Trees at McFarlane Nature Park
As we increase our collection of native trees throughout the park, we also want to provide information to our visitors about the contribution each species makes to the environment.  We are moving toward labeling each of our native trees with QR codes that can be read by smart phones, leading our visitors to information online.

INDEX OF NATIVE TREES    (partial list, get complete list at info box on Park)
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Botanical Name

 Common Names 

Part Used by Wildlife


butterfly friendly Butterfly nectar

Acer leucoderme Chalk Maple                 leaves deer            butterfly friendly
Acer negundo Box Elder leaves deer        butterfly friendly
Acer rubrum Red Maple leaves deer          butterfly friendly
Ulmus rubra Slippery Elm
Aesculus parviflora Bottlebrush Buckeye                              seeds, flowers   hummingbirds         butterfly friendly
Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye                              seeds, flowers   hummingbirds         butterfly friendly
Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry berries
Aralia spinosa Devil's Walking Stick
Asimina triloba Pawpaw fruit birds, small mammals     butterfly friendly
Carpinus caroliniana American Hornbeam nutlets squirrels, songbirds
Carya ovate Shagbark Hickory                       nuts small mammals butterfly friendly
Carya glabra Pignut Hickory nuts small mammals  butterfly friendly
Celtis laevigata Sugarberry drupes songbirds, game birds   butterfly friendly
Celtis occidentalis Hackberry drupes songbirds, game birds   butterfly friendly
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud
Chionanthus virginicus White Fringetree
Cladrastis lutea Yellow Wood
Cornus alternifolia Pagoda dogwood drupes songbirds      butterfly friendly
Cornus florida Flowering dogwood drupes songbirds       butterfly friendly
Diospyros virginiana Common Persimmon fruit birds, mammals
Fagus grandifolia American Beech nuts squirrels, turkey, wood ducks
Fraxinus americana White Ash
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo
Halesia carolina Carolina Silverbell
Halesia diptera Silverbell
Ilex verticillata 'Apollo' Winterberry 'Apollo' berries, leaves small mammals, birds, deer
Juglans nigra Black Walnut nuts small mammals
Juniperus virginiana Eastern Red Cedar cones birds, mammals
Juniperus virginiana 'Brodie' Brodie Red Cedar cones birds,mammals
Lagerstroemia indica Crape Myrtle
Liquidambar styracflua Sweetgum seeds songbirds     
Liriodendron tulipifera Yellow Poplar cones,flowers squirrels        butterfly friendly
Malus Crabapple fruits deer, foxes, raccoons, squirrels, turkey       butterfly friendly
Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia seeds birds, small mammals
Morus alba White Mulberry berries birds, squirrels, raccoons, opossums
butterfly friendly
Morus rubra Red Mulberry berries birds, squirrels, raccoons, opossums
butterfly friendly
Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum flowers bees
Ostrya virginiana Hop Hornbean nutlets birds, rodents
Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood flowers bees
Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine                                 seeds squirrels        butterfly friendly
Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore seeds songbirds
Prunus laurocerasus Cherry Laurel                  butterfly friendly 
Prunus serotina Black Cherry
see Doug Tallamy video on benefits of this tree to nature
  TOP RATED               butterfly friendly 
Ptelia trifoliate Wafer Ash, Common Hoptree seeds birds, mammals
Quercus alba White Oak acorns deer, turkey, rodents, squirrels, raccons, quail, ducks

butterfly friendly
Quercus coccinea Scarlet Oak
Quercus falcata Southern Red Oak
Quercus nigra Water Oak
Quercus phellos Willow Oak
Quercus shumardii Shumard Oak
Sassafras albidum Sassafras drupes birds, small mammals   butterfly friendly
Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress
Tilia americana Basswood flowers bees           butterfly friendly
Ulmus alata Winged Elm
Ulmus rubra Slippery Elm
Vaccinium spp. Blueberries fruit songbirds, game birds, deer, bear butterfly friendly

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