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TREEventure: Delaware Park Tree Scavenger Hunt

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy has partnered with Univera to launch the Delaware Park Tree Scavenger Hunt: TREEventure. The end goal of this exercise is to get people out into the parks, to get some exercise, to connect with nature (and trees!), and to get healthy. And what better better way to tackle all of these goals, than with a scavenger hunt?

Altogether, there are 13 trees on the hunt – a weeping willow, zelkova, black pine, crabapple, Norway spruce, European beech, white pine, honeylocust, green ash, bur oak, London plane, red maple, and a red oak. Park and tree lovers can either interact directly with an online map, or download the map. You can view the map by clicking here.

I assume that most everyone knows what a weeping willow looks like. But what about the zelkova or the black pine? We tend to walk by all of these trees so often, but rarely do we stop to think about all of the varieties, the names, the characteristics, the origins, etc. Now all of these questions have been answered for us, so that the next time we visit Delaware Park, we can present ourselves as tree authorities, aficionados… or even friends with The Lorax.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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