As a service to the Princeton community, the Marquand Park Foundation would like to share information on the location of Ash trees in the public right away in Princeton.
The following link Ash trees in Princeton will provide the public with an interactive map of the location of all municipal Ash trees. The icons in the right top corner gives access the legend and the map layers. Information is based on the municipal inventory of street trees in Princeton. The location of Ash trees in public parks or on private property is NOT included.
We also created a link to the Ash trees in Marquand Park, Ash Trees in Marquand Park. Some trees have been treated last year to protect the trees from the EAB
For more information on the inventory and the pending infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer, please consult the Princeton Shade Tree website: Princeton Shade Tree Commission
Claytonia virginica grows from a small, round perennial tuber and sets a good bit of seed so a colony will appear before you know it. I find it useful as an early groundcover thanks to its diminutive height of 3″ – 8″. It’s really very easy to grow in sun or shade and looks lovely in the front of a perennial border or along a path in the woods.
The genus name is in honor of John Clayton (1694–1773) who was a colonial plant collector in Virginia. He was born in England and moved to Virginia with his father in 1715, where he lived in Gloucester County, exploring the region botanically. Clayton sent many specimens, as well as manuscript descriptions, to Dutch botanist Jan Frederik Gronovius in the 1730’s. Without Clayton’s knowledge, Gronovius used the material in his Flora Virginica (1739–1743, 2nd ed. 1762). Many of Clayton’s specimens were also studied by the European botanists Carl Linnaeus and George Clifford and it was Linnaeus that gave the genus the name Claytonia.
A very similar native species is Claytonia caroliniana The two species are similar in habit and flower, the only difference being the foliage.
Claytonia sibirica is another species of “Spring Beauty” that is less ephemeral and will also seed around gently to form a lovely colony.
The genus Claytonia is a member of the Portulacaceae family which is also home to the very popular annual Portulaca grandiflora.
Dominique and Danielle are filming in the park. At the Environmental Film Festival in the Princeton Library, they will present their documentary on Marquand Park on April 8 from 12 to 2 pm. Come and check it out. You will see magic in the park and a drone soaring like an eagle in the sky. And so much more…..
Photos by Rebecca Clemente
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