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If you've walked, jogged, bicycled or driven the length and breadth of Branch Brook Park, you won't be surprised to hear that there are, literally, tens of thousands of trees in the park.
Well over 4,000 are part of the park's world-
Among the many thousands of other trees, about 6,400 are shade trees "known" individually to the park's arborists and staff; most prominent are oaks, also many maples, and a good showing of ash and pine. These trees, in heavily frequented sections of the park, receive ongoing care.
Adding to the park's diverse landscapes are unmaintained woodlots comprised in their overstory (their uppermost layor of foliage) predominantly of oak and maple with other significant genera being ash, sycamore, cherry, and elm. Their understory include a variety of saplings from natural tree regeneration, woody shrubs and vines, and herbaceous plants.
But words in no way do the trees justice. Come visit the park!