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Shade Trees


ASPEN QUAKING

Native throughout much of the West. The small leaves of the Quaking Aspen tree tremble in the slightest breeze for a beautiful effect. A fast growing tree with a pyramidal and narrow shape. Leaves turn a gorgeous golden-yellow color in autumn and contrasts nicely with its silvery-gray bark.

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BIRCH RIVER CLUMP

Attractive cinnamon brown colored peeling bark that is a wonderful backdrop for yellow fall foliage. Bark exfoliates to expose tan, pink, or orange colored younger stems and offers some unique winter interest. Resistant to bronze birch borer and adaptable to urban conditions.

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BIRCH WHITESPIRE CLUMP

An improved clump form with a relaxed, pyramidal habit and interesting pure white bark. Glossy, dark green foliage turns a beautiful yellow color in autumn followed by small brown cones in winter. Nice decorative tree, very adaptable and borer resistant. Adaptable to many soil types.

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COFFEETREE KENTUCKY

Almost tropical in appearance. The large fans of doubly compound leaves turn translucent yellow in fall. One of the latest trees to leaf out in spring with fragrant white flower panicles. This picturesque tree has deeply furrowed bark and stout branches that are particularly handsome in winter.

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CATALPA NORTHERN PRIDE

A fast growing tree. Few branches at an early age. Branches are ascending, gnarled and twisted. One of the few large flowering trees to bloom in late June. Fruit is a long pod. Grows to 50-60' with a spread of 35-40'.

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LINDEN GREENSPIRE

Has a strong central leader, a very uniform branch arrangement and a symmetrical, pyramidal form. Blooms small fragrant, yellow flowers in early to mid summer and dark green leaves turn yellowish in autumn. Leaves are quite unique as they are leathery and heart shaped.

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MAPLE AUTUMN BLAZE

This is an excellent tree to plant anywhere in the yard! A hybrid between Red and Silver Maple that combines the drought tolerance of Silver Maple and the fall color of Red Maple. Has outstanding vivid fall color with brilliant, long lasting orange-red foliage.

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MAPLE AUTUMN FANTASY

A Red and Silver maple cross, Autumn Fantasy gets the best features of both trees. Excellent fall color and faster growing than straight red maples. The fall color is an exceptionally beautiful ruby-red that persists until the first hard frost.

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MAPLE CRIMSON KING

The most commonly used cultivar of the purple-leafed Norway Maples, Crimson King is a bold landscape tree that creates dense shade with its large deeply lobed leaves. Reddish-purple foliage makes a distinctive statement in the landscape and remains an excellent reddish-purple all season long.

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MAPLE CELEBRATION

This Freemanii hybrid combines the advantages of both Silver and Red Maple: rapid growth, drought tolerance, great fall color, and the ability to grow in most soils. An excellent choice for street tree planting, both in urban and suburban settings.

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MAPLE DEBORAH SCHWEDLER

A great tree that offers multi-season interest with its leaves from burgundy to green to bronze-yellow. Very similar to the Schwedler Maple, but is superior, with straighter growing and more upright branching. A vigorous grower with a strong, central leader.

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MAPLE EMERALD LUSTRE

Selected for its outstanding branching habit, hardiness, and vigor, Emerald Lustre Norway Maple forms a rounded canopy and tends to branch out heavily as a young tree. It's wonderful fall color makes an excellent contrast to red maples and provides extremely dense shade.

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MAPLE GREEN MOUNTAIN

It is the most widely planted Sugar Maple and has proven itself well over time. This cultivar has excellent heat tolerance, and performs well in dry, restricted sites. Excellent fall color. A great choice for dense summer shade for northern areas.

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MAPLE ROYAL RED

A Norway Maple selection that is similar to 'Crimson King', but with a somewhat slower growth rate. A dense, oval shade tree, it has a straight trunk with a well-shaped canopy and considered as one of the smaller Norway Maples.

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LINDEN AMERICAN SENTRY

Use American Sentry in the landscape for boulevards and smaller yards where space is at a premium, but shade is required. The creamy white flowers in late June have a nice spicy fragrance. The dark green leaves and turn yellow in fall.

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MAPLE SIENNA GLEN

A vigorous grower, similar to Autumn Blaze, but with a more delicate appearance. This particular maple is valued for its excellent branching habit and form. Considered to be a tough, low maintenance tree and give it lots of room to grow.

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OAK BURR

A large and impressive tree, it tolerates a wide range of soil types and air pollutants. Its dark green, leathery leaves have grayish white undersides, rounded lobes and turn a yellowish-brown in autumn. A vigorous grower that is very adaptable to many conditions.

