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  • Writer's pictureJordan Haas

Our Master Arborists Pick The Top 5 Trees

Updated: Mar 4

Top 5 Trees for your yard
Top 5 Trees

#5 Ginkgo Tree

Why Ginkgo Trees?

For starters, they are TOUGH!

Ginkgo, one of the oldest living tree species in the world,

has a long history in traditional Chinese medicine.

Colorful, unique foliage, as well as pest and drought resistance, set the Ginkgo Tree apart. An unusual ornamental tree famous for its interesting shape and vibrant foliage, the Ginkgo stands out with its tall, rounded form and delicately-crafted leaves.

Ginkgo Tree
Ginkgo Tree

#4 Redbud Tree

Eastern redbud is named for where it grows, in eastern North America, and the beautiful, reddish flower buds

Growing redbud trees is a great way to add brilliant color to your landscape. In addition, the care of redbud trees is easy.

Redbud Tree
Redbud Tree

#3 Kwanzan Cherry Tree

Kwanzan cherry trees have a reputation for being some of the showiest cherries at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, with dramatic, deep pink double-blossoms. But Kwanzan cherry trees are eye-catching year-round, with leaves that emerge a rich red-copper hue before taking on a green shade and finally turning yellow in fall. These trees can be planted as specimen trees, in a tasteful row, or even as a bonsai in a container. Unfortunately, their lifespan is only 15-25 years.

Kwanzan Cherry
Kwanzan Cherry

#2 Green Giant Arborvitae

We Love this particular evergreen for it’s amazing ability to provide privacy The green giant arborvitae is a large, vigorous, fast-growing evergreen—shooting up by as much as 3 feet per year until maturity. Its natural pyramidal to conical form boasts dense, rich green foliage that darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter.

Green Giant Arborvitae
Green Giant Arborvitae

#1 London Planetree

Our Expert Arborists pick the London Plane Tree as their favorite!

Tolerates pollution and other urban conditions well.

  • Transplants easily.

  • Is resistant to anthracnose.

  • Develops a mottled bark with red-brown scales that flake to reveal green, white and creamy yellow.

  • Features large leaves up to 7" long and 10" wide that are sparingly toothed along the edges. They somewhat resemble the leaves of black, sugar and red maples.

London Plane Tree
London Plane Tree


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