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Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)

Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba) The Ginkgo is native to China but is planted in landscapes and streetscapes around the world.  It is one of the oldest trees identified in the fossil record. They are very hardy trees with few insect ...

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American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)

American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) Native to wet sites on the East Coast, this tree adapts well to lawn and park settings.  It is a medium to fast growing tree and will easily reach 50 to 75 feet or more and nearly as wide.  It ...

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Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

A beautiful name for a tree, often considered a noxious weed. In Victoria, Australia, its cultivation is strictly forbidden. Introduced to the U.S. in 1784 from China, it has since naturalized and has been proclaimed as an invasive species in USDA ...

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Mimosa (Albiza julibrissin)

The Mimosa or Silk-Tree, a native of South Asia, was introduced to North America in 1745, and has adapted well to a wide variety of conditions here in the U.S. It transplants easily and often seeds itself readily, sometimes to the point of being ...

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Crimson King Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)

The Crimson King is the most famous cultivar of the Norway Maples. It is noted for its maroon leaves that last all summer. It was introduced to the United States in 1948 from France. Commonly planted as a street tree, it is usually intermixed with ...

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Flowering Crabapple (Malus sp.)

  The leaves are 1 to 2 inches long and are green to reddish green in color.  Fall color can be nice shades of yellow and orange, but it depends on the cultivar.  There are currently over 700 named cultivars and varieties worldwide.  Some ...

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London Planetree (Platanus x acerifolia)

A cross between the Oriental Planetree and American Sycamore, the London Planetree was first recorded growing in London in 1663.  It takes its common name from this fact and also that it is the primary street and park tree in London.  London is ...

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Vernal Witch Hazel (Hamamelis vernalis)

Often considered a shrub, it is actually a small tree, usually multi-stemmed and growing 10-15 feet high and almost as wide.  It makes a good screen or unpruned hedge. The bark is an attractive gray to grayish brown color.  The leaves are dark ...

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Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)

A native of central Europe, Austrian pine was introduced to the US as a tough and cold hardy addition to our urban landscapes. It can attain heights of 80 to 120 feet high by 25-50 feet wide in its native environs, but usually attains a height of ...

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Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida)

This native three needle pine that makes up most of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, the Pitch Pine can grow in the most dry and sandy soils.  It often forms temporary pure stands due to repeated fire injury.  They are later shaded out by hardwood ...

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