Friday, January 25, 2008

Upper West Side, 104th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive


Mary Sargent © 2008 …………………………………….. click to enlarge


I love these trees with their calligraphic branches. Someone please tell me what kind of tree it is.

See map.

4 comments:

b.lewin said...

Somewhere in this house is a book about NYC trees. I'll try to find it.

Love the glowing orange-y light tucked into the doorway.

b.lewin said...

I think it's a London plane tree. The smooth and patchy olive bark is characteristic. But it's constrained in size because of its location and pruning. That's my guess.

Mary said...

Thanks, b., I was thinking plane tree, too, but didn't know why.

hbs said...

The tree is almost certainly a plane tree because of the bark. It's kin to sycamores and aspens, and does well in urban settings.