Top 5 Trees

Posted by Tammy Sons on 28th Jun 2018

Hybrid Poplar One of The Fastest Growing Trees

One of the fastest growing trees, the Hybrid Poplar Tree is the perfect example of the ideal lawn and backyard tree. Each year, you can expect your tree to increase an average of eight feet, and thanks to its pyramidal shape, you won’t have to waste your time cutting and pruning it to give it a beautiful way. The Hybrid Poplar Tree is highly adaptable to its surroundings; therefore, it can live in any climate and thrive in any soil, even the worst type of land. Little maintenance is required to keep this tree healthy and happy: it doesn’t require regular pruning, it doesn’t require particular amounts of sun, and it doesn’t require specific soil conditions. However, this tree prefers to be planted in an area that receives full sun. The Hybrid Poplar is highly resistant; therefore, it can withstand long, harsh droughts and several species of parasites and pests. The Hybrid Poplar Tree is one of the most visually pleasing types of a tree because of its thick, evergreen foliage. The leaves of the Hybrid Polar resemble small shiny emeralds perched on the branches, and its chocolaty brown bark has deep shades of coffee and chocolate brown.

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Height: 40 to 50 feet

Spread: 50 to 60 feet

Sun: full and partial

Soil: well-drained but very adaptable to most soils

Overcup Oak Tree

The Overcup Oaktree comes with a brilliant gray-brown or reddish bark. In summer, it displays beautiful leathery dark green leaves. Even in fall, its rich yellow-brown leaves still maintain its undeniable attraction. Difficult urban landscaping situations pose no threat to it. The uniform branches that make it stand out give it a rounded and open-crowned shape when viewed from a distance. Overcup Oaktree thrives in a variety of soil conditions. You are sure to have it around for several decades once successfully planted; it is merely a sturdy, long-lived shade tree. The origin of the Overcup Oak can be traced to protected forests. Although it thrives in low-lands as well as in swampy areas, studies show that it does well in arid regions. Its ability to survive in most soil conditions makes some people prefer calling it an urban tree. Its maintenance is minimal if you have one in your yard. Occasional pruning when the branches get damaged, die or too close to your home will do.

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Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 45'-70'ft

Width: 30'-50'ft

Shape: Oval Shape

Growth: Fast growing

Sunlight: Full sun - Partial sun

Soil: It thrives in a variety of soil conditions

Botanical name: Quercus lyrata

Basswood Tree

The Tilia Americana, commonly known as the basswood tree is a large rapid growing beautiful tree. The heart-shaped dark green leaves and thin gray back make this tree breathtaking assets to any yard. In the springtime, greenish yellow flowers bloom enticing insects. Since this tree can grow so big, it creates a plethora of homes for animals. It hosts many areas that songbirds and other cute woodland animals can make their home. It is a tree that can bring life to your backyard. Overall, this tree brings beauty and experience to any yard. A Basswood tree has a long lifespan and is reasonably comfortable to take care of. The diseases the tree is susceptible to are ones that generally only damage the leaves. This is great for a neighborhood tree because there is no fear that the trunk will rot and fall over in a windstorm. The large oval shape that can span to 40 feet wide can bring a lot of shade to a yard. This is great for anyone with a family because underneath the large heart-shaped leaves, and fragrant little flowers are the perfect spot to host a family picnic. It brings shade, so one does not have to worry about their family overheating or getting burned in the sun. It is a very useful as well as the beautiful tree.

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Zones: 3 through 8

Mature Height:

Width: 60 to 80 Feet

Shape: Oval

Growth: Rapid

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade

Soil: Loam soils rich in nitrogen

Botanical Name: Tilia Americana

Sugar Berry Trees

The Sugar Berry tree (Celtis Laevigata) also known as the Southern Hackberry, or Sugar Hackberry. From the Cannabaceae family, the Sugar Berry tree is typically found in the southern United States, but its reach can extend all the way from the Eastern Coast to the Extreme northern parts of Mexico. The leaves are easy to identify with their almost triangular shape that has an uneven base with three veins and very few teeth. The tree can grow from anywhere between 25-50 feet and is considered a medium size tree. Commonly confused for being an Elm tree, the small fruits it produces are usually always found on the Sugar Berry no matter what time of year, the fruits turn from green to a red color and attract many different bird species all throughout the year! The Sugar Berry is a great shade tree and adapts well in urban areas! The tree grows best in moist soil, and with proper care will make any yard more welcoming!

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Zone: 6-10

Growth per year: about 1 foot

Sunlight: Full sunlight or partial sunlight

Soil Conditions: fertile, moist soil, but will grow in any garden soil

Botanical Name: Celtis Laevigata

Quercus Acutissima - Sawtooth Oak

The Sawtooth Oak tree is a member of the Beech family. It makes an excellent shade tree for the backyard for your family and friends in warmer weather. In the forest, it provides food and shade for wildlife that lives there. This tree is from eastern Asia and was introduced to the United States during the 1920's. The tree is also known to have grown in China, Korea, and Japan

The leaves of the Sawtooth Oak are four to eight inches long. They are shiny green in the summer and turn brown in the fall. They often stay on the tree most of the winter. The tree produces 1-inch acorns with caps as the fruit of the tree. The acorn takes 18 months to mature. Birds often eat the acorns. This medium sized tree grows quickly. The bark is dark gray with furrows. It is planted in North America and Europe. This tree makes an excellent shade tree for homes, apartment building, condos or offices building. The perfect tree to put in a picnic or barbecue area.

Zones: 5-9

Mature Height:40'-60' high

Shape: Pyramid

Growth: Medium to Fast

Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil: It grows in acidic, loamy, moist, and varied soils.

Botanical name: Quercus Acutissima 

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