Posts Tagged "Summer"

Scots Pine

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Pinus sylvestris – Scots pine is a tree that you can find all over Europe and all the way to the colder parts of Eastern Asia. Given its name, it comes as no surprise that this is the national tree of Scotland.

Paper Birch

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Betula papyrifera – Paper birches have an attractive white bark, with flaky white sheets resembling sheets of paper. Their leaves are quite large when compared to the silver birch, and its bark even whiter. Its fall color is an intense yellow.

Black Alder

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Alnus glutinosa – Alder trees are often found on waterfronts. Its woody, pine cone like catkins adorn the tree all year round. When growing at the right place, an Alder can grow into a beautiful conical shape.

Field Elm

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Ulmus minor – Field elm trees once roamed free in many cities, until they were decimated by the Dutch elm disease. These beautiful trees grow in many shapes and characters.

Ash

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Fraxinus excelsior – True to its name, the ash is an all-conquering spear. It grows large twigs, but many of these are lost in winter, resulting in an airy tree. The most eye-catching part of ash trees are their leaves, each of which consists of 11 small leaflets.

White Willow

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Salix alba – Willows love water and when they get it, they literally shoot out. Twigs easily grow more than 20 leaves long. Its leaves are covered with tiny hairs, shading the tree a whitish, pale green color.

Common Linden

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Tilia ✕ europaea – Common linden. Linden trees are popular street trees. They are also a favorite with bees, who love their abundant flowers.

London Plane

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Platanus ✕ acerifolia – Londen plane trees line city streets all around the world. Its striking camouflage bark and deep green foliage make this tree stand out.

European Oak

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Quercus robur – Oaks are close relatives of beech trees, and both are strong forest trees that can grow very old and impressive in size. Willows, alders and many others don’t stand a chance against this king of the forest.

Grey Poplar

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Populus canescens – A cross of white poplar and quaking aspen. Its oddly shaped leaf stalks make its leaves clapper in the wind, producing an ambient sound like the lapping of waves on the beach. This is a big king of a tree with its thick, brightly colored main branches.

Willow Oak

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Quercus phellos – Although this is actually an oak tree, its leaves are almost identical to those of willow trees. It prefers the water rich environments of the South Eastern US.

Honey Locust

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Gleditsia triacanthos – An attractive, airy tree with distinctive fruit pods dangling from their branches. Part of the pea family, these trees are basically enormous pea plants.

Field Maple

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Acer campestre – Field maples grow a sea of small and shiny leaves. Because of their dense growth, they are often used to create hedges. A full grown tree can have a beautifully dense character.

Aspen

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Populus tremula – The leaf stalks of aspen are strangely flat, allowing them to twist freely in the wind. The clappering of its many leaves produces a sound very much like the sea.

Walnut

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Juglans regia – Walnut trees originated in the Kyrgystan region, where you can still find large walnut forests. The tree has since spread across Europe where it is loved for its delicious nuts.

Tulip Tree

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Liriodendron tulipifera – Tulip tree. Despite its tropical appearance, this close relative of the magnolia endures harsh winters and prefers the climate of the Northeastern United States, from where it originates.

Brush Box

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Lophostemon confertus – Brush box is a lush green tree with its roots in Australia. There and in other parts of the world, it is often used as a street tree.

Manna Gum

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Eucalyptus viminalis – Manna gum. A koala favorite, with dark green leaves full of yummy sugar. The sturdy leaves are accompanied by attractive clusters of seed pods, typical of eucalyptus species.

Bottlebrush

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Callistemon – Bottlebrushes owe their name to their resemblance to the long brushes used to clean bottles, especially when they flower with long cylindrical clusters.

Blue Gum

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Eucalyptus globulus – Blue gum. A large, fast-growing tree. Originally from Australia, the tree is highly popular and has spread to California, Southern Europe and other areas with a similar climate.