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Trees Best For The Street

1. Oriental sycamore (_Platanus orientalis_)

Very hardy; will adapt itself to city conditions; grows fairly fast

and is highly resistant to insects and disease.

2. Norway maple (_Acer platanoides_)

Very hardy; possesses a straight trunk and symmetrical crown; is

comparatively free from insects and disease and will withstand the

average city conditions.

3. Red oak (_Quercus rubra_)

Fastest growing of the oaks; very durable and highly resistant to

insects and disease; will grow in the average soil of the city


4. Gingko (_Gingko biloba_)

Hardy and absolutely free from insects and disease; suited for

narrow streets, and will permit of close planting.

5. European linden (_Tilia microphylla_)

Beautiful shade-bearing crown; is very responsive to good soil and

plenty of moisture.

6. American elm (_Ulmus americana_)

When planted in rows along an avenue, it forms a tall majestic

archway of great beauty. It is best suited for wide streets and

should be planted further apart than the other trees listed above.

Requires a fairly good soil and plenty of moisture, and is therefore

not suited for planting in the heart of a large city.

7. Pin oak (_Quercus palustris_)

This tree exhibits its greatest beauty when its branches are allowed

to droop fairly low. It, moreover, needs plenty of moisture to

thrive and the tree is therefore best suited for streets in suburban

sections, where these conditions can be more readily met.

8. Red maple (_Acer rubrum_)

Beautiful in all seasons of the year; requires a rich soil and

considerable moisture.

Tree Studies

How To Identify Trees
Group I The Pines
The White Pine (pinus Strobus)
The Pitch Pine (pinus Rigida)
The Scotch Pine (pinus Sylvestris)
Group Ii The Spruce And Hemlock
The Norway Spruce (picea Excelsa)
Hemlock (tsuga Canadensis)
Group Iii The Red Cedar And Arbor-vitae
Red Cedar (juniperus Virginiana)
Arbor-vitae; Northern White Cedar (thuja Occidentalis)
Group Iv The Larch And Cypress
The European Larch (larix Europaea)
Bald Cypress (taxodium Distichum)
Group V The Horsechestnut, Ash And Maple
The Horsechestnut
The White Ash (fraxinus Americana)
Sugar Maple (acer Saccharum)
Silver Maple (acer Saccharinum)
Red Maple (acer Rubrum)
Norway Maple (acer Platanoides)
Box Elder (acer Negundo)
Group Vi Trees Told By Their Form: Elm, Poplar, Gingko And Willow
American Elm (ulmus Americana)
Lombardy Or Italian Poplar (populus Nigra, Var Italica)
Gingko Or Maidenhair Tree (gingko Biloba)
Weeping Willow (salix Babylonica)
Group Vii Trees Told By Their Bark Or Trunk: Sycamore, Birch, Beech,
Blue Beech, Ironwood, And Hackberry
The Sycamore Or Plane Tree (platanus Occidentalis)
Gray Or White Birch (betula Populifolia)
American Beech (fagus Americana)
Blue Beech Or Hornbeam (carpinus Caroliniana)
Hackberry (celtis Occidentalis)
Group Viii The Oaks And Chestnut
White Oak (quercus Alba)
Black Oak (quercus Velutina)
Red Oak (quercus Rubra)
Pin Oak (quercus Palustris)
Chestnut (castanea Dentata)
Group Ix The Hickories, Walnut And Butternut
Shagbark Hickory (hicoria Ovata)
Mockernut Hickory (hicoria Alba)
Black Walnut (juglans Nigra)
Group X Tulip Tree, Sweet Gum, Linden, Magnolia, Locust, Catalpa,
Dogwood, Mulberry And Osage Orange
Tulip Tree (liriodendron Tulipifera)
Sweet Gum (liquidambar Styraciflua)
American Linden (tilia Americana)
The Magnolias