Japanese Zelkova, Cork Oaks, the world’s tallest trees, and 5 pound pine cones! By 1890 nearly 16,000 trees, representing dozens of different species from around the world had been planted in what is now Lower Bidwell Park to see which types of tree would survive and thrive here. These trees were meant to provide lumber, food, ornamental use and other forest products (like cork). They also provide a varied habitat for the animals of the Park. Come explore this unique forestry station with CCNC Naturalist Jon Aull.