More Reasons To Keep Living

Out of the blue, a relative sent me this link. It’s to a database of trees in Winnipeg, a nearby city. I knew Winnipeg had a large inventory of trees but I did not know how diverse it was. For instance, there are 6 Saskatoon bushes in it and one is supposed to be 10cm in diameter at “breast height”. That would be the biggest, baddest, oldest Amelanchier alnifolia I’ve ever seen. Most are just sticks in the forest around here up to about 4 or 5 cm. Also, there are 23 Quercus ellipsoidalis, Northern Pin Oak. That’s a species I could grow in my yard but I opted for larger specimens…

There are some very interesting trees around here. In La Barriere Park there is supposed to be a Quercus macrocarpa, bur oak, 627 cm in dbh. That would be a world record… 62.7 cm perhaps, I would believe. There are supposed to be 74 oaks larger than 100 cm dbh… Anyway, I now have another reason to live to drive my Solo EV, just to tour the interesting trees of Winnipeg.

More searches:
select count(scientific) as number,scientific as “scientific name” from WPG_trees where scientific like ‘%prunus%’ group by scientific;
number
65
2
23
778
73
3
13
4
65
1
34
21
4045
287
scientific name
Prunus americana
Prunus eminens
Prunus maackii ‘Jefdike’
Prunus maakii
Prunus maakii ‘Jefspur’
Prunus mandshurica
Prunus nigra
Prunus padus
Prunus pensylvanica
Prunus serotina
Prunus spp.
Prunus tomentosa
Prunus virginiana var Shubert
Prunus virginiana var Virginiana

