The Amur corktree is a deciduous tree named for its cork-like bark and the Amur River. Native to eastern Asia, it grows rampantly in North America. It can handle drought and pollution, and can be found in many New York City parks. Its shape can vary widely — from very wide and short, to very tall and narrow. Two amur corktrees on opposite sides of the West Drive form a picturesque arch next to Winterdale Arch.