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American Linden

Scientific Name: Tilia americana

Height at Maturity: 50' to 80'

Spread: 30' to 50'

Description: American linden or American basswood is noted for its fragrant pale yellow flowers in late spring, small nutlets with attached leafy wings and large ovate dark green leaves (to 6” long) with acuminate tips, serrate margins and uneven cordate bases. It is a medium to large deciduous tree, typically growing tall with an ovate, rounded crown. You can find this tree within street rights of way.

 Above is the American Linden leaf and below in the American Linden seed.

Above is the American Linden leaf and below in the American Linden seed.

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Chinkapin Oak

Scientific Name: Quercus muehlenbergii

Height at Maturity: 40' to 60'

Spread: 50' to 70'

Description: Chinkapin (or Chinquapin) oak is a medium sized deciduous oak of the white oak group that typically grows 40-60’ (less frequently to 80’) tall with an open globular crown. It is native to central and eastern North America where it is typically found on dry upland sites often in rocky, alkaline soils. Insignificant monoecious yellowish-green flowers in separate male and female catkins appear in spring as the leaves emerge. Fruits are small oval acorns (to 3/4” long), with scaly cups that extend to approximately 1/2 the acorn length. You can find this tree in Jeffrey Park.

 Above is the Chinkapin Oak leaf and below is the Chinkapin Oak seed.

Above is the Chinkapin Oak leaf and below is the Chinkapin Oak seed.

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American Sycamore

Scientific Name: Platanus occidentalis

Height at Maturity: 75' to 90'

Spread: 50' to 70'

Description: They have a large, straight trunk, but some have been found up to 15 feet across. Sycamores have large, spreading, crooked branches, making a wide crown. Very popular hardwood tree. You can find this tree within street rights of way. You can find this tree on South Parkview between Dale and Bryden.

 American Sycamore Seed

American Sycamore Seed

 American Sycamore Bark

American Sycamore Bark

 American Sycamore Leaf

American Sycamore Leaf

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Japanese Tree Lilac

Scientific Name: Syringa reticulata

Height at Maturity: 20' to 30'

Spread: 15' to 20'

Description: A small tree with stiff branches that is native to Japan. It has a reddish brown, cherry-like bark that becoems gray and scaly with age. Growth rate is medium. ‘Ivory Silk’ was introduced in Ontario, Canda, in about 1975. It is a vigorous, sturdy, upright tree with a straight trunk. You can find this tree in Commonwealth Park. 

 Japanese Lilac Seed

Japanese Lilac Seed

 Bark of the Japanese Lilac

Bark of the Japanese Lilac

 Japanese Lilac leaf

Japanese Lilac leaf

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American Beech

Scientific Name: Fagus grandifolia

Height at Maturity: 50' to 80'

Spread: 40' to 80'

Description: Native to eastern North America, American beech is a large deciduous tree typically growing tall with a dense, upright-oval to rounded-spreading crown. You can find this tree in Jeffrey Park.

Above is the American Beech seed and below is the American Beech leaf.

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Bottlebrush Buckeye

Scientific Name: Aesculus parviflorais

Height at Maturity: 8' to 12' feet

Spread: 8' to 15'

Description: The Bottlebrush Buckeye is noted for being one of the best summer-flowering shrubs for shade areas. It is a dense, mounded, suckering, deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub which typically grows tall. Features palmate green leave, erect, showy, cylindrical panicles of tubular white flowers with conspicuous red anthers and pinkish filaments. You can find this tree in Jeffrey Park. 

Above is the Bottlebrush Buckeye leaf. And below is the Bottlebrush Buckeye seed.

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