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Stunning Landscaping, Choosing The Right Trees For Year Round Beauty

Updated on February 2, 2016
Red Maple early spring in bloom stage
Red Maple early spring in bloom stage | Source
Brilliance of the Red Maple
Brilliance of the Red Maple | Source

Although there are many excellent choices when picking trees to plant, the most popular trees the red maple, yellow poplar also known as the tulip tree, red and white oak, flowering dogwood, sycamore, American elm, river birch, American holly, redbud, and the conifers.

The red maple that doesn’t linger until autumn to display its startling red leaves. The abundance of little red flowers on a maple tree is one of the first images of spring has appeared. Contrasted with the maple’s silky, gray bark, the brilliant red flowers cause it to be a stunning addition to any scenery. Wildlife, as well as human beings benefit from the remarkable red maple trees. The samara, the fruit of the maple tree, supplies a substantial wildlife food during the times when other foods are normally scarce.

The yellow popular also known as the tulip popular is the tallest hardwood tree in North America. The yellow poplar tree is noted for its remarkably unique leaf with four lobes detached by rounded cuts. The brilliant flower is tulip-like what backs the variation of the name, tulip poplar. The tulip poplar grows to heights of between 80 to 100 feet.

You may have heard the expression “red oak” and “white oak, red and white specify the taxonomic section of oaks native to North America. The red oaks usually have darker bark, the white oak trees bark is lighter. The oaks are noted for their acorns.

The dogwood trees are popular and extensively planted everywhere in most of the country. Admired for their delicate outburst of flowers, year-round observable interest, and the capability to make even the smallest of areas explode with essence and color. On a sensible level, a dogwood tree is ideal. The tree converts to numerous types of dirt and growing conditions. The dogwood endures during times when rain is insufficient and without any serious pest or disease outcome, this spring flourishing tree will brighten any landscape without hours of tedious preparation or hassle.


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    • Linda Robinson60 profile image

      Linda Robinson 21 months ago from Cicero, New York

      Good Morning Ralph so am I. Thank you so much for your comments. Take care. Talk to you again, happy hubbing, they just add so much beauty and protection and homes for the animals and birds too. :)

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      Ralph Schwartz 21 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Very informative piece - I am a tree lover myself and enjoy watching the colors change each fall.