Urban Tolerant Trees
Nov 15, 2012
Bald cypress is practical choice for urban areas
While searching for a tree species that is suitable for withstanding the stresses of urban environments in Ontario, the swamps of Louisiana would not often be the first location to look.
Sep 15, 2012
Japanese tree lilac ideal for urban conditions
The Japanese tree lilac helps to keep our streets vibrant as things heat up in summer.
Aug 15, 2012
Oaks offer great variety for urban areas
The oaks (Quercus spp.) are a large genus with nearly 600 species known worldwide.
Jul 15, 2012
Kentucky coffeetree is a native of Ontario
This species was likely moved into the province by aboriginal peoples, as natural, established populations are found predominantly along human migration and trade routes.
Jun 15, 2012
Serviceberry offers multi-seasonal interest
Serviceberries are found across Canada. There are five or six species. It can be multi-stemmed or grown with a single trunk.
Apr 15, 2012
Ginkgo is truly a tree worth planting for future generations
I have seen ginkgo grow out of the gangly youth stage, and approach the loveliness of the well-branched maturing tree.
Mar 15, 2012
Common hackberry is not grand, but it’s a survivor
You may know the common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) as the brave little tree that survives parking lot islands, its pale lime leaves covered in weird bumps.
Feb 15, 2012
Blue ash — Fraxinus quadrangulata
The second in a series of articles highlighting 29 urban tolerant trees as recommended alternatives to ash and Norway maple.