18 Popular Trees With Red Leaves

During the spring and summer the leaves have served as factories where most of the foods necessary for the tree’s growth are manufactured. This food-making process takes place in the leaf in numerous cells containing chlorophyll, which gives the leaf its green color. This extraordinary chemical absorbs from sunlight the energy that is used in … Read more

28 Different Types of Holly Trees And Shrubs

Most holly species are dioeious plants — meaning they are either male or female, and each sex produces their own flowers. Only female plants produce berries, so bees are necessary to carry pollen from male flowers back to female flowers. As long as there are male plants within a 1 1/2 to 2 mile radius, … Read more

14 Types Of Vines That Grow On Trees

Vines can escape cultivation easily and climb trees. When left to grow undisturbed, these type of vines can cover the trunk and branches completely. Dense ivy leads to rot, restricts sunlight, strangles the tree, and increases weight, causing trees to fall more easily. Here are some of the vines that are commonly seen growing on trees: … Read more

Foxtail Palm: Characteristics And How To Grow

Description Wodyetia bifurcata, the foxtail palm, is a species of palm in the family Arecaceae, native to Queensland, Australia. The genus is so named in honor of ”Wodyeti” an Australian aborigine who was the last man of his tribe to have knowledge of the flora and fauna of its region. The epithet bifurcata is Latin for ”twice divided” in … Read more

16 Types of Hickory Trees And How To Identify Them

Hickory trees belong to the walnut family (Juglandaceae) and are in the plant genus Carya. Hickory trees are prized for their hard, dense wood, large delicious nuts, and sweet syrupy sap. Hickory trees are common in temperate rainforests in North America and some parts of Asia. Hickory trees are large to medium deciduous trees with dense … Read more

17 Types of Walnut Trees And How To Identify Them

Walnut trees are any species of tree in the plant genus Juglans, the type genus of the family Juglandaceae, the seeds of which are referred to as walnuts. Many people also consider walnut trees attractive because of their deciduous leaves and large 50- to 75-foot spread. Walnut trees have long compound leaves with 5 to 23 short-stalked leaflets. … Read more

11 Major Types of Softwood Trees And Their Characteristics

Softwood is usually wood from gymnosperm trees such as pine and spruce, which often reproduce using cones and occasionally nuts. The trees classified as softwoods have needle- or scale-like leaves that, with a few exceptions, remain on the tree all through the year. Hence, softwood trees are sometimes called evergreens. Botanically, they are known as gymnosperms … Read more

21 Types of Poplar Trees And How To Identify Them

Poplar trees are tall deciduous trees valued for ornament, shelter belts, pulp and wood, and include cottonwood and aspen. Poplar trees produce bright green leaves. In the fall the leaves sometimes take on a bright yellow or gold color. The flowers of the poplar are yellowish catakins that form on the tree in the spring before … Read more