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And Now, a Prospect Park Online Tree Tour

July 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Want to learn about some of Prospect Park’s most noteworthy trees and perhaps visit these venerable citizens? Then, check out the new Online Tree Guide. We got an email from the Oracle of Prospect Park, Eugene Patron, about the new interactive map: “Prospect Park’s website has just added a great new feature: a ‘tour’ of the Park’s notable trees. 14 of the Park’s rarest, most unusual, oldest, and tallest specimens are displayed on a simple, clickable map. Each click triggers a window with more information and three beautiful images.” For instance, there’s Tree #5, The Camperdown Elm, “planted near the Boathouse in 1872, has developed into a stunning specimen. No more than 12 feet high, it resembles an oversized bonsai. It is the most famous specimen tree in Prospect Park.” Click here for the map. By the way, there are more than 150 species of tree in the park.

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