Maryland Trees of the Month

Dogwood Tree Cornus florida

Dogwood (Cornus florida)  Photo Courtesy of Forest Wanderer http://www.ForestWander.com

Very useful web page with recommended trees for Maryland landscapes. Click on the photo of each tree for more info about specific plant characteristics and ideal habitats. Source: University of Maryland Extension

 

Native Trees of Pennsylvania

Free 82-page booklet of common trees for Pennsylvania landscapes, as well a free tree identification tutorial and summer key. Source: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

 

Magnolia Tree

Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

 

Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping
Chesapeake Bay Watershed

An excellent 84-page booklet containing descriptions and images of native trees, shrubs, perennials and other plants as well as appropriate uses for the plants to help gardeners resolve different landscape situations and issues.  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

 

 

Problem-free Trees for Virginia Landscapes

List of 28 trees (and 10 native trees) recommended for Virginia landscapes because they are hardy in our region and relatively free of disease and insect problems. Also includes 12 trees that are problematic in Virginia. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University

 

Flowering Trees for Virginia Gardeners

Serviceberry Tree

Serviceberry Trees (Amelanchier)

Useful list of 18 trees that are hardy and adaptable in most climates throughout Virginia. Also provides info on factors for selecting trees (e.g., size, form) and environmental conditions. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University

 

Native Fruit and Nut Trees of the Virginia Mountains and Piedmont

A fact sheet identifying several species and improved cultivars, such as the American plum (Prunus americana), Black walnut (Juglans nigra), Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.) and other trees and shrubs that are appropriate for the home gardener, along with a useful chart of design considerations for 12 native trees and shrubs, including general spacing guidelines, crown width, height and soil conditions. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University

 

Recommended Shade Trees for Virginia Landscapes

Helpful primer on factors you should consider when choosing a shade tree (e.g., size, soil condition, susceptibility to storm damage, insects and disease) with a list of 16 large trees (60 feet tall or more) and 11 medium or smaller-sized trees for shade. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University