Category: Tree Species Profiles

Quaking aspen

Basic statistics: In the willow family, Salicacea. USDA Hardiness Zones 1 to 6 (you gotta love a tree that can go Zone 1!) General height from 20 to 50 ft; spread from 10 to 30 ft. Bloom is insignificant in early spring. Requires full… Continue Reading “Quaking aspen”

What’s In a Name?

In a recently posted blog on Thuja occidentalis, I briefly mention confusion caused by common names.  As an example, common names for the Thuja occidentalis include Eastern white cedar and swamp cedar.  However, the Thuja occidentalis is not a cedar at all.  In fact,… Continue Reading “What’s In a Name?”

Thuja occidentalis Arborvitae

Please note:  There are many nuances to using plants for food, beverage or medicinal treatment.  I may mention some of these with appropriate citations and/or references.  However, I have no professional experience and am not an authority in this area.  In no manner should… Continue Reading “Thuja occidentalis Arborvitae”

Tree Species Profile

This category is being created to introduce or reacquaint people with various species; primarily trees, but you never know what else may creep in.  Since I am most familiar with the trees where I am located, the preponderance will be on species suited to… Continue Reading “Tree Species Profile”