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The Pines Arboretum Walking Path

by | Jan 26, 2023

The map of The Pines’ arboretum walking trail.


The Pines at Davidson was approved in October 2022 (officially designated January 2023) as an Accredited Arboretum by ArbNet, the only international program of accreditation specific to arboreta. ArbNet has accredited 560 arboreta globally in 39 countries. The Arboretum accreditation program is designed to recognize standards of excellence in tree focused gardens; foster professionalism of arboreta worldwide; enable conservation, collections, and some scientific collaborations; and advance the planting, study and conservation of trees. In accordance with the requirements to be an arboretum, The Pines‘ collection is labeled, including scientific names, and the public has access to the campus, especially for Arbor Day observances. The inspiration for The Pines campus to be recognized as an arboretum came from the residents’ Pines Nature Organization (PNO), who worked with Pines staff to steer the process from an idea to reality. The Pines is the only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in North Carolina accredited as an Arboretum. It will have opportunities for collaboration with other arboreta and is located in the Town of Davidson, which along with other environmental and sustainability programs is a community strongly supportive of increasing the local tree canopy through TreesDavidson and employs a town arborist. The residents of The Pines are proud to be living in an Arboretum.

Main Entrance

1—‘Sango Kaku’ Japanese Maple/Acer Palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’

2—Flowering Apricot/Prunus Mum

Kimbrough Circle

3—White Redbud/Cercis Canadensis ‘Alba’

Ironically, you’ll have to go to Mulberry Court to find this Gingko tree (#26). (photo by Jennie Clifton)

Oak Court

4—Allee Elm/Umus Parvifolia ‘Allee’

5—Willow Oak/Quercus phellos

Maple Court

6—River Birch/Betula nigra

7—Red Sunset Maple/Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’

Cedar Court

8—Chinese (Lacebark) Elm/Ulmus parvifolia

9—Black Oak/Quercus velutina

Evergreen Court

10—Carolina cherry laurel/Prunus caroliniana

11—Japanese cedar/Cryptomeria japonica

Magnolia Court

12—American (little leaf) Linden/Tilia cordata

13—Dawn Redwood/Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Hickory Crest

14—“Hearts of Gold” Redbud/Cercis Canadensis ‘Heart of Gold’

15—Japanese Snowbell/Styrax japonicus

16—Overcup oak/Quercus lyrate

Cherry Court

17—Yoshino Cherry/Prunus x yedoensis

Wilson Garden Court

18—Southern Magnolia/Magnolia Grandiflora ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’

19—Japanese Maple/Acer Palmatum Var. Dissectum ‘Tamukeyama’

20—Honey Locust/Gleditsia triacanthos Fabaceae

21—Oklahoma Redbud/Cercis Canadensis Var. Texensis ‘Oklahoma’

22—’Butterflies’ Magnolia/Magnolia ‘Butterflies’

Mulberry Court

23—Mulberry/Morus alba Moraceae

24—Sawtooth Oak/Quercus Lyrata

25—Live Oak/Quercus Virginiana

26—Ginkgo/Ginkgo Biloba

Dogwood Court

27—Flowering Dogwood/Cornus florida

28—Empress Tree/Paulownia tomentosa

29—American holly/Ilex opaca

Azalea Court

30—Redwood/Sequoia sempervirens

31—Chestnut Oak/Quercus prinus

32—Trident Maple/Acer Buergerianum

33—Chinese Pistache/’Pistache’ Chinensis Vase’

34—‘Green Vase’ Zelkova/Zelkova Serrata ‘Green Vase’

Laurel Ridge

35—Kousa Dogwood/Cornus kousa

36—Golden raintree/Koelreuteria paniculate

37—Restoration Chestnut/Castanea dentata

38—Kentucky Yellowwood/Cladrastis kentukea

39—Lilac/Syringa vulgaris

40—Autumn Blaze Maple/Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’

41—Pines Pollinator Paradise (pollinator garden)

Health Care Loop

42—Paperbark Maple/Acer griseum

Poplar Hill

43—Highpoint Nuttall Oak/Quercus nuttallii

44—Himalayan Cedar/Cedrus deodara

45—Eastern Red Cedar/Juniperus virginiana

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