The Garden is growing! Four new trees have been planted in the Garden thanks to Ithaca City Forester and ICG Site Committee Member Jeanne Grace and her amazing crew.
Andrew introduces our new black gum tree, named Sal. Also known as a black tupelo tree or sour gum (Nyssa sylvatica), black gum trees are known for their spectacular fall colors and will slowly grow to 30-50’. Like all the new trees planted, black gum trees are native to our region.
Tim introduces our new serviceberry bush (Amelanchier spp.), named Rhina. Her edible fruit makes her a great wildlife plant. Pollinators, birds, small animals (and people!) love her flowers and fruits.
Mike introduces our new serviceberry tree, named Chad. Chad will produce the same flavorful fruits as our new serviceberry bush Rhina, but in a tree form. We expect Chad to grow to be around 15-25’ when mature. Note the beautiful white flowers!
Ian introduces our new buckeye tree, named Josie. Josie will provide a lovely blanket of shade over the sandbox in the years to come. Buckeye (Aesculus glabra) has palm shaped leaves, incredible spring flowers, and nuts that are a lovely mahogany color with one big “eye” on them.