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☷ Fayetteville Arkansas - Lake Fayetteville dogwood newest Amazing Trees of Fayetteville selection 28 June 2022★★★ ( news )
Fayetteville , state Arkansas ( By Press Release office)
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June 28 , 2022
Parks , Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs
479 . 444 . 3470
urbanforestry@fayetteville - ar . gov
Lake Fayetteville dogwood newest Amazing Trees of Fayetteville selection
FAYETTEVILLE , Ark . — The City of Fayetteville’s Urban Forestry staff and Urban Forestry Advisory Board are excited to announce the newest selection for the Amazing Trees of Fayetteville program: a dogwood tree on the north side of Lake Fayetteville .
The dogwood , which stands at 29 feet tall , is the sixth Amazing Tree of Fayetteville . It is located along the Lake Fayetteville Trail at the far northeast corner of the park . A commemorative plaque will be placed near the base of the tree .
The Amazing Tree program recognizes significant trees and highlights the importance of trees in our city . The Urban Forestry Advisory Board and City urban foresters choose trees that exemplify unique character by being large , uniquely shaped or a rare tree species . The dogwood (
Cornus florida )
at Lake Fayetteville is one of the largest of its species in the city .
This popular native tree has a canopy that covers approximately 1 , 480 square feet . The multi - stem trunks of this dogwood collectively measure around 10 feet in circumference . Dogwoods can host up to 85 species of moths and butterflies , making them important to wildlife .
Urban Forester John Scott with Parks , Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs describes the dogwood as a “tree for all seasons . ”
The tree shines during the spring when it is covered in white flower - like bracts . The actual flower is the tiny cluster of yellow - green inflorescence found in the center of the white bracts . Dogwood leaves change to crimson red and have bright red drupes ( a type of fruit ) in the fall and winter months .
To learn more about the Amazing Trees of Fayetteville program , including previous selections , go to
https://www . fayetteville - ar . gov/3538/Amazing - Trees - of - Fayetteville
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