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What are the benefit of trees?
Trees create an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for birds and other animals. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day's supply of oxygen for four people.

Here is a short list of trees we carry. Available in different sizes. Please call for availability and price.

London Planetree
The London plane, a cross between the American sycamore and the English Oriental plane, is the king of street trees. It is the world’s favorite urban tree because it is tall, big-leafed, hardy and long-lived. Although they may get a bit messy, London planes are by far the most common tree in London, Paris, Rome, and New York City thanks to their unparalleled ability to filter air pollutants. 

Size and Light Requirements
London planetrees require full sunlight and is a fast grower – reaching 50 feet in height in 30 to 40 years.

Yoshino Cherry

Of all the flowering cherries, the Yoshino is perhaps the most famous in D.C., adorning the Tidal Basin and other monuments. This small tree blooms in spring, has a wide and open crown with beautiful white-to-pink flowers and leaves that turn orange-red in the fall.

Size and Light Requirements

Yoshino Cherries rarely reach 30 feet tall and require full sun.

Northern Red Oak
The northern red oak displays a rich red color in the fall, right. Strong-limbed, it is an excellent street tree that can tolerate difficult urban conditions. In the fall the leaves turn to a distinctive bright brick red. You can find red oaks in a lot of places in D.C. including McPherson Square, Cleveland Park, Dumbarton Oaks, Logan Circle and Woodland-Normanstone.

Size and Light Requirements
Red oaks tends to grow slowly in urban soils, and once well-established can be expected to attain 40 feet in height in 40 years. This tree does best in full sun.

Eastern Redbud

A local favorite found in forests, fields and yards – the redbud has beautiful pink and purple spring flowers, large heart-shaped leaves and attractive seed pods that release small dark seeds in the fall that are highly valued by wildlife. Redbud is often used as a garden accent under the shade of larger trees. Its stems can sometimes disfigure with age due to a fungus – also known as “canker.” Infected stems may be pruned to eliminate the infection.

Size and Light Requirements
A fast grower, redbuds can reach 15 – 25 feet in height in approximately 15 years. It can be planted in full sun but prefers partial shade.

American Linden
Thanks to their fragrant flowers in June, the American linden and the little leaf linden are among the loveliest street trees. American lindens originally lined Massachusetts Avenue during much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Recently, plantings by the Urban Forestry Division and the work of the nonprofit group Restore Mass Ave have aimed to restore and protect the historic integrity of the American linden along the avenue.

Size and Light Requirements
The American linden will reach approximately 50 feet in about 50 years. Lindens do well in sun or partial shade.