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Scientific name: Ulmus americana
The American Elm is native to the eastern United States, and can grow up to 100 feet in natural settings.
Scientific Name: Kalopanax pictus
This variety is native to East Asia. As younger trees, they have a spiny trunk, but this disappears as the tree matures. They can grow up to 90 feet tall.
Scientific name: Quercus montana
This variety is native to the eastern United States and easily grows on steep, rocky hills where other oaks would die. Lots of wildlife depend on this tree for food, eating the chestnuts they produce.
Scientific name: Cedrus deodara
This variety is native to the Himalayas, and its name, the deodar, derives from a Sanskrit term meaning “timber of the gods.” They produce an oil that naturally deters insects.
Scientific name: Ulmus procera
The English Elm is native to the English countryside, but is rarely found in the area now. In the past, elms were particularly associated with death, and were the preferred choice for coffins. Because they’re resistant to water, they’ve been used to construct boats and water pipes.
Scientific Name: Quercus rubra
These trees are native to North America, and are recognized as the state tree of New Jersey. They are very popular in Europe as well, where they are often transplanted.
Scientific Name: Quercus palustris
The Pin Oak is native to North America, and was first observed in the 18th century. Their acorns are eaten by a variety of wildlife, from wild turkeys to squirrels to ducks.
Scientific Name: Fraxinus americana
The White Ash is native to North America, growing anywhere from 50–80 ft. The wood from the white ash is useful in baseball bats thanks to its springiness.
Scientific name: Quercus phellos
The Willow Oak is native to the United States, from New York to Texas. They thrive in full sun, and provide lots of shade, so they are especially popular in public spaces.
Scientific name: Ulmus glabra
These trees are native to the U.K., and not often planted today because it is a tree particularly susceptible to disease. This tree variety can grow up to 100 feet.