Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

The preserve consists of over 190 acres of virgin bottomland hardwood forest complemented by an additional 50 acres of younger forest, field, and pond. The woods consist of sweetgum, sugar maple, tulip tree, shumard oak, and green ash throughout. It is the largest tract of virgin forest located inside any city limits in the United States. The oldest trees are over 400 years old. Among the largest of their species are 24 state champions and two national champion trees. One of the tallest trees in the state is a tulip poplar located within the park. It is 147 feet tall with a 13.2-foot circumference.

 
 
 
 
 
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