When The Fort Edwards Foundation had a Comprehensive Plan of our site done in the mid 1990s, we had a listing of plant species found on the site that could have been there when Joseph Edwards arrived in the eighteenth century. We are using that list as the basis for a landscape plan that will afford opportunites for educating our visitors about the life of Hampshire County's early settlers. Unfortunately, there are a number of new, invasive species that must be removed before a new landscape plan can be implemented. Along with the work erecting more of the Stockade model we are currently involved in a project to create a landscape plan and begin construction of walking trails and colonial indigenous plantings. If you would like to help with this project, please contact us. Thank you.
Box Elder - Acer negundo
Serviceberry - Amalanchier arborea
Mockernut Hickory - Carya tomentosa
Hackberry - Colds occidentalis
Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida
Hawthom - Craetegus sp.
Omen Ash - Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Black Walnut - Juglans nigra
Tulip Poplar - Liriodendron tulipifera
Apple - Malus sp.
Pine - pinus sp.
Sycamore - Platanus occidentalis
White Oak - Quercus alba
Red Oak - Quercus rubra
Black Locust - Robinia pseudoacacia
Sassafras - Sassafras albidum
- Spicebush - Lindera benzoin
- Clernatis - Clematis sp.
- Virginia Creeper - Parthenocisus quinquefolium
- Poison Ivy - Taxidendron radicans
- Grape - Max sp.
Perennials and Grasses
- Broomsedge - Andropogon virginiana
- Aster - Aster sp.
- Chickory - Cichorium intybus
- Thistle - Cirsium sp.
- Queen Anne's Lace - Daucus carrota
- Daisy Fleabane - Erigeron annuus
- Black-Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta
- Goldenrod - Solidago sp.
- Cattail - Typha latifolia