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OAK NORTHERN PIN

A beautiful large shade tree with a very distinctive, yet elegant shape. It has an upright pyramidal growth habit in youth, becoming upright oval as it matures. Fall color is usually an attractive red-brown to russet, but sometimes an outstanding crimson. Most of the dead leaves will hang on throughout the winter.

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OAK RED

A fast growing Oak and one of the easiest to transplant, the Red Oak is great for street use or as a landscape tree. A native tree with a pyramidal form when young and a nice symmetrical, rounded habit when older. The leaves persist into winter.

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OAK SWAMP WHITE

Excellent in both wet and upland soils, the Swamp White Oak is a beautiful native tree with lustrous, heavy textured leaves with wavy margins. In autumn leaves turn a yellowish-brown and sometimes even red in excellent years.

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WILLOW NIOBE

Valued for its golden winter stems and graceful habit, the Niobe Weeping Willow is a tough character that is fast growing and widely adaptable tree. Because of their size and pendulous habit, they are best used on larger properties.

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ELM PRINCETON

Proven to be one of the best American Elms for disease tolerance. This large tree has a symmetrical upright form and dark green foliage. Exceptionally fast growing, with large leathery foliage. One of the best American Elms.

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ELM TRIUMPH

This elm develops a vase-like crown with age and has dark green, glossy leaves. A large tree can grow to 55 feet. Has very good resistance to Dutch Elm disease and Phloem Necrosis. Glossy dark green foliage.

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ELM ACCOLADE

It looks like a man among the boys. Like Triumph elm, Accolade elm has dark green, glossy leaves and develops into a large tree. Although elms are often thought of "ugly ducklings," both Triumph and Accolade are quickly developing well-formed, vase-like crowns.

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GINKGO AUTUMN GOLD

This superb shade tree selection is a non-fruiting strain. Unique fan-shaped green foliage turns golden yellow in fall. Its symmetrical upright branching form becomes broad with age. This handsome male is a long living specimen tree.

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BUCKEYE AUTUMN SPLENDOR

The palm-shaped leaves turn an outstanding tomato-orange in the fall. It features show this tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

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MAPLE, AMUR FLAME

Can be grown as a multi or single trunk small to medium size tree. The leaf color is glossy dark green in summer and changing to one of the most brilliant red colored trees in the fall. A graceful tree and extremely hardy.

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HACKBERRY

This rugged tree is tall, with a large spreading crown and nice arching branches that provide welcome relief from the summer heat. Its small fruit turns from orange-red to purple and is quickly devoured by birds. It's a good choice for new home construction.

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HONEY LOCUST SKYLINE

This fast growing Locust tree is suitable for fuel wood and pulp and provides cover for wildlife, browse for deer, and cavities for birds. It is a very thorny tree which can attain a height of 70-80 feet.

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HONEY LOCUST SUNBURST

Their spreading scaffolds and feathery foliage make great open shade and have an almost tropical look. It's perfect for getting quick shade to open areas of the lawn. And it's very tolerant of salt, making it a perfect street tree. Best of all thornless and podless.

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MOUNTAIN ASH

Is relatively small (maximum height 40 feet) deciduous perennial tree, native to northern North America. Its conspicuous white spring flowers and outstanding, persistent orange fruit make it one of the most recognizable trees. No tolerance for salt aerosols.

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MAPLE FALL FIESTA

Leathery, glossy, deep green leaves are resistant to leaf tatter and leafhopper damage. A rapid grower, easy to transplant and also resistant to sun scald and frost cracks. Outstanding fall color, shows far more oranges and reds than other Sugar Maples.

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MAPLE MARMO

Characteristics include a vigorous growth rate, a strong central leader, excellent branching character, and a uniform upright habit. Fall color is an interesting mottled blend, ranging from combinations of red and green to burgundy, yellow, and gold, depending on temperature changes and site conditions.

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TULIP TREE

Also commonly known as yellow poplar. The wood has high commercial value because of its versatility and as a substitute for increasingly scarce softwoods in furniture and framing construction. Yellow-poplar is also valued as a honey tree, a source of wildlife food, and a shade tree for large areas.

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OAK HERITAGE

Attractive dark green, tough, tatter-resistant, glossy foliage. Powdery, mildew resistant. A beautiful specimen tree for the front lawn. Even though it is an Oak, don't think it is a slow grower this is a truly vigorous growing cultivar.

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OAK REGAL PRINCE

A vigorous tree. Beautiful foliage all season long. The silvery lower surfaces of the leaf are really attractive. The shape is a very distinctive upright oval. Tolerant of a wide range of soil types, including wet and dry soils.

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