"Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books.  Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters."  - St. Bernard of Clairvaux


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.



Majestic trees line a trail in the park.