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Design and Habitat Hacks: Trees are and Important Part of Suburban Landscape Design

Updated: May 6


Trees are often neglected in garden & landscape design. They provide comfort as our yards are getting too hot to be enjoyed in full sun. Trees provide habitat to beneficial insects and birds and full season visual interest.


Recommended Native Trees for New Jersey

American Basswood, Tilia Americana

American Elm, Ulmus americana

American Holly, Ilex opaca

American Plum ,Prunus americana

Blackgum, Nyssa sylvatica

Hickory, Shagbark, Carya laciniosa

Hornbeam, American , Carpinus caroliniana

Maple, Sugar, Acer saccharum

Oak, White, Quercus alba

Oak, Willow, Quercus phellos

Pignut, Carya glabra

Redbud, Forest Pansey, Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Redbud, Northern, Cercis canadensis

Service Berry, Shad Bush , Amelanchier canadensis

Sourwood, Oxydendrum arboreum

Sweetgum, Liquidambar

Sycamore, American , Platanus occidentalis

Tulip Tree, Liriodendron tulipifera

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