Category Archives: Trees

Small or Dwarf Weeping Trees for Landscaping (With Pictures)

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Small weeping trees add grace, elegance, and tranquility to large and small landscaped gardens. Weeping trees with their long cascading, drooping branches are good landscaping choices as specimen trees to create a focal point. If you have a small front or backyard and garden space is limited, then small or dwarf weeping trees will add a dramatic look.

Small Trees for Landscaping Backyard, Front Yard, Small Spaces

Small Trees for Landscaping Backyard, Front Yard, Small Spaces

Small trees are perfect for landscaping small yards where space is limited. Having trees in a small yard provides more than just ornamental value. Many types of small trees provide shade, privacy, colorful flowers, attract wildlife, and give plenty of fruit. Some species of trees are specially grown to have a small stature and not grow very tall. Examples of small trees for landscaping a backyard include crabapple, red buckeye, gray birch, and cockspur hawthorn.

Cottonwood Trees: Facts, Identification, Pictures, Problems, and More

Cottonwood Trees: Facts, Identification, Pictures, Problems, and More

Cottonwood trees are huge deciduous trees that have large green leaves and thick foliage. One of the common features of all types of cottonwood trees is the fluffy cotton-like strands that appear every June. Cottonwood trees are common in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia. Some reasons why cottonwood trees are popular are that they are fast-growing, their timber is cheap, and they thrive in wetlands and arid environments.

Ultimate Conifer Identification Guide: Pine, Fir, and Spruce with Pictures, Charts, and Names

At first glance, many types of conifers may look the same and be hard to identify. One of the best ways to tell pine, spruce, and fir trees apart is by their needle leaves. You may also notice differences in these evergreen trees by looking at their cones, branches and bark. With a few facts about conifers, you will be able to easily identify the different species of these hardy trees.

Types of Evergreen Trees with Identification Guide, Pictures and Names

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Evergreen trees are the perfect type of tree to landscape a garden or backyard. Types of trees such as pines, firs, spruces, and cedars only lose their leaves gradually and they stay green all year long. Some species of evergreen trees are large elegant trees and some are small bushy shrubs. So, whatever your landscaping needs are, there are many varieties of evergreen trees to choose from.

Types of Pine Trees with Identification Guide, Chart and Pictures

Pine Trees with Identification and Pictures

Pine trees are evergreen coniferous trees that are native to most countries in the Northern Hemisphere. Pine trees belong to the family Pinaceae and the genus Pinus. It is estimated that there are over 126 species of pine trees in the world. Pines are resinous trees that are related to other types of conifers such as fir trees, cedars, and spruces.

Types of Fir Trees with Identification Guide and Pictures

Types of Fir Trees with Identification Guide and Pictures

Fir trees are a species of large evergreen conifer trees that are mainly found in North America, Europe, and Asia. Some of the tallest types of fir trees can reach impressive heights of 262 ft. (80 m) and some smaller kinds may only be 32 ft. (10 m) tall. Like most coniferous trees, firs have needle-like leaves that stay green all year long. Some species of fir tree such as the Fraser fir, balsam fir, and noble fir are popular Christmas trees.

Types of Fruit Trees With Pictures (Including Low Maintenance Self-Pollinating Varieties)

Types of Fruit Trees Including Low Maintenance Self-Pollinating Varieties

There are many different types of fruit tress that you can plant in your own garden or even grow in pots. If you have a small garden you can plant dwarf or miniature fruit trees as they don’t take up a lot of space and can be kept small. If you look for low-maintenance fruit trees, choose self-pollinating (or self-fertile) fruit trees. These trees don’t require other cultivars to be planted nearby to produce summer or fall fruit. Self-pollinating fruit trees include varieties such as nectarines, apricots, peaches, and sour cherries.

Types of Flowering Trees with Name and Picture for Easy Identification (Pink, White, Red, Purple Flowers)

Types of Flowering Trees with Pink, White, Red & Purple Flowers

Flowering trees add beautiful pink, red, purple, or white colors to any large or small garden. If you plan your garden landscape well, you can have various shades of tree blossoms in spring, summer, and fall. Some flowering fruit trees such as apple, pear, or cherry trees have the added benefit of producing delicious fruits. Other popular types of trees give you exceptional vibrant colors when they bloom in spring.

Types of Tree Leaves with Pictures for Easy Identification

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Knowing how to identify tree leaves can help to know which trees are growing in woodlands, forests, or parks. It is possible to identify leaves by their shape, edging, size and patterns. Some deciduous trees have tree leaves that are heart, ovoid, rounded, lanceolate, and triangular shapes. Evergreen coniferous trees have leaves that look like needles or clusters of scales.