressus sempervirens (Eastern Mediterranean)

__Leyland Cypress - Cupressus x leylandii from Monteray & Alaska Cypresses (Western USA)

__Japanese-Cedar - Cryptomeria japonica (Asia)

__Chinese-Fir - Cunninghamia lanceolata (Asia)


DOGWOOD FAMILY - CORNACEAE

__Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida

__Tupelo Gum - Nyssa sylvatica


EBONY FAMLY - EBONACEAE

__Persimmon - Diospyrus virginiana


ELM FAMILY - ULMACEAE

__American Elm - Ulmus americana

__Chinese Elm - Ulmus parvifolia (Asia)

__Siberian Elm - Ulmus pumila (Asia)

__Winged Elm - Ulmus alata 

__Zelkova Elm - Zelkova serrata (Asia)


FIGWORT FAMILY - SCROPHULARIACEAE 

__Princess Tree - Paulownia tomentosa (Eurasia)


GINGKOACEAE - GINGKO FAMILY

__Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba (Asia)


HOLLY FAMILY - AQUIFOLIACEAE

__Yaupon - Ilex vomitoria (Southeast Coast USA)

__Ilex species - Ornamental Cultivars (Mostly Asian)

 

LEGUME FAMILY - FABACEAE

__Eastern Rebud - Cercis canadensis

__Honey Locust - Gleditsia triancanthos  (Central USA)

__Mimosa - Albizia julibrissin (Asia)


LINDEN FAMILY - TILLIACEAE 

__Large-leaved Linden - Tilia platyphyllos (Europe)

__Small-leaved Linden - Tilia cordata  (Eurasia)


LOOSESTRIFE FAMILY - LYTHRACEAE

__Crape Myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica (Asia)


MAGNOLIA FAMILY - MAGNOLIACEAE

__Saucer Magnolia - Magnolia x soulangiana - Yulan and Mulan Magnolias (Asia)

__Southern Magnolia - Magnolia grandiflora  (Southeast Coast USA) 

__Sweetbay Magnolia - Magnolia virginiana  (Southeast Coast USA)


MAHOGANY FAMILY - MELIACEAE

__Chinaberry - Melia azadarach


MAPLE FAMILY - ACERACAE

__Red Maple - Acer rubrum

__Florida Maple - Acer barbatum

__Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum (Asia)

__River Maple - Acer negundo

__Trident Maple - Acer buergeranium  


MINT FAMILY - LAMIACEAE

__Chasteberry - Vitex agnus-castus (Mediterranean)


MULBERRY FAMILY - MORACEAE

__Red Mulberry - Morus rubra

__White Mulberry - Morus alba (Asia)

__Paper Mulberry - Morus papyrifera (Asia)


MYRTLE FAMILY - MYRTACEAE 

__Eucalyptus globulus (Australia)


OLIVE FAMILY - OLEACEAE

__Green Ash - Fraxinus pennsyvanica

__White Ash - Fraxinus americana

__Chinese Privet - Ligustrum sinense (Asia)

__Japanese Privet - Ligustrum japonicum (Asia)


PINE FAMILY - PINACEAE

__Loblolly Pine - Pinus taeda

__Virginia Pine - Pinus virginiana

__White Pine - Pinus strobus

__Deodar Cedar - Cedrus deodara (Asia) 

 

PLANETREE FAMILY - PLATANACEAE

__Sycamore - Platanus occidentalis

 

ROSE FAMILY - ROSACEAE

__Black Cherry - Prunus serotina

__Carolina Laurel Cherry - Prunus caroliniana (Southeast Coast USA)

__Crab Apple - Malus species 

__Bradford Pear - Pyrus calleryana (Asia)

__FIrethorn - Pyracantha coccinea  (Eurasia)


SIMAROUBA FAMILY - SIMAROUBACEAE

__Tree of Heaven - Ailanthus altissima (Asia)


SOAPBERRY FAMILY - SAPINDACEAE  

__Golden Raintree - Koelreuteria paniculata (Asia)

__Formosan Raintree - Koelreuteria bipinatta (Asia)


SWEETGUM FAMILY - ALTINGIACEAE

__Sweetgum - Liquidambar styraciflua 


TRUMPET CREEPER FAMILY - BIGNONIACEAE

__Northern Catalpa - Catalpa speciosa  (Upper Mississippi Valley)


WALNUT FAMILY - JUGLANDACEAE

__Black Walnut - Juglans nigra

__Pecan - Carya illinoensis  (Mississippi Valley)


WILLOW FAMILY - SALICACEAE

__Black Willow - Salix nigra

__Corkscrew Willow - Salix matsudana (Asia)