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Flowering and Deciduous Tree Butea Monosperma

Butea Monosperma, also known as Butea frondosa is a species of medicinal plant belonging to the family Fabaceae is native to tropical South Asia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and western Indonesia..... Read more

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Uses of Bursera Simaruba

Bursera Simaruba adapts very well to different habitats, saline or calcareous soils, that's why it is used as a street tree in coastal areas; and it is very tolerant to winds, recommended as a hurricane resistant species in South Florida..... Read more

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Evergreen and Flowering Tree Bulnesia arborea

Bulnesia arborea - also known as Verawood or Maracaibo Lignum-Vitae - is a tree of much of northern South America, in the area of the Guianas of Venezuela, Colombia, and Guyana. Sometimes in the international market it is named as Paraguay lignum vitae since its properties and uses are similar to Guayacan, a tree of the genus Guaiacum..... Read more

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The Flowering Tree Brya Ebenus

The Brya Ebenus (also known as Jamaican Rain Tree or Jamaican Ebony) is a type of flowering tree and belongs to the family Fabaceae, originally from the islands of Cuba and Jamaica..... Read more

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Brachychiton Acerifolius

The Brachychiton Acerifolius, also called illawarra fire tree, is a tree species native to subtropical regions of the east coast of Australia. It is famous for its bright red bell-shaped flowers, which often cover the entire tree when it is still without leaves..... Read more

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Bombax Ceiba

The Bombax ceiba tree is a tropical climate, which has a straight and slender trunk. They have deciduous leaves that lose them in winter. Red flowers with 5 petals, which appear in the spring, before the leaves come out. When they open the husks of the fruits have cotton-like fibers..... Read more

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Bauhinia X Blakeana (Hong Kong Orchid)

Bauhinia x blakeana (Hong Kong Orchid) is a tropical tree belonging to the family of legumes, with beautiful flowers similar to orchids or butterflies, which is reflected in the common names with which it is known in English-speaking countries , «Orchid tree» and «Hong Kong orchid tree» ("orchid tree" and "Hong Kong orchid tree")..... Read more

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Why do we prune our trees and shrubs?

Pruning our trees and shrubs, which has several definitions, consists essentially of removing the parts of the plant to improve health, the landscape effect or the value of the plant. Once the objectives of pruning are determined and some basic principles are understood, pruning is first and foremost a matter of common sense..... Read more

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Bucida Buceras

Bucida Buceras. Common Name: Shady Lady, Black Olive. Plant Type: Evergreen or Deciduous, Large Foliage Tree.... Read more

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Pruning in a tree

Proper pruning on a tree enhances the beauty of almost any tree and shrub in the landscape, while inadequate pruning can ruin or greatly reduce its landscape potential. In most cases, it is better not to prune than to do it incorrectly..... Read more

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Calophyllum Brasiliensis

Calophyllum brasiliense is an avergreen tree native to subtropical and tropical regions of Central America, South America and the Caribbean..... Read more

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Ilex Cassine

Ilex cassine is just one of 500 species of holly which occur in temperate to subtropical climatic regions and which are common ornamental shrubs and trees..... Read more

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Uses of Azadirachta Indica

The extracts of Azadirachta Indica act, in insects, as antinutrients and hormonal inhibitors of metamorphosis; they diminish the levels of proteins and amino acids in the hemolymph and interfere in the synthesis of chitin, which diminishes or nullifies fecundity by preventing insects from reaching maturity, prolonging larval stages or causing death..... Read more

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Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

The Jaca (jackfruit) is the largest cultivated fruit in the world, reaching 35 kg in weight, up to 80 cm in length and 40 in diameter. The outside of the fruit is green or yellow when it is ripe; The interior consists of large yellow edible bulbs, which includes .... Read more

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Uses of Amphitecna latifolia

Among some uses of Amphitecna latifolia we can mention: Agroforestry: As isolated trees in paddocks (shelter and shade for livestock), live fences, boundary delimitation and home gardens..... Read more

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Uses and properties of Adansonia digitata (Baobab)

