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Dr. George W. Bengtson, Sr. Historic Tree Trail

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An easy trail with informational signs at trees planted with historic significance


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605' 184 m

High

595' 181 m

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11' 3 m

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3%

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Historical Significance

Need to Know

Parking available in the Town Creek Park parking lot, along with a bathroom facility near the dog park.

Description

Inspired by the Historic Tree Nursery of American Forests, this trail provides historic and scientific information about 39 trees. This trail is between Wrights Mill Road and South Gay Street. Town Creek Park can be accessed from this trail via the South Gay Street to Town Creek Park Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Trees: Japanese Maple, Post Oak, Redbud, Osage Orange, Common Persimmon, Southern Red Oak, Water Oak, Red Maple, Green Ash, Black Walnut, Sweetgum, Baldcypress, Bur Oak, Honeylocust, Red Maple, Love Oak, Cottonwood, Longleaf Pine, Eastern White Pine, Southern Magnolia, Apple Tree, Crabapple, Sugar Maple, American Chestnut, American Elm, White Oak, White Ash, Chestnut Oak, Red Oak, White Ash, Gold Raintree, Overcup Oak, Tulip Popular, White Oak, Live Oak, Cherry and Japanese Magnolia.

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Shared By:

Beth Prior

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Crosswalk over South Gay Street from the Town Creek Park East Entrance Trail to the Dr. George W. Bengtson, Sr. Historic Tree Trail.
Aug 4, 2021 near Auburn, AL
One of 39 informational signs on the Dr. George W. Bengtson, Sr. Historic Tree Trail.
Aug 4, 2021 near Auburn, AL
Informational sign about the Dr. George W. Bengtson, Sr. Historic Tree Trail.
Aug 4, 2021 near Auburn, AL

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