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Trees of the BioPark

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Tree Tour Map

Interested in planting adapted and drought tolerant trees on your property? Visit the garden and follow this map to see some recommended species.


Oaks, of the genus Quercus, are both evergreen and deciduous, and widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere. As beautiful and impressive trees, they are important to the BioPark’s botanical collection.

The Flora of North American reference recognizes 90 species indigenous to the U.S. and Canada; the BioPark currently has 31 of these species.

Scientific Name Common Name
Quercus arizonica Arizona white oak
Quercus bicolor Swamp white oak
Quercus buckleyi Texas red oak
Quercus coccinea Scarlet oak
Quercus dentata Emperor oak
Quercus fusiformis Texas live oak
Quercus gambelii Gambel's oak
Quercus hypoleucoides Silver-leaf oak
Quercus lobata Valley oak
Quercus macrocarpa Bur oak
Quercus muhlenbergia Chinquapin oak
Quercus palustris Pin oak
Quercus robur English oak
Quercus rugosa Net-leaf oak
Quercus shumardii Shumard oak
Quercus suber Cork oak
Quercus turbinella Scrub live oak
Quercus undulata Wavy-leaf oak


Oaks at Tingley Beach

At Tingley Beach, in addition to other oaks within the planted woodland there, are the following species which are only found at the Tingley oak collection:

Scientific Name Common Name
Quercus canbyi Canby oak
Quercus castanaefolia Iranian oak
Quercus chrysolpesis Canyon Live oak
Quercus durandii Durand oak
Quercus glaucoides Lacey oak
Quercus gravesii Chisos red oak
Quercus grisea Grey oak
Quercus havardii Shinnery oak
Quercus oblongifolia Mexican blue oak
Quercus polymorpha Mexican white oak
Quercus rugosa Netleaf oak
Quercus vaseyana Sandpaper oak


Other Trees

On the Botanic Garden's Festival Green, you can see the following species of trees:

Scientific Name Common Name
Koelrueteria paniculata Golden Rain
Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak
Quercus shumardii Shumard Oak
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky Coffee
Nyssa silvatica Sour Gum
Styrax japonieum Japanese Snowbell
Liriodendron tulipifera Tuliptree
Sorbus aucuparia Mt. Ash
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum
Quercus coccinea Scarlet Oak