Cladrastis kentukea, or American yellowwood, is a medium sized, low branched shade tree. The common name references a yellow dye that stains the tree’s heartwood. Aside from a distinguished structure, the tree also features white spring flowers, ornamental seed pods, and a uniform yellow fall color. Shade trees such as American yellowwood provide significant carbon sequestration and habitat, as well as contributes to the park’s aesthetic and species diversity.
Sponsored trees come with a plaque that includes the tree’s name, the sponsor’s name, and an opportunity to honor someone important in the sponsor’s life.