Trees, Why we plant a tree

We plant trees for their beauty of leaf, whether green in Summer or red in the Autumn; for their bark which becomes particularly fascinating. We plant trees because we love them. Some trees linger in our memories as old friends, from whose branches we have swung and “skinned-the-cat”; under whose cool shade we have rested from play or work. Some trees seem to have moods, changing […]

Trees with Red and purple foliage trees

Placing trees of these colors needs great care, but their colors mingled with the multitude of others in autumn are effective and of great beauty, they do not blend well with the normal greens, particularly if used in quantity. They should therefore be used sparingly in isolation at points where they will inevitably catch the eye. A number have clear […]

Columnar or Fastigiate trees

Columnar or Fastigiate trees To the botanist, the word fastigiate means ‘with parallel, erect, clustered branches’. It has become more widely used in a more generalized sense for trees with narrow crowns. All those mentioned are derived from natural sports and do not come true from seed (if that is produced). They are propagated as cultivars. They generally need careful […]

Trees with good autumn color

Some trees with good autumn color It should be noted that autumn color may vary from year to year in every respect, and even from tree to tree of the same species. This list is by no means complete. ACER CAMPESTRE The native field maple turns a good yellow; A. capillipes, deep crimson; A cappadocicum, yellow; A. circinatum, orange and […]

TREES FOR THE SEASHORE

TREES FOR THE SEASHORE (Will withstand strong wind) DECIDUOUS       Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore Maple Acer rubrum. Red Maple Betula papyrifera Paper Birch Carpinus betulus European Hornbearn Carpinus caroliniana American Hornbearn Cratxgus oxyacantha English Hawthorn Gleditsia triacanthos Honey Locust Platanus occidentalis American Plane Tree Populus alba White Poplar Populus balsamifera Carolina Cottonwood Populus tremuloides Quaking Aspen Prunus maritima Beach […]

Trees with decorative fruit

Trees with decorative fruits The following list is of trees whose brightly-colored fruits are usually decorative for some time after the leaves have fallen. Birds soon attack and strip the berries on a number of kinds almost as soon as they are ripe, but the following are less severely attacked. With some trees, berries are only borne on female trees; […]

Shade trees for the street side.

SHADE TREES FOR STREETS  (Will withstand restricted city conditions) Acer Ginnala (for Narrow Street) Magnolia grandiflora (South) Magnolia Populus alba Bolleana (Narrow Street) White Poplar Populus nigra italica (Narrow Street) Lombardy Poplar Platanus acerifolia London Plane Tree Quercus borealis (Q. rubra) Red Oak Quercus coccinea Scarlet Oak Quercus falcata (South) Spanish Oak Quercus laurifolia (South) Laurel Oak Quercus macrocarpa Mossycup […]

Trees with yellow or golden leaves

Trees with yellow or golden leaves Included here are some trees which do not retain their exceptional color throughout the entire season, but are attractive during the early part of the summer. All are cultivars that must be propagated vegetatively since they rarely come true from seed. When suckers arise from ground level they should be watched, and, if they […]

TREES FOR DRY, SANDY SOIL

  TREES FOR DRY, SANDY SOIL* DECIDUOUS       Acer campestre Hedge Maple Acer Ginnala Amur Maple Acer Negundo Box Elder Acer tataricum Tatarian Maple Ailanthus glandulosa Tree of Heaven Betula alba European White Birch Betula Maximowicziana Monarch Birch Betula populifolia Gray Birch Carya glabra Pignut Populus alba White Poplar Populus grandidentata Largetooth Aspen Populus tremuloides Quaking Aspen Prunus […]

TREES FREE FROM INSECT PESTS AND DISEASES

TREES FREE FROM INSECT PESTS AND DISEASES (Seldom attacked, and not seriously qffected) DECIDUOUS       Ailanthus glandulosa Tree of Heaven Cercidiphyllum japonicurn Katsura-Tree Elaeagnus angustifolia Russian Olive Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo Gleditsia triacanthos Honey Locust Gymnocladus dioica Kentucky Coffeetree Halesia carolina Silverbell Tree Koelreuteria paniculata Goldenrain Tree Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgurn Magnolia (all species) Magnolia Nyssa sylvatica Sourgurn Oxydendrum arboreurn […]