Landis Arboretum Hike – Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Twenty-three hikers visited a well-watered, green and sparkling Landis Arboretum located near Esperance, NY. If you haven’t been there in a while, you’ll be astonished. The arboretum has grown to 500 acres and has added a stand of old-growth forest, bog plants, perennial beds and an attractive visitors center where we ate our lunches and had coffee. The beeches are in trouble and there have been losses but the oak collection, for which the Arboretum is known, is thriving. The following photographs taken by Currie Marr include: 1) an exotic Larch, 2) Burr Oak (Quercus macrocarpa), 3) Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinus), 4) Cardinal Crabapple (Malus ‘Cardinal’), 5) Meadow Walk, 6) Yellow Bedstraw (Galium verum), 7) The Great White Oak, 400-500 years old (Quercus alba), 8) View from the Giant Oak, 9) Round-Leaved Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), 10) Ragged Fringed Orchis (Habenaria lacera), 11) Perrenial Garden Area, and 12) Lunch.

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