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Botanical Society of ZooMontana

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The Asian Garden, located between the Wolverine Exhibit and Tiger Habitat and behind the Millennium Circle, was established in 2004. Plantings in this garden are of Asian or Asian-influenced design. It has been adopted by the Arboretum as a major renovation project to rejuvenate a healthy environment and introduce new plantings as most of the original specimens succumbed to our harsh Montana climate due to weather fatigue and improper care. A Ginkgo tree was planted, as a memorial tree, in May of 2018 to begin the process and introduce visitors to the garden's unique features.




Quercus mongolica, commonly known as Mongolian oak, is a species of oak native to Japan, southern Kuriles, Sakhalin, Manchuria, central and northern China, Korea, eastern Mongolia, and eastern Siberia. The species can grow to be 30 m tall. 
Scientific name: Quercus mongolica
Rank: Species



Sometimes referred to as  Pyrus pyrifolia is a species of pear tree native to East Asia. The tree's edible fruit is known by many names, including: Asian pear, Chinese pear, Korean pear, Japanese pear, Taiwanese pear, and sand pear. 
Scientific name: Pyrus pyrifolia
Rank: Species

Views from early summer 2018