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American Elms: Queen of the Shade Trees __ "There are measures that you can take to lessen the likelihood of Dutch elm disease spreading to established American elm trees that you have on your landscape. "  All about American elms and how to grow them and keep them safe from Dutch Elm Disease. - From about.com - http://landscaping.about.com/cs/treesshrubs/a/american_elms.htm

 

Elm trees are grand, large shade trees which will grow well __ Information about how to grow magnificent elm trees. PDF file, Acrobat Reader needed. - http://www.mygardenguide.com/trees/Elm.pdf 


Fall is the best time to plant shade trees __ "It is best to plant trees now as they enter a stage of dormancy in the fall. Dormancy is somewhat similar to hibernation for animals. In the winter a hibernating animal's respiration and heart beat slows. Trees also slow their growth functions in the fall and winter. This lasts until spring when the warm weather and warm soil trigger renewed growth." Good advice along with some tree suggestions. - from buckeyegardening.com - http://buckeyegardening.com/1001fallplanttrees.html

 

Girdling Roots -- A Problem of Shade Trees __ "Trees can slowly weaken and die over a period of years or decades because of root girdling. Roots begin to grow around the main stem of the tree and cut off or restrict the movement of water, plant nutrients and stored food reserves." How to correct and prevent. - illustrated - From Ohio State University - http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1139.html

 

Growing the Sweet Gum tree __ "The sweet gum is a large, native, aromatic tree becoming 60 to 120 feet in height, with a trunk from 2 to 4 feet in diameter."  Learn all about these trees and how to grow them. - From kitchengardenhelp.com - http://kitchengardenhelp.com/2008/04/13/growing-the-sweet-gum-tree/  

 

 


How to Choose a Shade Tree __ "How to Choose a Shade TreePlant a tree for shade and gain a beautiful, air-cleaning focal point for your garden. Consider four factors before you decide which shade tree to plant in your landscape: size, shape, site and seasonal interest." - From ehow.com - http://www.ehow.com/how_14663_choose-shade-tree.html

 

How to Grow Ash Trees __ Step-by-step instructions for planting and growing ash trees. - From ehow.com - http://www.ehow.com/how_2104192_grow-ash-trees.html

 

How to Plant Shade Trees for the Hot Western Sun __ Video about planting shade trees to protect from hot western sun. - video - From .answers.com - http://video.answers.com/how-to-plant-shade-trees-for-the-hot-western-sun-302202175  

 

Native Trees for the Landscape __ "Alien trees may be beautiful, but native trees offer a unique advantage. They evolved here in northern New England. That means you can be sure they are hardy, are able to tolerate the weather and pest populations found here, and can make our united landscape look like it "fits." They also provide food and shelter for our birds and small mammals." Why not try one of these in your landscape project? - From University of Vermont - http://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/nattree.htm

 

Planting Maple Trees __ "Planting maple trees can be a very straightforward process. It is similar to the act of planting most other trees. There are some considerations, however, to understand before planting maple trees. First of all is the root system of maple trees."  Full instructions along with a lot of other information about maple trees. - illustrated - From aboutmapletrees.com - http://www.aboutmapletrees.com/planting_maple_trees.shtml   


 

 
Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees __ "No species or variety of tree is sufficiently superior to be called ?best? without some qualifications. However, there are many excellent varieties. Choosing a variety with the characteristics that will provide the greatest satisfaction in a given situation requires careful consideration." An excellent guide. - From Virginia Cooperative Extension - http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/envirohort/426-610/426-610.html

 

Shade trees __ Learn about varieties of shade trees and how they are used. - From about.com - http://landscaping.about.com/od/shadetrees/Shade_Trees.htm  


Shade Trees for Florida __ A list of shade trees for Florida and their growth habits. - from floridagardener.com - http://www.floridagardener.com/misc/shade.htm

 

The Ten Commandments of Tree Planting __ Tips on planting trees mostly for the Denver area. - From colostate.edu - http://www.colostate.edu/Dept/CoopExt/4dmg/Trees/command.htm

 

Tips for Growing Shade Trees and Evergreens __ Basic information about choosing and growing shade trees. - From .howstuffworks.com - http://home.howstuffworks.com/tips-for-growing-shade-trees-and-evergreens.htm

 

 

Top 5 Fast-Growing Shade Trees __ Are you in a hurry to provide shade for your home or an area of your yard? Then you need to plant one of the fast-growing shade trees. The resources listed offer information on some of the best examples of fast-growing shade trees. - From about.com - http://landscaping.about.com/od/shadetrees/tp/shade_trees.htm  


Trees at arborday.org __ "This official site of the National Arbor Day Foundation provides information about planting and caring for trees, our Rain Forest Rescue and Tree City USA programs, and much more. Buy trees and give a gift of trees through our Trees in Memory and Trees for America programs." - illustrated - From arborday.org - http://www.arborday.org/trees/index.cfm 


Variety of Shade Trees Thrive on Plains __ "Anyone living on the Plains knows the comfort provided by a shade tree on a hot summer day." Learn what some of them are. - illustrated - From University of Nebraska, Lincoln - http://ianrnews.unl.edu/static/0308041.shtml 
 

 

 

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