Shade Trees
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Acer spp.

The Maple is a tall and handsome tree with a rounded head that provides good shade. Maple trees have excellent fall color.

Tilia spp.

Lindens have heart-shaped leaves and thick, full canopy. The undersides of the leaves are pale and look lovely fluttering in the wind.

Zelkova Serrata

The Zelkova has a vase-shape habit with rich green leaves and yellow fall color.

Red Oak
Quercus rubra

The Red Oak is the state tree of New Jersey. It grows tall and handsome like the Swamp White Oak, but has small and pointy-ended leaves which gives the tree, as a whole, a different foliage texture.

Swamp White Oak
Quercus Bicolor

The Swamp White Oak is a long-lived tree developing interesting shape as the years go on. The leaves are large with rounded edges.

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Callery Pear
Pyrus calleryana

The Callery Pear is known for is powerful early-spring flowers of brilliant white. The Callery Pear keeps a tight, upright vase-shape like the Zelkova.

Honey Locust
Gleditsia triacanthos inermis

The Honey Locust is also known for its vase-shape. It is the only shade tree with tiny leaves. For some, these are annoying when they fall to the ground, but for others they just blow away in the wind.

London Plane
Platanus x acerifolia

The London Plane has a beautiful and interesting bark that is comprised of white patches with some green and brown. Some people dislike this tree because of its spiny seed-pod that falls to the ground in the autumn, but others find it an ornamental feature.

Cercidiphyllum japonica

The leaves of the Katsura Tree are heart-shaped and evenly spaced along the branch which looks beautiful, especially fluttering in the wind. In the fall, the Katsura has brilliant yellow foliage and a cotton-candy like scent.

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Liquidambar styraciflua

The Sweetgum is a very interesting and beautiful tree. The leaves are shaped like stars and turn a variety of colors in the fall including yellows, oranges, and deep reds. Some people dislike the fruit pods that fall from the tree because they can litter the ground, but others enjoy the pods.

Fagus sylvatica

The Beech is a magnificant tree with smooth, pale bark and delicate leaves. The Beech looks great at all sizes.

Purple-leaf Beech
Fagus sylvatica riversii

This Beech is a purple-leaf variety that can add a wonderful impact to a landscape.

Cladrastis lutea

The Yellowwood has smooth bark like a beech and gets a lovely flower in late spring/early summer.

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