The uses and properties of Adansonia digitata or also called Baobab are varied, being the fever reduce only one example. It is used as food, since fruit is rich in fiber and has the capacity to store thousands of liters of water, which is essential for the desert habitat in which the Baobab is found. From this tree, its bark is used to make paper and ropes, the leaves to make soups, its fruit and its roots..... Read more

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Care of the Acer Rubrum

Acer Rubrum also known as American Red Maple or Canada Maple is one of the most widespread trees in eastern North America, where it originated. It belongs to the family of the Aceraceae and is a tree of moderate to rapid growth. It is a tree that adapts to acid soils as.... Read more

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Medicinal uses of acacia

Probably everyone knows it, as it is a fairly common tree. However, as often happens to us, the best known is at the same time the most unknown. We may spend every day in front of an acacia, but we have no idea of ​​the medicinal uses of acacia in our health, nor how much good it can do to our body in the treatment of ailments and diseases. natural form. So today we are going to know some of the most common medicinal uses of acacia..... Read more

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Fruit trees, care and characteristics

The fruit trees are a living being, a plant that is mainly characterized by producing fruits. Many of these fruits are present in our diet. We could include in this category without problem the famous and healthy nuts..... Read more

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Uses of the trees

Some of the uses of the trees give us wood and paper. But most ignore that aspirin - now synthesized in the laboratory - had its origin in the white willow, when in 1829 a French pharmacist, Pierre-Joseph Leroux, extracted from it the salicin, its main component..... Read more

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Differences between tree and bush

The differences between tree and bush can be confusing, particularly when you are facing a bush that looks a lot like a tree or vice versa. However, there is a definite difference between trees and shrubs and, although some plants blur the boundaries, in most cases it is easy determine the shape of a particular plant..... Read more

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8 Things you did not know about trees

Every day we see trees and generally consider them as a common object of the landscape, but we rarely ask about them. Actually, trees are fascinating beings and there is much we can learn from them. These are 8 facts that will probably fuel your curiosity about nature:.... Read more

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Types of trees

The trees are divided into 4 main categories: deciduous trees, evergreens, fruit trees and coniferous trees, each of which has specific characteristics that should be known..... Read more

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Consequences of deforestation

Many are the consequences of deforestation, which, like the environment, are interrelated, causing a devastating domino effect. If we talk about consequences, we can observe a spread from the local level to the regional level, eventually expanding to the global level..... Read more

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How trees communicate to themselves

Thanks to the research made out by the forest ecologist Suzanne Simard, it was discovered that the plants interact and communicate through an underground network of fungi, which unite the plants with the surrounding ecosystem..... Read more

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The care of a tree

The care of a tree depends on the species, its size, at what season of year we are living, the type of soil (dry, humid or sandy) and the surrounding environment..... Read more

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Two Perfect Additions to Your Garden

Two Florida native plant that are perfect additions to your garden.... Read more

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One of the smartest things a city can do: Planting Trees

One of the smartest things a city can do: Planting Trees!!.... Read more

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Grow a Bonsai Orange Tree and will fruit miniature oranges

This particular type of bonsai grows to about 19 inches tall and is available in six wonderful species. Some of the bonsai orange trees are very full with wonderful orange fruit while other bonsai orange trees are small with dainty branches. Regardless, this species of tree makes a perfect bonsai..... Read more

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Trees are Oxygen Providers

How Trees provide Oxygen to Our World.... Read more

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Common Tree Pruning Mistakes

Pruning trees makes them look neat and more attractive, and also enhances growth, health and strength. .... Read more

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Why do some flowering trees have more flowers than others?

