Species found at Emily Traphagen park and substrates their associated with

 

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) : A good distinctive identifying feature of Beech is the smooth gray bark. They are often found in areas with high-lime, clay-rich thick till plains.

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) : Sugar maple has a distinctive 5 lobed leaf with moderately deep notches between lobes, that are pale green underneath. They also have a dark brown trunk that is marked with rough vertical grooves and ridges. They are often found in areas with high-lime, clay-rich thick till plains.

Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis): A distinctive characteristic of hackberry is the bark, if you look closely you can see dark warty knobs and ridges! They are generally limited to being found in areas with limestone or high-lime substrates.

Eastern hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana): An identifying feature of eastern hornbeam is the bark, it has musclar-appearing smooth, dark-gray bark. They are generally limited to being found in areas with limestone or high-lime substrates.