Arboretum

Taylor Park Sign

Taylor Park is a neighborhood park of 20 acres, bisected by a stream running from south to north. The land for the park was donated to the city on August 30th, 1963 by Eldin E. Taylor and his wife Bertha, with the adjoining residential areas developed in the 1960s & 70s. The park is located between the Taylor Meadows, Taylor Greens, Eastridge and Taylor Park neighborhoods, and adjacent to Eastridge Elementary School.

The park contains more than 200 trees and is part of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, affiliated as a “Landscape Steward” site since 1996.

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Taylor Park Partners

The mission of the Taylor Park Partners is to improve the landscape environment of Taylor Park and provide a resource for environmental education for local students and the surrounding community. The display of plant materials will:

  • help educate local students and neighbors about the nature environment, and identification of varios plant species present within the park & school site;
  • test attractive, low growing ground covers that would be used to reduce erosion within the creek bed;
  • demonstrate the importance of landscaping for wildlife within a city park.

Our goal is to maintain the peace and serenity of this small park, while adding beauty for all to enjoy, as well as to educate the young people within our neighborhood.

Representatives meet the first Monday of March, April, May for summer work, and August, September, October for fall projects, and/or as needed by demands. This will correspond with Spring and Fall meetings of Taylor Park Neighborhood, and to the in-school schedule of Eastridge Elementary School.

 

Photos

Taylor Park Tree Count Map – 1993

Taylor Park Tree Count 1993

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Tree List

Tree Planted in: Donated by:
American Hornbeam 2011 Park
Amur Cork Tree 1997 Tree Project
Amur Maple 1993 Tree Project
Aspen 2009 park
Autumn  Purple Ash 1993 Tree Project
Autumn Blaze Maple 1994 Tree Project
Autumn Blaze Maple 1994 Tree Project
Autumn Blaze Maple 1998 Tree Project
Autumn Purple Ash 1996 Family
Baldcypress 1998 Tree Project
Baldcypress 1996 City of Lincoln
Baldcypress 1999 Family
Bitternut Hickory 2005 NSA
Black Cherry Existing
Black Gum NSA
Black Maple 2008 City of Lincoln
Black Walnut 1994 Family
Black Willow Existing
Black X Blackjack Oak NSA
Blue Spruce 1992 Family
Blue Spruce? 1995 Family
Bradford Pear Existing
Bur Oak 1998 Tree Project
Bur Oak 1998 Tree Project
Caddo Sugar Maple 2009 Park
Carnoseflower Euonymus 2005 NSA
Cherry, Louisa’ Weeping 2009 Family
Chestnut Oak 1998 Family
Chinese Wingnut 2005 NSA
Chinkapin Oak 1998 Family
Commemorative  Maple 1993 Tree Project
Commemorative  Maple 1993 Tree Project
Copper Birch 1996 Tree Project
Cottonwood Existing
Cottonwood (Robusta) 1995 Tree Project
David Elm 2005 NSA
Douglas Fir  Pendulous 1993 Tree Project
Eastern Redbud 2005 NSA
Eastern White Pine 1998 Family
Emerald Maple 1996 Family
European Hophornbeam 2005 NSA
Frontier Elm 2007 Family
Gingko 2nd growth Family
Gr.Mn. Sugar Maple 1994 Tree Project
Gr.Mn. Sugar Maple 1993 Tree Project
Gr.Mn. Sugar Maple 1994 Tree Project
Green Ash Existing
Greenspire Linden 1993 family
Hackberry 1993 Tree Project
Hairy Elm 2005 NSA
Indian Magic Crab 1995 family
Japanese  Pagodatree 1994 Tree Project
Japanese Tree Lilac 1993 Tree Project
Japanese Tree Lilac 1995 Tree Project
Japanese Tree Lilac 1993 Tree Project
Japanese Tree Lilac 1995 Tree Project
Katusura 2009 NSA
Kentucky  Coffeetree 1997 Tree Project
Kentucky Coffeetree 1993 Tree Project
Kwanzan  Cherry 2001 Family
Lacebark Elm 2011 Park
London Planetree Existing
Maple ? Park
Maple ? 2006 Family
maple- 2011 Park
Northern  Red Oak 1993 Tree Project
Northern Catalpa 1995 Tree Project
Northern Pecan 1997 Family
Norway Maple  (Deborah) 1993 Tree Project
Norway Maple  (Deborah) 1993 Tree Project
Norway Spruce 1994 Tree Project
Ohio Buckeye Family
Patmore Ash 1993 Family
Pawpaw 2005 NSA
Profusion Crab 1993 Family
Red Barron Flowering Crab 1993 Tree Project
Red Cedar Existing
Red Maple 2008 Park
Red Maple 2008 Park
Red Maple 1997 Family
Red Maple 2009 Family
Red Maple 1993 Tree Project
Red Maple  (Scarlet Rubrum) 1993 Tree Project
Red Oak (replacing lost) 2005 Family
Red Sunset Maple 1994 Tree Project
Red Sunset Maple 1994 Tree Project
Redmond Linden 1993 Tree Project
Redmond Linden 1993 Tree Project
River Birch 1993 Tree Project
River Birch 1995 Tree Project
River Birch- clump 1998 Tree Project
Rivers Purple Beech 1996 Family
Rock Elm 2005 NSA
Sawtooth Oak 1996 Tree Project
Serviceberry Allegehany 1993 Tree Project
Shagbark Hickory 1994 Tree Project
Shangtung Maple 2005 NSA
Shingle Oak 1998 Family
Silver Maple Existing
Skyline Locust 2005 Family
Star Magnolia 1994 NSA
Sugartyme Crabapple 2001 NSA  grant
Sunburst Locust 1998 School
Sunburst Locust 2005 Family
Swamp White Oak 1998 School
Swamp White Oak 1998 Tree Project
Sycamore
Sycamore Maple
Tri-Colored Beech 1997 Family
Tri-Colored Beech 1994 Tree Project
Tuliptree  (2nd one) 2005 Tree Project
Turkey Oak 2005 NSA
White Pine 1993 Tree Project
White Pine 1993 Family
White Pine 1993 Family
Whitespire Birch 1996 Tree Project
Willow, Prairie Cascade 2009 Park
Yellowwood 1998 Tree Project