The question above is interesting, and also challenging to answer. Explaining this phenomenon is complicated, because it concerns the variability of flowering patterns within individual tree species, and species-to-species comparisons regarding the magnitude of flower production. .... Read more

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Mulch and trees

Every gardener must, at some time, face the question: “to mulch or not to mulch?”. The general definition of mulching is the addition of a thin layer of material, most often organic, to the soil surface. The benefits of mulching are to reduce soil moisture loss, block weed growth....... Read more

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Disease resistance in garden plants

There are two general groups of causative factors: non-living (abiotic) and living biotic agents (pathogens)....... Read more

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How to Create a Garden with an all Season Performance

Most gardens are dynamic in the sense that over the course of a calendar year they present a series of somewhat different “looks” or appearances, linked to the seasonal changes of temperature and precipitation. To ponder the performance of a garden over the entire year, it is useful to think of it as if it were a single complex unit, a cultivated ecosystem assembled by you, the gardener, to achieve a largely aesthetic effect. It is the componen.... Read more

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Learn more about Sun and Shade Trees

eliophytes are capable of a more efficient use of high light intensities than sciophytes. Heliophytes can never reach photosynthetic saturation under natural conditions; sciophytes often reach a saturation level at light intensities of only 20% of full sunlight. Heliophytes grown under shade exhibit reduced growth and reproduction. Sciophytes placed in the direct sun can experience leaf burn and wilting. In a shaded environment, sciophytes have .... Read more

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Trees and their Application in a Garden or Landscape

The application of trees refers to their particular role in a garden, and represents a complex combination of appearance and utility. With rare exceptions, trees are the key plant type within a garden, primarily because of their size and the amount of space they occupy relative to other types of plants. .... Read more

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Tree Sizes - Small Trees, Medium Trees, Large Trees

Tree size is most often described in terms of three broad height categories. Tree height is defined as the vertical distance between the base and the topmost branch, and can be calculated by triangulation remotely from the ground. A small tree is one that will reach a maximum height of no more than 25 feet at maturity. At the extreme, is the Dwarf Arctic Willow (Salix herbacea) which in nature grows to a height of only 2-3 inches at maturity. .... Read more

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Allergy Season is here! Find Allergy Friendly Trees and Shrubs!

Airborne pollen torments allergy and asthma sufferers. Pollen allergies are a serious medical problem for many individuals, requiring medications to overcome their effects. Weather reports often include the pollen count to alert people who may wish to modify their activities or stay indoors as much as possible when the readings are elevated. Pollen count is expressed as the quantity of pollen grains per square meter of air collected over....... Read more

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How trees and shrubs can help reduce noise levels in your neighborhood!

Urban areas can be noisy, negatively impacting homeowners and gardeners. Recurring (e.g. vehicular traffic, television audio) and episodic (e.g. ambulance siren, train whistle) sounds from neighboring residential and office buildings, industry, public parks and shopping centers can permeate into a house and garden to varying degrees, and be annoying and even physiologically or physically harmful. At the neighborhood residential scale, noise pollu.... Read more

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Controlling Weeds Organically - No harsh chemicals!

Weed control in a garden is a major challenge. The chemical industries have provided an arsenal of powerful herbicides to exterminate weeds; their effectiveness is beyond question but they are toxic substances which require special care in handling and to apply, and leave residue that may be harmful to animals and can contaminate ground water and streams..... Read more

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When is the best time to water plants?

Plant watering is a key aspect of effective garden management. This is true even in areas where rainfall is predictable and evenly distributed over the year. .... Read more

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Weeds in the trees. Part 1: Epiphytes and Parasites.

In nature, trees serve as habit and shelter for a large number of animal species, and also as host plants for other types of vegetation. This host role also spontaneously takes place in trees growing in parks and gardens, especially in the subtropics. Gardeners should be aware of the different kinds of these weeds, whether or not they are harmful to the host tree, and what if anything you should do about them. Combined, these woody or non-wood.... Read more

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Weeds in the trees. Part 2: Vines; Stranglers; Algae, Lichens and Moss

Vines. This is a group of weedy or woody plants, often called climbers, which are rooted in the ground but need to ascend trees or shrubs to reach sufficient light for full growth and seed production. This group includes the large woody vines, lianas, common in tropical forests. .... Read more

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Gardening Soils for South Florida

A luxuriant and healthy collection of trees is evidence that the gardener is aware of the soil requirements of the species under cultivation and has a basic understanding of soil science. Before addressing gardening soils for South Florida, some background is called for..... Read more

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Trees, Root Types and Fungi

Tree roots vary in size from fine non-woody roots to large woody roots reaching 12 inches or more in diameter. Trees have evolved root systems in response to the ecological, soil and climatic conditions found in their native area, which have become part of their genetic inheritance. .... Read more

