Native Ornamental Trees Steve Galehouse

TOPIC: Native ornamental trees--short list

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Date: Wed, Nov 21 2007 9:29 pm
From: Steve G


Here is a short list of what I consider to be some of the best native
ornamental trees, and their unique qualities:

White Pine--the essence of wilderness throughout eastern U. S., with a
picturesque habit that makes it unique

Canadian (Eastern) Hemlock---the most graceful hardy conifer

Sugar Maple--subtle flowers in Spring, glowing colors in Fall

Flowering Dogwood---the true sign that Spring has arrived

Redbud---makes Flowering Dogwood look even better

Tupelo---the best Fall colors possible, plus Elvis and Bobbie Gentry

White Oak--grace and power and restrained strength

Jack Pine---seldom used in landscapes (unfortunately), immortalized by
Tom Thomsen's painting, signifies tenacity and perseverance

Sycamore---unbounded vigor, shining uplifting arms

Eastern Cottonwood---keeps us aware that not everything can be tamed

Steve G

== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Wed, Nov 21 2007 9:44 pm
From: James Parton


I would have to add the Hawthorn. Especially Winter King. The berries
( haws ) are a brilliant red-orange throughout winter. Then there is
the American Holly with its evergreen foliage & red berries. It is
hard to imagine the holidays without Holly.


== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Wed, Nov 21 2007 10:30 pm
From: "Edward Frank"


An excellent topic for discussion. If you want to include some species that
are more typically shrub sized, I would like to recommend Mountain Laurel
and Great Rhododendron. They are especially nice in this area of