"Perserve, Protect, Enhance and Educate"

Botanical Society of ZooMontana

Click here to edit subtitle

"Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf"

- Albert Schweitzer


Prunus maackii, commonly called the Manchurian cherry or Amur chokecherry, is a species of cherry native to Korea and both banks of the Amur River, in Manchuria in northeastern China, and Amur Oblast and Primorye in southeastern Russia. Wikipedia  Scientific namePrunus maackii  Rank: Species
Find the Chokecherry in the Sensory Garden

Pinus nigra, the Austrian pine or black pine, is a moderately variable species of pine, occurring across southern Mediterranean Europe from Spain to the eastern Mediterranean on Anatolian peninsula of Turkey and on Corsica/Cyprus, including Crimea, and in the high mountains of the Maghreb.

Find the Austrian Pine in Dottie's Garden 

A bristlecone pine is one of three species of pine trees. All three species are long-lived and highly resilient to harsh weather and bad soils. One of the three species, Pinus longaeva, is among the longest-lived life forms on Earth. 
Wikipedia Scientific nameBalfourianae RankSubsection
Find the Bristlecone in the Sensory Garden
Populus is a genus of 25–35 species of deciduous flowering plants in the family Salicaceae, native to most of the Northern Hemisphere. English names variously applied to different species include poplar /ˈpɒp.lər/, aspen, and cottonwood. Wikipedia Scientific namePopulus ClassificationSalicaceae
Find the Cottonwood throughout the Zoo
Ginkgo biloba, known as ginkgo or gingko, also known as the ginkgo tree or the maidenhair tree, is the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta, all others being extinct. It is found in fossils dating back 270 million years. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Ginkgo biloba Conservation status: Endangered 
Find the Gingko in the Homestead Garden
Junipers are coniferous plants in the genus Juniperus /dʒuːˈnɪpərəs/ of the cypress family Cupressaceae.Wikipedia
Scientific name: Juniperus
Rank: Genus
Find the Juniper in gardens throughout the Zoo
The rowans or mountain-ashes are shrubs or trees in the genus Sorbus of the rose family Rosaceae. They are native throughout the cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with the highest … Wikipedia Scientific nameSorbus
Find the Mountain Ash in the Sensory Garden
Acer platanoides is a species of maple native to eastern and central Europe and western Asia, from France east to Russia, north to southern Scandinavia and southeast to northern Iran. It is a member of the soapberry and lychee family. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Acer platanoides Rank: Species
Find the Norway Maple in the Triangle Garden

Weeping trees are characterized by soft, limp twigs. This characterization may lead to a bent crown and pendulous branches that can cascade to the ground. While weepyness occurs in nature, most weeping trees are cultivarsBecause of their shape, weeping trees are popular in landscaping.

Find the Weeping Cedar in the Sensory Garden 

 More information coming soon !