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...The End of TreeWorld Wholesale

On Thursday October 6th, 2016 south Florida was preparing for a powerful category 4 Hurricane with winds up to 140 miles per hour- Hurricane Matthew. Most Floridians went to the stores equipped with their emergency list, prepared to purchase enough food for 3 days-including the basics: water, food and necessities like flashlights. .... Read more

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Gardening in the shade

A key reason for planting trees, especially in the subtropics and tropics, is to create shade and provide a welcome refuge from direct sunlight for humans and animal, as well as to cool structures. .... Read more

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Pruning practices for trees and shrubs

Pruning practices for trees and shrubs are basically identical, especially if you are dealing with a tree or trees you wish to maintain as a shrub or hedge by pruning. Most trees and shrubs, evergreen or deciduous plants, require occasional pruning to control height, width, to thin branching or to remove dead, diseased or rogue branches that may blemish overall appearance..... Read more

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Drought Tolerant Trees

Almost any location may experience a rainless period of a few days or longer which puts water stress on trees. Therefore is selecting trees for landscaping purposes where drought is a risk, it is useful to know their drought tolerance..... Read more

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Acacia Trees - Legume family (Fabaceae)

The acacias represent a very large group of trees and shrubs, within the huge Legume family (Fabaceae). About 1,300 species of Acacia have been described, about three-fourths of them are native to Australia, where they are appropriately called thorn trees..... Read more

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Ten Top Reasons Trees are Important

Trees are an integral and vital part of human culture in a variety of ways. Ten of the reasons why trees are important are summarized below, not in any particular ranked order.Myth and Ritual. Trees are associated with human and animal origin myths in certain cultures, as well as long being considered a Tree of Life because of the .... Read more

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Tree Evolution

Based upon fossil evidence, true trees did not evolve until some 400 million years ago. At that time, trees had evolved to have characteristics of evolutionary features of strength, built by rings of growth to support increasing height and weight, protective bark to shield conductive cells moving water and nutrients up the tree, supportive collars of extra wood surrounding branches and of additional internal layers of wood at branch junctions to .... Read more

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Planting a tree in South FL

To successfully plant a tree or shrub in South Florida requires a certain amount of advanced study and planning to determine the best procedure to follow. Four general steps are suggested.Step 1 involves determining the soil type in the garden. The underlying bedrock of South Florida is limestone, which degrades into calcareous soils.These soils are alkaline, with pH values of 7.6 to 8.3, owing to the predominance of calcium carbonate. Neutra.... Read more

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How Trees Grow

From the time of seed germination to the death of a tree, it never ceases to grow. The growth rate varies according to its stages of development: seedling, sapling, maturity and senescence. In nature, trees reproduce primarily by seed, but some species also propagate themselves clonally. The potential maximum age, height and width a tree may achieve is generally determined by its genetic makeup, but certain other factors play important roles, .... Read more

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Trees and Fertilizer

About one year after a new garden tree has been planted, fertilizer application may begin, to achieve vigorous growth, and bountiful flowering and fruiting. Already established older trees in a garden also benefit from regular fertilizer applications. Basically, the nutritional needs of a tree relate to the individual tree species, and to the known deficiencies of the soil, which in South Florida are calcareous and excessively alkaline..... Read more

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Year Long Trees

Trees play different roles in the landscape over a calendar year, depending upon their growth character (evergreen or deciduous) and the change of seasons, either summer or winter in the middle and higher latitudes and dry or rainy season in the subtropics and tropics. Native woody vegetation a desert may be evergreen, or deciduous in the cooler season..... Read more

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Components of Trees

A typical tree is made up of three distinct components: the crown, trunk or stem and roots. .... Read more

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Trees and their Life Cycle

Over its cycle of life, an individual tree undergoes changes in its physical form as well as variations in the role it plays in the forest ecosystem of which it is a part. .... Read more

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Flowers

The plants of the world can be divided into those which produce flowers and those that do not. .... Read more

