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Trees and Plants

Thrifton Hill Park is home to many mature native trees, some over 200 years old, and two park champion trees (i.e., the largest trees of these species on Arlington County public land).  One park champion is a Southern Red Oak just up the steps at the main entrance to the park.  The other is a Box Elder at the Fillmore Street entrance.  

Other native trees at the park include Red maple, Sugar maple, Serviceberry, Sourwood, Black gum, Magnolia, Pin oak, and White pine.  For more information about protecting and planting trees in Arlington County, visit the county's Webpage on trees

Other native plants at the park include sensitive fern (pictured at right), spicebush, black-eyed susan, asters, and Virginia creeper.