Categories Class A

Male Ginkgo

(Ginkgo biloba; “Maidenhair Tree”) 20-50ft height, 25-35ft spread at maturity Plant in full sun/partial shade Medium growth rate Unique, fan-shaped leaves that turn golden yellow in fall; can live for thousands of years Resistant to most pests and diseases Maintenance ... Continue reading →

American Sweetgum

(Liquidambar styraciflua) 60-75ft height, 40-50ft spread at maturity Medium/fast growth rate: 13in. – 24+ in. per year Plant in full sun Distinctive star-shaped leaves; brilliant fall color; produces “gum balls” – woody burr-like fruit Requires plenty of space for root ... Continue reading →

Blackgum

(Nyssa sylvatica; “Black Tupelo”) 30-50ft height, 20-30ft spread at maturity Plant in full sun/partial shade Slow/medium growth rate: less than 1-2ft per year Brilliant fall color, glossy leaves, produces small blue/black fruit Maintenance level: Low ... Continue reading →

Shingle Oak

(Quercus imbricaria) 40-60ft height and spread at maturity Plant in area of full sun Shiny, green laurel-shaped leaves; produces acorns Historically wood was used for making roof shingles Maintenance level: Low ... Continue reading →

London Planetree

(Platanus x acerifolia) 75-100ft height, 80ft spread at maturity Plant in area of full sun / partial shade Excellent hardy urban tree – tolerates pollution Characteristic brown, white and green mottled bark Produces ~1in. seed balls yearly Maintenance level: High ... Continue reading →

White Oak

(Quercus alba) 50-80ft height, 50-80ft spread at maturity Slow/medium growth rate: less than 1-2ft per year Plant in area of full sun/partial shade Beautiful fall color; produces acorns and catkins; can live for hundreds of years Maintenance level: Medium ... Continue reading →

CHINKAPIN OAK

(Quercus muehlenbergii) 40-50ft height, 50-60ft spread at maturity Slow/medium growth rate: less than 1-2ft per year Plant in area of full sun Good drought tolerance; produces acorns Maintenance level: Low ... Continue reading →

BEECH, EUROPEAN OR AMERICAN

(Fagus sylvatica or grandifolia) Prefers full sun Develops a dense canopy Produces beechnuts, making it appealing for wildlife Beautiful golden-bronze fall color Maintenance: Low ... Continue reading →

SHUMARD OAK

(Quercus shumardii) 40-60ft height and spread at maturity Medium growth rate: 13-24in. per year Plant in area of full sun Dramatic fall color; produces small acorns (every 2-4 years) and catkins (yearly), tolerates pollution and compacted soil Maintenance level: Low ... Continue reading →

BUR OAK

(Quercus macrocarpa) 70-80ft height and spread at maturity Slow growing: less than 1ft per year on average Plant in area of full sun Produces acorns with fringed caps Adapts to a variety of soil conditions Maintenance level: Low ... Continue reading →

Categories: In the News