Beauty and Mystery in Druid Hill Park

Autumn Colors at Cylburn

Volunteers of the Cylburn Arboretum Association Inc. help keep the park beautiful. Here they repair a path on a warm November day. Jesse Tyson, the first owner of Cylburn, and his wife Edyth planted many trees in the late 19th Century. A tree and shrub map on the Association web site shows locations. The specimens, up to 150 years old, are such “notable trees” as Japanese maple, sugar maples, Ginkgos, dawn redwoods, conifers, beeches, magnolias, weeping cherry trees, boxwoods, longleaf pines, paw-paw, China fir, Atlas cedar and black walnut. The trees were developed into a full collection from 1958 to 1994 under the care of Gerald Moudry, chief horticulturist of Baltimore City.

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