Shade Trees


 
 
Fagus grandifolia

Fagus grandifolia

Common Name: American Beech

Dark-green, glossy, prominently veined leaves turn copper-colored in the fall and hold on most of the winter. Beechnuts are among the most important of wildlife food.  American Beech was recognized by the colonists, who already knew the famous, closely related European Beech. American Beech is a handsome shade tree and bears similar edible beechnuts, which are consumed in quantities by wildlife, especially squirrels, raccoons, bears, other mammals, and game birds.

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Gleditsia triacanthos 'Suncole'

Gleditsia triacanthos 'Suncole'

Common Name: Sunburst Honeylocust

 Emerging foliage is yellow, maturing to medium to dark green in summer before turning golden in the fall. Branches have zig-zag pattern.Small, greenish-yellow flowers appear in May through June though they don’t have any real ornamental significance. Bees are attracted to the fragrance of the bloom.

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