Janice Stork Corridor Park                    

 

200 Block of West Lemon Street to 300 Block of Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster PA

 

While not a formal collection of trees, this gem of a linear park contains a rich variety of trees.  The park opened in 1994, is handicapped accessible, and extends a mere .3 of a mile between Harrisburg Pike and Lemon Street.  All that's needed to substantially enhance the park's educational value are labels for the various species....a simple but powerful upgrade.  

 

The park's arbor highlight is what appears to be a large Red Mulberry (Morus rubra), a native species that is being threatened with extinction by the invasive White Mulberry (Morus alba) from China.  

 

A casual inventory of the park's trees in 2019 found these additional species:  Black Locust; Cherry; Crabapple; Golden Rain Tree; Green Ash; Hemlock; Holly; Honeylocust; Japanese Maple; Norway Maple; Norway Spruce; Pine (multiple species); Red Oak; River Birch; Silver Maple; Sugar Maple; Sycamore; Tree of Heaven; Willow Oak; and Zelkova.  There are additional trees on adjacent private property that are within easy visual access from the park.