City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Park Trees & Tree Treks

Thompson Park Path in FallThere are thousands of trees incorporating dozens of species in Upper Arlington parks. Newly introduced trees are often planted in parks first, to allow for evaluation before being used as street trees.

Unique groupings of trees are featured in several parks, including the crabapple grove in Fancyburg Park, the oak & magnolia groves in Thompson Park, and the Tree Commission Grove, also in Thompson Park.
 
In addition, self-guided tree walks known as Tree Treks can be found in Thompson, Fancyburg, Northam, and Miller Parks. A Tree Trek brochure (see links below) describes the features of each tree on the Trek, and numbered posts helps park visitors identify the corresponding trees in the parks.
Several parks, including Cardiff Woods, Miller, Smith, Charing, Thompson, and Northwest Parks contain natural wooded areas or ravines. Thompson Park includes a forested seasonal wetland area. At Smith Nature Park, a brochure is available to lead visitors on a self-guided nature walk to learn about trees, forests, geology, and other natural features found in the woods.

Fancyburg Park Tree Trek  |  Northam Park Tree Trek  

Thompson Park Tree Trek  |  Miller Park Tree Trek

Here's your chance to follow the efforts of 3rd Grade Students at Windermere Elementary School as they study the trees in the Thompson Park Tree Trek. Click here to view their photo blog
 
Interested in learning more about the volunteer group Friends of UA Parks (formerly known as the UA Weed Warriors)? Click here to view their new website
  
Click here to view information regarding the City's Commemorative Tree Program
 
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  • A History of UA's Urban Forest
    A long history of proactive urban forestry in UA has transformed our community into an impressive Tree City USA. Check out this presentation on the history and results of a recent study of the community's landscape.
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