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Trees are the most long-lived growing features in any garden. Once they are well established, it is very difficult to move them; pruning them if they become too big is difficult, needing skilled workmanship, and is never a permanent solution to the problems of excessive roots and over-extensive shading that arise.

Since the early 1900's the gardener's problems in tree-planting are much easier by the introduction of new selection, of a wide new range of trees which are of moderate size. These include excellent maples, whitebeams, rowans, cherries and ornamental apples (crabs), as well as birches. Many of these also provide what is wanted in a small area, a tree that has more than one season of interest, such as decorative bark in mid-winter, attractive unfolding foliage in spring followed by a period of flowering, then brightly colored fruit and finally graceful coloring of the leaves before they fall. Trees often have at least two if not three seasons of interest.

Evergreen broad-leaved trees are of particular interest in winter, and many have variegated or colored-leaved forms, and the number available is now greatly increased. All are least satisfactory in towns where air pollution takes away the shine of their foliage.

The same applies to conifers a number of which are of too great a size and too slow growing for gardens, and are seen at their best in forests and pineta.

For road planting and use in smaller gardens narrow (fastigiate) forms of many trees have been selected and are propagated as cultivars. They are also useful in planting on a large scale on account of their beautiful shape. This applies, also to the numerous weeping trees available.

Articles

   Lacebark - Pinus bungeanas

How to

   Cutting Down A Small Tree
   Forcing Branches To Bloom
   Heeling In
   Planting A Bare Root Tree
   Planting A Container Tree
   Planting Ball And Burlap Tree
   Pruning Ornamental Shrubs
   Removing A Large Tree Limb
   Removing A Sucker From A Tree
   Winterizing Small Trees

Links

    Japanese Maples - Acer Palmatum, Acer Japonicum

    How to Plant a Tree
    Planting Techniques for Trees and Shrubs
    Tree Planting Guide

    Transplanting Trees & Shrubs in the Landscape

    Tree Pruning Guide
    How to Prune Trees

    Treelink.org
    The National Arbor Day Foundation
    British Trees
    Canadian Forests
    Identification of Conifers
    National Arborist Association
    SUFA's Tree Care Center
    The Natural History of Trees.
    The Right Tree Handbook
    USDA Forest Service
    WWW Virtual Library: Forestry
    Tree Care 101
    Trees and Shrubs

    Database of Trees

Usage

TREES OF RAPID GROWTH
TREES FREE FROM INSECT PESTS AND DISEASES

TREES FOR THE SEASHORE

SHADE TREES FOR STREETS

TREES FOR DRY, SANDY SOIL*

TREES WHICH THRIVE IN VERY WET SOIL

TREES WHICH WILL FORM GOOD WINDBREAKS

TREES FOR THE SMALL PLACE*

Trees in moderate lime content, shallow, chalk soils

Planting

Maintenance and pruning

Pests and diseases

Trees decorative throughout the year

Trees with outstanding inflorescences

Some deciduous trees with exceptionally handsome foliage

Some trees with good autumn color

Trees with decorative fruits

Trees with yellow or golden leaves

Trees with blue (glaucous) and silver foliage

Trees with white, silver or yellow variegated leaves

Red and purple foliage trees

Trees with early flower

Evergreen trees

Fastigiate trees

Weeping trees

 

 

 



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