Although tree identification is still in progress, I noticed that there were a few very uncommon varieties in the Herbert Run section at UMBC. Out of the hundreds of tagged trees in Herbert Run, the Water Locust (Gleditsia aquatica), Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), and Red Mulberry (Morus rubra) were each only identified twice. Along with being very uncommon in this section of the forest,all three of these types of trees are still rather small. The Water Locusts average a diameter at breast height (DBH) of 4.73cm. The Eastern Redbuds average a DBH of 5.86cm. The Red Mulberries have an average DBH of 14.83cm. Again, there are still many trees that have not been completely identified, so it will be interesting to see if these species remain the rarest in Herbert Run, or even the entire UMBC campus.
The photographs from left to right are: Water Locust, Eastern Redbud, and Red Mulberry. As this post was made while off-campus, the photos are from Google Images:
Water Locust - http://tinyurl.com/lh7k88j
Eastern Redbud - http://tinyurl.com/ls33trl
Red Mulberry - http://tinyurl.com/lravxbx