Posted On: July 7, 2017

Our Tree Museum


By definition, an arboretum is a botanical garden devoted to trees. We here at the Conservancy consider it more of a Tree Museum: where time, care, and attention allows our trees to stand with the prominence they deserve. Our horticulture team is currently in the process of applying for Arboretum status, which requires us to meet a number of stipulations.

Besides providing the proper resources for sustaining a large number of trees as well as free educational programming, the application requires the Conservancy to have and mark a minimum number of 25 different kinds of tree species. Below is a list of all tree types you can find in the Park. Each will soon be labeled so you can easily find them, helping our visitors learn more about why our tree canopy, and soon to be arboretum, is considered the jewel of Madison Square Park.

Learn more about how we care for our trees here.


# Common Name Botanical Name
6a Japanese Katsura Cercidiphyllum Japonicum
13 Scarlet Oak Quercus Cocinnea
23b Japanese Snowbell Stryax Japonica
23d Cornelian Cherry Cornus Mas
26a Parrotia Parrotia Persica
29a Redbud ‘Floating Cloud’ Cercis Canadensis
33 Kwanzan Cherry Prunus Serrulata
37 Swamp White Oak Quercus Bicolor
40 Wych Elm Ulmus Glabra
42 Ailanthus Ailanthus Altissima
44 Pagoda Tree Stypholobium Japonicum
52 English Elm Ulmus Procera
55 Silver Maple Acer Saccarinum
68a Red Horsechestnut Aesculus Pavia
71 White Ash Fraxinus Americana
81 English Elm Ulmus Procera
86 Ginkgo Ginkgo Biloba
92 Crabapple Malus Sp.
94a Yellowwood Cladrastis Kentukea
95 Chinese Elm Ulmus Parviflora
107 London Plane Platanus X Acerifolia
123 Black Locust Robinia Pseudoacaia
128 Red Oak Quercus Rubra
141 Hackberry Celtis Occidentalis
153a Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus Dioicus
158 Littleleaf Linden Tilia Cordata
167a Dove Tree Davidia Involucrata
172 Downy Hawthorn Crataegus Mollia
173 Japanese Stewartia Stewartia Pseudocamellia
176 Washington Hawthorn Crateagus Phaenopyrum