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Deciduous

Deciduous trees can be found in most regions of the planet. Common examples of deciduous trees include oak, maple, and hickory trees.


Big Shellbark Hickory

Rare in Canada, similar to Shagbark Hickory but with larger leaves, buds, twigs and nuts. Occurs on moist wet sites, in valleys and along stream banks; mix

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Bitternut Hickory

The bitternut hickory is a member of the group of trees called ‘pecan hickories’.

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Black Cherry

Fast growing, medium to large tree. Prefers moist to well drained rich soils but also found on other soils. Reproduces by stump sprouts and seed.

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Black Walnut

Fast growing, large tree best on rich fertile soil in southern Ontario. Reproduces from stump sprouts and seed. Low shade tolerance.

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Bur Oak

Large tree. Grows best on moist to well drained soils. Reproduces from stump sprouts and seed. Low shade tolerance. Produces seed almost annually.

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Hackberry

​Usually the Hackberry forms a medium-sized tree, thirty to fifty feet in height, with a slender trunk. It prefers rich moist soil, but will grow on gravel

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Hybrid Poplar

Very fast growing, medium size tree. Grows best on moderately drained loam soils.

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Pin Oak

The name pin oak comes from its short, tough branchlets located along the branches and limbs.

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Red Maple

Fast growing, medium size tree that will tolerate poorly drained soils. Will do well on uplands if competition is controlled.

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Red Oak

Fast growing, large tree. Grows best on moist to well drained loamy soils. Reproduces from stump sprouts and seed. Low shade tolerance.

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Red/Silver Hybrid

The red-silver maple complex also possesses another remarkable trait: As they age, they undergo a sex change.

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Shagbark Hickory

Medium to large tree common in southern and south-western Ontario. Prefers well drained rich soils. Seldom in pure stands.

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Shumard Oak

Medium-sized to large tree, up to 40 meters high, resembles black oak. Commonly found on lowlands, along streams, on poorly drained, heavy soils. Rich red

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Silver Maple

Very fast growing, large tree adapted to wet heavy soil sites especially along rivers. Reproduces from stump sprouts and seed.

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Sugar Maple

The Sugar Maple grows to approximately 100 feet tall. Fall colour ranges from bright yellow, orange, to a fluorescent red-orange. Can live over 200 years.

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Swamp White Oak

Large tree found in moist river drainages in the southern and south-western parts of Ontario. Tolerates periodic flooding.

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Sycamore

Can grow to 35m and can live for 400 years. The bark is dark pink-grey and smooth when young, but becomes cracked and develops small plates with age.

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White Birch

Medium size tree. Grows on moist to moderately drained soils. Bright white bark that can be removed in sheets. Reproduces from stump sprouts or seed.

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White Oak

Large tree grows best on moist to well drained loamy soils. Grey flakey bark. Reproduces from stump sprouts and seed. Low shade tolerance.

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