Trees used in hedges provide both privacy and beauty in the landscape. Many trees are well suited for hedges, but selection of a tree should be made by considering the particular purpose of the hedge and the growing conditions at the desired site. Check the individual tree species for characteristics and site needs.
Tips for Using a Tree as a privacy Hedge plant and windbreak with suggested species and characteristics.
Boxelder is not a recommended tree to plant in your yard. Still it has many desirable qualities to keep it in the landscape including unique leaf and seed qualities and colorful cultivars.
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Burls are common hardwood and conifer diseases you might find in yard and forest. You can't do much to prevent a tree burl but there are ways to live with one. Here is how.
The common chinkapin, a nut-bearing relative of American chestut, is highly prized as a prolific seed producer of edible and tasty nuts. The tree is also very valuable to breeders in developing blight resistant chestnuts.
A walk-through description and guide to identifying Douglas fir or Pseudotsuga menziesii. Find out more about the tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.
Osage-orange or Maclura pomifera has a wonderful wood, is hardy on harsh dry sites and a perfect Midwestern tree in the landscape.
Proper pruning of conifers after storm damage can result in saving a prize specimen or favorite tree. It will take individual care that includes pruning correctly.
Even though the Ponderosa pine is an important conifer for wood products, it has many other uses including landscaping, land reclaimation, wildlife food.