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Weather and Climate

At times, the terms weather and climate are used incorrectly. .... Read more

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Best time to plant

When the best time to plant a tree is may be a simple question, but the answer is somewhat complicated. The successful outcome of planting a tree by seed or transplanting a seedling is influenced by the date it was planted. .... Read more

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General Use of Trees

In the middle of the 19th Century, when American settlers moved west into the Kansas Territory, they encountered a vast prairie grassland with only a few trees in the river valleys..... Read more

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Island Trees

Island Trees.... Read more

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Mahogany Trees

The term mahogany has multiple meanings; it apparently originates from the West Indies for the wood of a native tree with straight grain, moderate density, durable, resistant to rot, with a warm reddish-brown color and easy to work..... Read more

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All about Tabebuia Trees

Tabebuias belong to the bignonia plant family, a very large, mostly tropical plant family, encircling the earth and known most prominently for its highly ornamental flowering trees. .... Read more

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Tree Buds and their role

Bud is a botanical term referring to newly developing shoots which appears at the tip of a stem or in the leaf axil, the upper area where the leaf stem is joined to the branch..... Read more

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Preparing trees for the next hurricane

An existing garden of whatever arrangement can be managed to reduce potential damage from a hurricane..... Read more

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Global Warming- What can be done?

Serious public concern about global warming—the Greenhouse Effect— and its impact on world agriculture and rising sea levels, has stimulated discussion about what can be done to counteract its effects and slow the increase of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. .... Read more

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Criteria for Selecting trees for Urban Planting

Urban trees can be defined as those species which are most appropriate for landscaping in urban areas, including in home yards, around commercial or industrial buildings, in parks, as a screen for unsightly land uses, along streets and boulevards, next to sidewalks and in medians. .... Read more

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Landscape Planning with Salt Tolerant Trees and Salt Tolerant Tree Suggestions

Special measures need to be taken when landscaping with trees in locations where excessive amounts of salt represent an environmental problem. High levels of salts in soil, in runoff or irrigation water, as well as airborne salt spray can impact the growth and health of trees and shrubs..... Read more

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Treeworld Wholesale Inventory Management & Classification of Trees

TreeWorld has an inventory of more than 200 different types of trees and shrubs. Keeping track of the inventory is a challenge, especially since we typically have several different sizes in stock of the same tree or shrub. We have to maintain accurate and up-to-date records so that we can respond quickly and accurately to customer orders when they are received. Nearly all trees and shrubs have acquired common names, which are usually based on som.... Read more

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Exotic and native trees & their natural distribution worldwide

Trees, and all plants, have a natural distribution in the world. We refer to a tree native as when it occurs naturally in a particular place. Natural plant distribution may be considered at different levels on the basis of classification: plant family, genus and species, each level ranging usually from the most extensive to the most restricted. For example, the extraordinarily large and diverse Pea Family, Fabaceae, includes about 700 genera, .... Read more

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What are Evergreen Trees? What does Evergreen mean?

By definition, evergreen trees are never without leaves, whereas deciduous trees spend part of the year without foliage in response to cooler or dryer climatic conditions. Most broadleaf rainforest trees and shrubs, along with conifers, palms and cycads are evergreen. Some subtropical or tropical trees are difficult to place in either an evergreen or deciduous category, being described as semi-evergreen or semi-deciduous; the two terms being ab.... Read more

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Street Trees -The key issues facing street tree cultivation

Street trees are a subset of urban trees, representing species with growth forms best suited to cultivation along pedestrian walkways and vehicle thoroughfares. Most cities and towns of the world are landscaped with street trees and shrubs. The trees enhance the appearance of residential, commercial or industrial property areas and offset, to a small degree, the loss of natural vegetation cleared for construction of buildings, streets and roads.... Read more

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How trees affect air quality directly and indirectly

Natural forests, along with ornamental urban trees and shrubs, affect air quality directly and indirectly by altering the atmospheric environment. Their effect on the environment is related to the removal of air pollutants and particulate matter from the atmosphere, photosynthetic byproduct output of oxygen and reduction of local air temperatures. Tree leaves have a primary function in all three cases. Trees remove gaseous air pollutants from t.... Read more