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Articles on Trees


Shade trees, fruit trees, ornamentals; how to select, plant, and maintain the most desirable and appropriate trees for your landscape.



Article Author Date Posted
Kwanzan Flowering Cherry: beautiful "double pink" blossoms make for highly desirable home landscaping ornamental tree [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 4/30/2016 13:34
The Live Oak--Coastal "Evergreen" Beauty: green leaves that linger throughout the winter make the tree appear "evergreen" or always "live" [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 12/14/2013 13:57
Dwarf Alberta Spruce Conica: slow growing evergreen, perfect for home landscaping or container planting [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 1/20/2013 12:38
Sassafras Tree: Unique Leaves And Fragrance: tree or bush, the sassafras produces useful and pleasantly pungent oils [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 11/4/2012 15:09
Persimmon Tree: Useful Wood & Tasty Fruit: tree that produces a distinctive looking bark and a distinctive tasting fruit [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 9/26/2012 13:46
Panicled Golden Raintree: named for cascades of golden yellow flowers that seem to "rain" down from this tree [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 6/26/2012 15:34
Columnar English Oak: upright and tight growth habit almost like a magnificent shrub [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 6/3/2012 17:00
Eastern Cottonwood Tree: awe-inspiring magnificent specimen in its forest home, or friendly and fast-growing shade tree at your home [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 12/10/2011 13:37
Hackberry Tree: Nice Shade Tree For Your Home Landscape: not glamorous--but still a desirable (warts and all) fast growing, drought resistant, undemanding shade tree [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 11/28/2011 17:17
Sweetgum Tree: Friend or Foe?: nice urban landscaping tree but watch your step [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/18/2011 16:35
The Mighty Oaks: Red, White, and Amazing: magnificent oak trees provide us with an abundance of gifts [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 9/28/2011 14:02
Saucer Magnolia: Tree or Shrub?: early blooms on bare branches--it's a beauty to behold [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 7/4/2011 12:21
The American Chestnut: A Magnificent Tree, Almost Lost : This once plentiful tree was nearly completely killed out by a blight in the early 1900's [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/6/2010 17:52
Osage Orange: Beautiful Tree--In A Park Setting: An unusual specimen tree, historically signifigant in the early settlement of the U.S. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 9/30/2010 12:19
Sycamore Tree: The Friendly Giant: Fast growth to a gigantic size makes the sycamore a desirable species to plant as a shade tree. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 9/19/2010 14:01
Mimosa Tree: Showy Ornamental For Your Home Landscape: Mimosa is a beautiful and unusual medium-sized tree, but some don't love it. See what you think. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 9/9/2010 10:43
Norfolk Island Pine: Oh! Christmas Tree (oh, houseplant!): The Norfolk Island pine is a tropical tree that, in its smaller early stages of growth, makes a great houseplant suitable for decorating as a Christmas tree. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 12/14/2008 12:11
Japanese Maple: A Graceful Garden Addition: The Japanese maple tree (Acer palmatum) assumes a delicate and striking pose in your home landscape. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/14/2008 12:04
Black Walnut: A Stately Giant: The black walnut tree (Juglans nigra) is a forest tree of the eastern United States, often useful in landscaping, and known for producing a generous crop of nutritious nuts. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/1/2008 12:52
Can This Tree Be Saved?: An aging friend stands patiently and nobly in the front yard; can (and should) your feeble old dogwood tree be revived? [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 9/21/2008 14:55
Bradford Pear: The Old Standby: The Bradford pear tree, while being a predictable old standby in the landscape plan, is not necessarily a standout specimen to use. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 9/16/2008 18:09
Ginkgo Biloba: A Gift From The Orient: Want to add an unusual and truly “one of a kind” specimen tree to your home landscape? If so, the ginkgo tree is an excellent choice. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 9/14/2008 11:03
How 'bout Those Buckeyes!?: Small trees or large shrubs—call them whatever you like, the buckeyes occupy a unique place in the world of landscape ornamentals. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 8/24/2008 19:18
The Baldcypress Tree: A Deciduous Evergreen: Though a member of the family Pinaceae (the evergreen trees), the majestic baldcypress sheds its foliage every autumn. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 8/17/2008 17:31
The River Birch: Form And Texture Like No Other Tree: Birch trees, and particularly the river birch trees, are often planted in the home landscape for their unusual silvery-white or reddish-brown peeling bark. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 6/23/2008 19:22
The Grandeur Of Magnolia Trees: Magnolias are among the most elegant of any of the trees, shrubs, or other plants used for landscaping purposes. Displaying lustrous, dark green leaves and large fragrant blossoms, the magnolias lend a dramatic flair to your garden. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 6/4/2008 15:12
Catalpa Speciosa: The Rodney Dangerfield Of Shade Trees: Some trees get no respect; they provide shade, produce beautiful flowers, and fit nicely into the landscape, but nobody knows them. Meet the Catalpa speciosa. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 5/30/2008 18:18
The Tulip Poplar Tree: At Home In The Forest Or In Your Landscape: The tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), or tulip tree as it is most often called, is a fast growing species that is ideally suited for adding to your landscape to create shade quickly. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 5/29/2008 18:48
Dogwood Trees: How to Add Contrast to Your Home Landscape: Although nearly 100 species are found in the dogwood family (Cornaceae), only a few varieties are used in home landscaping. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 4/22/2008 14:24
The Showy Yet Sophisticated Eastern Redbud Tree: The eastern redbud (Cercis Canadensis) is a small tree which is frequently planted for use as a showy ornamental shrub in the landscape. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 4/12/2008 15:20

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