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Types of Trees in Toronto

White cedar

it is also known as Thuja occidentalis is an evergreen coniferous tree of the cypress family, cupressacecae and it is a native to eastern Canada and upper, central and north eastern United States. This tree is widely cultivated as ornamental plant that has scaly leaves and fan like branches. It is a small tree that grows to a height of about 10-20 meters but the tree is often prostrate or stunted with red brown barks. This tree is a native to Manitoba east and throughout Great lakes region and Ontario.

Northern red Oak

It is also known as champion oak or Quercus rubra which is a very common oak in red oak group and it is native of the eastern North America and in central and central United States. It is also found in the south central and southeast Canada that grows from north end of Great Lakes, west to Oklahoma, Minnesota and Kansas. It is simply known as red oak but it is different from southern red oak as this deciduous tree grows to the height of 28 m with stouter trunk. The stout branches of the tree grow at the right angles to stem and it forms a narrow round topped head. It is tolerant to varied situations and many different soils but it preferably grows on well drained and glacial drift borders of the streams.

Silver maple tree

This tree is also known as Acer Sacchrium which is one of the most popular species of Maple and it is a native to the central and eastern North America in Canada and United states, it is also one of the most common trees we see during our tree service consultations. It is a fast growing deciduous tree that can reach to the height of 15 to 25 meters but exceptionally to 35 meters. It is also referred as water maple as it is found along the waterways and in the wetlands as this is a highly adaptable tree that can grow in extreme conditions but it requires adequate sunlight for its proper growth. The leaves of silver maple tree are plamately veined and simple with deep angular notches between five lobes. The leaves are pale yellow in color but there are some species that produce more brilliant yellow, red and orange colorations.

Eastern black walnut

It is also known as Juglans nigra is a popular species of this flowering tree in walnut family and Juglandacceae is the native to the eastern and western North America. this tree grows mostly in the riparian zones from the southern Ontario, northern Florida, south to Georgia, west to southwest South Dakota and central Texas. This is a large deciduous tree that can attain the height of 30- 40 meters and it develops a clear, tall trunk with grey black as well as deeply furrowed bark. Its leaves are alternate, odd pinnate with largest leaflets being located in center of the tree. The native region of this tree is east central and Midwest United states and it is the best forest tree with high quality wood and leaves.