Content tagged with "urban tree"

Print and carry this two-page guide when you start shopping for new Missouri landscape trees.

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red maple

Red Maple

Acer rubrum
Red maple is one of our most useful—and beautiful!—native trees, and you can find it in the woods as well as in landscape plantings statewide. Many horticultural varieties are available at nurseries.

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Summer Tree-Care Tips

Learn how to keep your trees healthy, especially in Missouri's dryer summer months.

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 thornless honey locust

Thornless Honey Locust

A plant cultivated for landscaping use, thornless honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis) is a very popular street tree. It stays rather small, lacks thorns, and in autumn turns nicely golden; later, its small leaflets don't require raking.

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tree of heaven


Ailanthus altissima
Tree-of-Heaven is a fast-growing exotic that has become common in urban areas. It is weedy and aggressive and should not be planted. Recognize it by its 2-foot-long feather-compound leaves and the unpleasant scent of the twigs when you break them.

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Oak tree

Troubled Trees

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Diagnosing and managing urban tree stress

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