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Tree of the Week – Ginkgo Biloba

Tree of the Week – Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba While it is not near as common as some of the other trees explored in this series, the Ginkgo Biloba’s striking characteristics ensure that this tree won’t go unrecognized in the urban treescape. Ginkgos are some of the oldest trees ever...
Tree of the Week – Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

Tree of the Week – Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) The thorns on a native Honey Locust make the thorns on a rose bush look like peach fuzz. But thankfully, while every rose has its thorns, this is not so with Honey Locusts. Most Honey Locusts that you will find have been cultivated...
Tree of the Week – White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

Tree of the Week – White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

White Ash (Fraxinus americana) It feels almost odd to examine the White Ash in its apparent post-mortem state in light of the onslaught of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). A few years from now, we may have no tree to even identify as a White Ash let alone the other 45+...
Tree of the Week – Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)

Tree of the Week – Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)

Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) Some of you may be wondering, of all great trees in the Greater Hamilton area, why start a series with the Norway maple? As its name suggests, it is not native to Canada. It does not live too long. It doesn’t grow to great heights....

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