A complete accounting of species gives this:
select scientific as “Scientific Name”,count(scientific) as “Population” from WPG_trees group by scientific;
Scientific Name
Abies balsamea
Acer ginnala
Acer negundo
Acer negundo ‘Baron’
Acer platinoides
Acer saccharinum
Acer saccharinum ‘Silver Cloud’
Acer saccharum
Acer saccharum ‘Jefcan’
Acer saccharum ‘Jefselk’
Acer tartaricum ‘GarAnn’
Acer x freemanii ‘Jefcel’
Acer x fremannii ‘Jeffersred’
Aesculus glabra
Aesculus x ‘Autumn Splendor’
Aesculus x ‘Homestead’
Alnus hirsuta ‘Harbin’
Alnus rugosa
Amelanchier alnifolia
Betula occidentalis
Betula papyrifera
Betula papyrifera ‘Varen’
Betula pendula ‘Laciniata’
Caragana spp.
Catalpa spp.
Celtis occidentalis
Celtis occidentalis ‘Delta’
Cornus spp.
Crataegus spp.
Crataegus x mordenensis ‘Snowbird’
Elaeagnus angustifolia
Euonymus spp.
Fagus spp.
Fraxinus americana
Fraxinus americana ‘Jefnor’
Fraxinus mandshurica
Fraxinus mandshurica ‘Mancana’
Fraxinus nigra
Fraxinus nigra ‘Fallgold’
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Heuver’
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Patmore’
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Rugby’
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Summit’
Fraxinus pennsylvanica var. subintegerrima
Fraxinus x ‘Northern Gem’
Fraxinus x ‘Northern Treasure’
Gleditsia triacanthos
Gymnocladus dioicus
Hippophae rhamnoides
Juglans cinerea
Juglans nigra
Juniperus scopulorum
Larix decidua
Larix laricina
Larix sibirica
Lonicera spp.
Malus spp.
Malus x ‘Jefstar’
Malus x ‘Spring Snow’
Malus x adstringens
Malus x adstringens ‘Durleo’
Malus x adstringens ‘Jefspire’
Malus x adstringens ‘Pink Spires’
Malus x adstringens ‘Red Splendor’
Malus x adstringens ‘Royal Mist’
Malus x adstringens ‘Selkirk’
Malus x adstringens ‘Thunderchild’
Morus alba
Not Available
Ostyria virginiana
Phellodendron amurense
Picea abies
Picea glauca
Picea mariana
Picea pungens
Pinus banksiana
Pinus cembra
Pinus mugo var mughus
Pinus nigra
Pinus ponderosa
Pinus resinosa
Pinus strobus
Pinus sylverstris
Populus alba
Populus balamifera
Populus deltoides
Populus grandidentata
Populus spp.
Populus tremuloides
Populus x canadensis ‘Prairie Sky’
Prunus americana
Prunus eminens
Prunus maackii ‘Jefdike’
Prunus maakii
Prunus maakii ‘Jefspur’
Prunus mandshurica
Prunus nigra
Prunus padus
Prunus pensylvanica
Prunus serotina
Prunus spp.
Prunus tomentosa
Prunus virginiana var Shubert
Prunus virginiana var Virginiana
Pyrus ussuriensis
Pyrus x ‘DurPSN’
Quercus ellipsoidalis
Quercus ellipsoidalis ‘DurMarg’
Quercus macrocarpa
Rhamnus cathartica
Rhus typhina
Salix alba ‘sericea’
Salix alba ‘vitellina’
Salix amygdalioides
Salix bebbiana
Salix exigua
Salix fragilis
Salix lucida
Salix nigra
Salix pentandra
Salix spp.
Sambucus spp.
Sorbus aucuparia
Sorbus aucuparia ‘Rossica’
Sorbus decora
Sorbus spp.
Syringa reticulata
Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’
Syringa spp.
Syringa vulgaris
Thuja occidentalis
Thuja occidentalis ‘Brandon’
Tilia americana
Tilia americana ‘Duros’
Tilia americana ‘Redmond’
Tilia cordata ‘Golden Cascade’
Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’
Tilia cordata ‘Ronald’
Tilia mongolica ‘Harvest Gold’
Tilia spp.
Tilia x ‘Skinur’
Tilia x europaea ‘Wratislaviensis’
Tilia x flavescens ‘Dropmore’
Tilia x flavescens ‘Glenleven’
Ulmus ‘Morton Glossy’
Ulmus americana
Ulmus americana ‘Brandon’
Ulmus americana ‘Triumph’
Ulmus davidiana var japonica
Ulmus davidiana var japonica ‘Discovery’
Ulmus davidiana var japonica ‘Freedom’
Ulmus davidiana var japonica ‘Jacan’
Ulmus davidiana var japonica ‘Night Rider’
Ulmus pumila
Ulmus spp.
Unknown
Viburnum lantana
Viburnum lentago
Number
131
2085
14703
88
18
3062
277
114
24
22
133
78
82
791
6
1
468
23
6
6
1446
1
41
71
8
1126
242
36
232
67
950
2
3
132
6
70
4019
9495
109
31
120
206
139
86264
23
349
2
7
62
58
49
11
3
277
135
20
4506
479
483
117
261
14
70
3
2
36
6
4
171
7
26
42
7506
13
9841
28
21
175
18
50
26
11
1091
206
74
52
78
7738
4317
36
65
2
23
778
73
3
13
4
65
1
34
21
4045
287
72
30237
21
2
17229
62
32
402
2254
103
1
6
138
3
11
578
260
2
130
25
26
477
2274
60
80
2
1054
4
1668
10
10
533
200
200
970
26117
6
88
757
328
20
54139
682
32
782
962
16
10
27
19009
86
910
7
11

 
Unfortunately, the most numerous species are endangered, no thanks to Dutch Elm Disease and Emerald Ash Borer… BOOO!
select scientific as “Scientific Name”,count(scientific) as “Population” from WPG_trees group by scientific order by Population desc;
Scientific Name
Fraxinus pennsylvanica var. subintegerrima
Ulmus americana
Tilia spp.
Ulmus pumila
Quercus macrocarpa
Acer negundo
Picea pungens
Fraxinus nigra
Populus spp.
Picea glauca
Population
86264
54139
26117
19009
17229
14703
9841
9495
7738
7506

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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