|Ulmus americana -
American Elm -
- One of the noblest of trees.
Possesses a majestic, wide-spreading, umbrella-shaped
crown; is easily transplanted, and is suited to a variety
of soils. Cultivars include: 'Homestead', 'Liberty'
and 'Pioneer', resistant to Dutch Elm Disease
|Quercus palustris -
Pin Oak -
- The Pin Oak has a symmetrical
crown with low-drooping branches; a very fast growing tree
that requires a moist location. Glossy green leaves have
tufts of hair in the leaf vein axils. Cultivars include 'Sovereign'.
|Tilia x vulgaris -
European linden -
- Possesses a beautiful
shade-bearing crown; grows well in ordinary soil. Bears
cymes of pale yellow flowers in midsummer. Cultivars
|Acer rubrum -
Red Maple -
- Also known as the Swamp Maple
or Scarlet Maple, the Red Maple is known for it's bright
red leaves in Autumn. The Red Maple shows pleasing colors
at all seasons; grows best in a fairly rich, moist soil.
Notable cultivars include 'Armstrong', 'Autumn Flame',
'Embers', 'Indian Summer', 'October Glory' and 'Red
|Fagus pupurea -
Copper Beech -
- Exceedingly beautiful
in form, bark, and foliage and possesses great longevity
and sturdiness. It is difficult to transplant and
therefore only small trees from 6 to 10 feet in height
should be used.
|Gymnocladus dioicus -
- A unique and interesting
effect is produced by its coarse branches and leaves. It
is free from insects and disease; requires plenty of
light; will grow in poor soils. Leaves turn yellow in
Autumn. The Kentucky Coffee Tree is best grown as a
|Betula Pendula -
European White Birch -
- The European White Birch is a
graceful tree and very effective as a single specimen on
the lawn, or in a group among evergreens; should be
planted in early spring, and special care taken to protect
its tender rootlets. Peeling white bark becomes more
attractive with age.
|Gingko biloba -
Gingko Tree -
- Also known as the
Maidenhair Tree, the Gingko Tree is mostly known for its
irregular leaves that can be quite entertaining in
themselves. Where there is plenty of room for the spread
of its odd branches, the gingko tree makes a picturesque
specimen tree. It is hardy and free from insect pests and
disease. Cultivars include,
'Autumn Gold' and 'Princeton Sentry'.
|Aesculus hippocastanum -
Horse Chestnut -
- Carries beautiful, showy
flowers, and has a compact, symmetrical low-branched
crown. The Horse Chestnut is frequently subject to insects
and disease. The red flowering horse chestnut (A. x
carnea) is equally attractive. Cultivars include
|Acer saccharum -
Sugar Maple -
- Also known as the Hard
Rock Maple or Rock Maple, the Sugar Maple tree has a
symmetrical crown and colors beautifully in the fall;
requires a rich soil and considerable moisture. Cultivars include: 'Bonfire', 'Goldspire'
and 'Newton Sentry'
|Magnolia Soulangeana -
Saucer Magnolia -
- The Saucer Magnolia tree is
extremely hardy and flowers in early spring before the
leaves appear. Can be trained in either tree or shrub
form. Common cultivars include 'Alexandrina', 'Lennei',
'Burgundy' and 'Rubra'.