The Jean Melrose Bevan Memorial Heritage Tree Walk Accessible to all, year-round, without charge
Found in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, The Jean Melrose Bevan Memorial Heritage Tree Walk is a place to visit that will engage your senses and your curiosity.
In just 170 metres or 525 feet, you will see trees that you may never have seen before, such as the Paperbark Maple, with its cinnamon-coloured, peeling bark. You may be surprised to learn that there are trees on the Walk from the Magnolia, Legume, Rose and Olive families. There are trees here, such as the Northern Catalpa and Moraine Sweetgum, that are known as Carolinean species, because they are normally not found north of the Carolinas in the United States. There are trees with leaves in the shapes of hearts and stars. There is even a living fossil tree, the Gingko.
Go to Take a Walk , download the map for a self-guided tour, and enjoy your brief immersion into an urban forest experience.
If you want to learn more, go to Identifying Trees, where you can learn about the differences between deciduous and coniferous trees, how to identify trees by their bark, leaves and flowers, and to learn about the specific trees found on The Jean Melrose Bevan Memorial Heritage Tree Walk.
Image by Ken Bell
The Jean Melrose Bevan Memorial Heritage Tree Walk Anderson Lane Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario http://jmbevantreewalk.org/