A few days after the storm, we went on a walk through Washington Square Park. We noted sawn wood, fruit drop, hanging limbs, and lots and lots of fallen leaves. I collected leaves from almost 20 different species. The majority of leaves were collected from the southeast quadrant of the park and from the small lawn area adjacent to the flag pole, itself just east of the Arch. It is possible that some of the leaves blew from streets surrounding the park but on a follow-up walk I identified most of the trees for which I had collected leaves.
|Swamp white oak; White oak; Northern red oak; Pin oak|
|Sycamore maple; London planetree|
|Elm; Elm; Littleleaf lnden; Kwanzan cherry; Hawthorn; Zelkova|
|White ash (male); No ID; No ID|
|Dawn redwood; Saucer magnolia; Ginkgo|
What did you notice about your favorite places after the hurricane? Please share them in the comments. Also please let me know if I have incorrectly identified any of the leaves shown above.