Large, 60-year old specimens of exotic trees give Tamanend Park its special character. There are Giant Sequoias and Dawn Redwoods. Also, there is a Paperbark Birch, Bur
Oak, a Swamp Cypress and a Staghorn Sumac near the bridge. There is a William Penn Treaty Elm, a fifth generation scion of the great elm tree in the Shakamaxon section
of Philadelphia. This elm was planted on William Penn's birthday in 1983.
The Friends of Tamanend are in the process of identifying and marking some of the trees in the park with the aid of a GPS unit. To learn more about the tree ID project,
please link to an article published in the Ann's Choice edition of the Erickson Tribune: http://ericksontribune.com/2011/03/the-forest-through-the-trees/