White Oak
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White Oak

The White Oak has been an important tree in North American society over the centuries. It can live for several hundred years and starts producing acorns at around 50-100 years old, which are eaten by many types of wildlife. Its wood is used in many ways, including wine and whiskey barrel production due to its…

White Spruce
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White Spruce

If you love seeing wildlife, the white spruce provides nesting sites and shelter as well as food for many kinds of wildlife. Birds and ducks prefer the seeds. Leaves are eaten by rabbits and deer. Red squirrels eat the seeds from the pinecones, and the spruce shoots. The bark is enjoyed by both porcupines and…

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Sugar Maple

The Sugar Maple can live for more than 200 years. Its colours peak in the fall, when the leaves turn bright yellow, orange and red. The sugar maple is the national tree of Canada. Sap is extracted to produce maple syrup. Its natural habitat: Rich woods, rocky hillsides.. Caring for Sugar Maple Flowers appear at…

American Beech
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American Beech

Native to eastern North America, the American beech will stand out in any forest. It is a large deciduous tree, sometimes growing up to 120 feet tall . Its crown is typically dense, upright-oval to rounded-spreading. It blooms yellowish green flowers in the spring, the male flowers in drooping, long-stemmed, globular clusters and the female…

Basswood
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Basswood

Basswood is an adaptable native tree with aromatic flowers and pleasant foliage. Its flowers attract a large number of insect pollinators. Basswood honey is delicious. Basswood can serve as a statuesque street tree. It is a medium to large deciduous tree which typically grows to 50-80’ (infrequently to over 100’) tall with an ovate-rounded crown….

Bur Oak
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Bur Oak

The Bur Oak, Quercus macrocarpa, is one of the most massive oaks, with a trunk diameter of up to 10 ft. It commonly grows in the open, away from the dense forest canopy. When grown in Canada, it grows to 12–18 m high and 60–80 cm in diameter. It lives for 200 to 300 years….

Red Maple
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Red Maple

The red maple bears brilliantly coloured foliage and nutrition for many types of animals. It is also commonly used to make furniture and flooring. Features Contains a seed called Samara (most people know them as helicopters or whirlybirds), which are eaten by squirrels and chimpmunks. The red maple has the smallest samara’s of any maple…

Silver Maple
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Silver Maple

The silver maple is very similar to the red maple. The difference is that its leaves turn yellow or brown, not red, in autumn. Sometimes, the trunks are hollow which creates space for wildlife to live in. Caring for Silver Maple Plant at least 10 feet from sidewalks, driveways and foundation as the roots spread…

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