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Trees

Trees are an important component of the natural landscape because of their prevention of erosion and the provision of a weather-sheltered ecosystem in and under their foliage. They also play an important role in producing oxygen and reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as well as moderating ground temperatures. They are also elements in landscaping and agriculture, both for their aesthetic appeal and their orchard crops (such as apples). Wood from trees is a building material,as well as a primary energy source in many developing countries. Trees also play a role in many of the world's mythologies. In short trees are amazing!

A tree is a perennial woody plant. It is most often defined as a woody plant that has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground on a single main stem or trunk with clear apical dominance. A minimum height specification at maturity is cited by some authors, varying from 3 metres to 6 metres; some authors set a minimum of 10cm trunk diameter (30cm girth). Woody plants that do not meet these definitions by having multiple stems and/or small size are usually called shrubs. Compared with most other plants, trees are long-lived, some reaching several thousand years old and growing to up to115m (379ft) high.

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Acer griseumAcer griseum is one of the most beautiful of all unusual small trees, suitable for gardens of all sizes. The dark green, trifoliate leaves densely covered beneath with blue-white downy hairs, colour splendidly in autumn turning the whole crown deep crimson or red. The old dark red or chestnut bark flakes and peels back to reveal the new, smooth, orange-red bark beneath. Hardy throughout the British Isles.
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Aesculus indicaAlthough quite similar at first glance, Aesculus indica is usually a slightly smaller tree than the common horse chestnut (A. hippocastanum), and differs in having smooth, flaky, grey-green (rather than red-brown) bark. It also flowers later, its pinkish-white flowers appearing in strikingly beautiful spikes in July........
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Aesculus turbinataAesculus turbinata is a rare tree native to Japan, winter buds very resinous. Leaves like those of A. hippocastanum, consisting of five to seven stalkless leaflets, but more regularly toothed and tapering more gradually at the apex. On young plants the remarkable large leaves are obovate, and as much as 40cm long and 15cm wide,the whole leaf with...
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Aesculus wilsoniiAesculus wilsonii is a very rare species of Horse Chestnut native to China, and has handsome large leaves which emerge bronze-red in colour and gradually darkens through shades to green later in summer. Established trees have attractive white flowers with yellow turning red centers in tall upright spikes in early summer.



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Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Cercidiphyllum japonicum is a beautiful tree which can grow to more than 30m in its native Japan and China, however in Britain plants rarely reach more than 15m.It has a rounded conical crown and attractive heart shaped leaves in opposite pairs. Katsura is a plant which gives interest all year round, with its constantly changing colour displays...........


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Cornus macrophylla

Cornus macrophylla, Large-leaf dogwood forms a small, often low-branched or multistemmed tree, usually no more than 8 or 10m in height when grown in the open in gardens. The species is known to top 20m in the wild, but such plants would have been heavily shaded and very old. In cultivation, branching is much like that of Cornus controversa (table dogwood), with strongly upright stems and horizontal tiers of branches. Each branch terminates with a handful of curving, shortly ascending twigs with prominent pointed buds. The grey-brown bark is smooth and attractively mottled in youth, eventually becoming plate-like with age.
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