Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Long Island Arboretums-Majestic Trees

100 Year Old Beech Tree (Planting Fields Arboretum)
Trees certainly tell a story of time and on my journeys through various Long Island Arboretums I have come across some spectacular works of nature worth noting.  These trees range in ages up to 150 years, are virtually irreplaceable, and their beauty and stature are unsurpassed.    Enjoy the journey.

150 Year Old Beech Tree (Old Westbury Gardens)
Weeping Purple Beech (Planting Fields Arboretum)
American Redwood (Planting Fields Arboretum)
Weeping Cutleaf Japanese Maple (Old Westbury Gardens)
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar (Planting Fields Arboretum)
American Beech Tree (Planting Fields Arboretum)
Weeping Japanese Maple 'Crimson Queen' (Old Westbury Gardens)
Blue Atlas Cedar (Planting Fields Arboretum)
Weeping Alaskan Cedar (Old Westbury Gardens)
Sargent's Weeping Hemlock  (Planting Fields Arboretum)
The oaks and the pines, and their brethren of the wood,
have seen so many suns rise and set, so many seasons come and go,
and so many generations pass into silence,
that we may well wonder what "the story of the trees" would be to us
if they had tongues to tell it, or we ears fine enough to understand.
~ Author Unknown~,
quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren, 1938
As Always...Happy Gardening!
Author: Lee@A Guide To Northeastern Gardening, Copyright 2013. All rights reserved


  1. We plant with these wonderful specimens in mind, knowing full well that the journey counts for a lot since we'll probably ever get anywhere near the destination! Larry

  2. Thank you for sharing these beautiful trees. Just think about the history they've lived wars, inventions, etc. It's amazing! I'm so glad they are in a protected environment!

  3. Larry-I loved your quote...the journey counts for a lot since we'll probably ever get anywhere near the destination!-so true. Christy-it is amazing isn't it...if they could tell a story so much would be learned.

  4. You noted some spectacular trees, Lee. It does not surprise me that many are Beech. Beech is a tree I am in awe of and it has so many beautiful qualities, shape being only one of them. I love the Japanese Maples too. I use a weeping cutleaf one as my business logo.

  5. I love photographing these majestic and beautiful. The branch structure alone on the Beech is amazing and when you add the height and caliper it makes it even more breathtaking. I am also a fan of Japanese Maples mainly for the structure...good choice on the business logo!


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