Category Archives: Trees

Texas Flowering Trees (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Texas Flowering Trees (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Flowering trees are a great way to add color and beauty to any landscape in Texas. Whether you’re looking for a small tree to fit into a tight space, or a large, showy shade tree, plenty of options are available to plant trees in Texas gardens. Flowering trees native to Texas are suited to the hot, dry, and sometimes humid climate in many parts of the state.

Types of Texas Oak Trees (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Types of Texas Oak Trees (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Oak trees in Texas are a common landscape feature. Texas oak trees are not only important shade trees that offer protection from the hot sun and arid climate. But oak trees are also a food source for local wildlife, providing abundant acorns in late summer and the fall. Many varieties of oak trees thrive in Texas, all the way from Amarillo in the north and south to Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

Small Trees For Backyard (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Small Trees For Backyard (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Small trees are an essential addition to a backyard landscape. Growing small trees under 20 feet (6 m) tall is ideal for providing shade, protection, color, and beauty to your property. Many small flowering trees have spectacular fragrant blossoms that enhance your property’s aesthetics. Or, you could plant small evergreen trees to enjoy year-long color in an otherwise barren landscape.

Maple Trees: Types, Leaves, Bark – Identification Guide (Pictures)

Maple tree identification guide

Maple trees are beautiful deciduous shade trees with leafy foliage. Maple trees have dark brown furrowed bark, small, winged fruits, and narrow reddish-brown twigs. Maple trees commonly have green lobed leaves that change their color to red, yellow, orange, and dark burgundy in the fall. The most identifiable feature of maple trees is their lobed leaves. Maples trees grow up to 150 ft. (45 m) tall.

Types of Acorn Trees (With Pictures) – Identification Guide 

Types of Acorn Trees (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Acorn trees are species of hardwood trees in the genus Quercus — commonly known as oak trees. These acorn-producing trees are easily identified in the landscape due to their characteristic lobed oak leaves, large, spreading canopy, and brown nuts nestling in a small wart cap — the easily recognizable acorns.

Fast Growing Trees (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Fast Growing Trees (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Fast-growing trees for your garden landscape are ideal for shade and privacy. Planting trees with a fast growth rate means they reach their mature height in a relatively short time. This gives you the opportunity to achieve your landscaping goals sooner. Additionally, fast-growing evergreen trees have the advantage of offering privacy throughout the year.

Types of Palm Trees in Florida (With Pictures and Names) – Identification Guide

Types of Palm Trees in Florida (With Pictures and Names) - Identification Guide

Tropical palm trees are one of the identifying features of the Florida skyline. Several types of palm trees are native to Florida and grow throughout the state. Many Florida palm trees are tall and majestic and grow near beaches, along roads and in parks. There are also some small and dwarf palm trees native to Florida that are ideal for residential garden landscapes.

Top 24 Small or Dwarf Palm Trees with Identification Guide (Pictures and Name)

Small or Dwarf Palm Trees with Identification Guide (Pictures and Name)

Small palm trees are an ideal addition to a garden landscape if you live in warm, sunny climates. However, some types of small palms are also cold hardy. Dwarf palms are classified as palm trees that are under 20 ft. (6 m) tall. Most small palm trees grow from a single trunk, but some have multiple trunks. All small or dwarf palm trees are identified by their feather-like or fan-shaped fronds (leaves).

Types of Palm Trees with Identification Guide (Pictures, and Name): Small, Dwarf, and Tall Palm Tree Varieties

Types of Palm Trees

Palm trees are synonymous with tropical beaches, warm sunny climates, and beautiful landscaped gardens. Palms are recognized by their fan-shaped or feather-like fronds (leaves) and fiber-covered trunks or stems. Most types of palms such as date palms and coconut palms grow in warm countries. However, some species of palms are tolerant of temperate climates and cold temperatures. Some varieties of palm trees can also grow indoors as houseplants.

Small Trees For Front Yard (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Small Trees For Front Yard

Planting small trees in your front yard is an excellent way to boost curb appeal. Small flowering, weeping, and evergreen trees help to enhance a compact front yard landscape. They add beautiful colors, interesting shapes, and year-long visual appeal to the front of your house. Additionally, small decorative trees under 10 feet (3 m) tall in a front yard can provide a measure of shade without casting a shadow over your home.