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American ElmsThe Mall (located just north of the intersection of the east and north drives, at about 66th street)The grove of American elms on Central Park Mall, located just north of the intersection of the east and north drives, at about 66th street, is likely one of the largest groves of its kind. They are noted for their regularly-spaced trunks, which resemble the columns in a cathedral, and for their twisting branches.More Details
American ElmGrowing at rock outcrops just east of the mallThe two individual American Elms growing at the rock outcrops just east of the mall have gnarled trunks that like something out of a fairy tale illustration, with the roots of one scuttling across the rock like hands.More Details
American Elmgrowing at rock outcrops just east of the mallThe two individual American Elms growing at the rock outcrops just east of the mall have gnarled trunks that seem like something out of a fairy tale illustration, with the roots of one scuttling across the rock like hands.More Details
VariousArthur Ross Pinetum at the north end of the Great LawnThe Arthur Ross Pinetum at the north end of the Great Lawn has over 600 pine trees representing 17 different species from around the world, which were planted between 1971 and 1980.More Details
Black Tupelo (Sourgum)Near the center of the RambleThe black tupelo is located near the center of the Ramble. Its three main trunks push upward to form a woody candelabra in one of the most alluring parts of Central Park.More Details
Yoshino CherriesEast side of reservoirThe 35 yoshino cherries located on the east side of the Central Park Reservoir were originally part of a gift from the Japanese government in 1912, which also included cherries for the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. The yoshino sherries are now a landmark for the many thousands who make their daily or weekly progress around the 1.6 mile Reservoir track.More Details
London PlaneNortheast corner of reservoirThe multi-trunked London plane growing along the bridle path near the East 96th Street entrance at the northeast corner of the Reservoir, is according to New York writer Dennis Burton, one of the oldest in the park.More Details
EvodiaBy the Heckscher Playground near Columbus CircleThe Evodia by the Heckscher Playground near Columbus Circle is a native of China and Korea.More Details
American ElmGrows by the retaining wall at the northeast corner of the intersection of Central Park West and West 77th streetThe American elm at the northeast corner of the intersection of the Central Park West and West 77th Street, towers by the retaining wall and is beloved by nearby residents.More Details
American ElmEast 97th Street entrance to Central Park, aproximately 500 feet west of 5th AvenueThe American elm located at the East 97th Street entrance to the park is a classic example of the species that had once been planted widely in cities across the United States before they were decimated by Dutch elm disease.More Details

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