3 favorite Trees from outside the United States

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Larry Tucei
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3 favorite Trees from outside the United States

Post by Larry Tucei » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:53 pm

Great post on the 3 favorite and least favorite Trees. It is so difficult to choose 3 out of so many wonderful trees. How about your 3 favorite Trees from other parts of the world. English Oak, Cedar of Lebanon, Monkey Puzzle. Larry

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Re: 3 favorite Trees from outside the United States

Post by TN_Tree_Man » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:42 pm

Larry,

This list has the potential to get out of hand!!!

My top 3 Non-natives:

1.) Just about any Japanese maple
2.) Dawn redwood
3.) Cedar of Lebanon

Steve Springer

p.s. if you ask about azaleas, I cannot limit myself to just 3!!!
"One can always identify a dogwood tree by it's bark."

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Re: 3 favorite Trees from outside the United States

Post by PAwildernessadvocate » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:46 pm

1. Norway spruce (Picea abies)
2. Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus regnans)
3. Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Honorable mention (in no particular order): Norway maple, English oak, English yew, monkey puzzle, kapok, others.
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Re: 3 favorite Trees from outside the United States

Post by ElijahW » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:23 pm

Larry,

I'll borrow a couple already mentioned and add one myself.
1. Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides); sometimes I confuse it with planted baldcypress, but I like both.
2. Eucalyptus regnans; great size and cool bark
3. Fagus sylvatica; American beech with a twist!

Elijah
"There is nothing in the world to equal the forest as nature made it. The finest formal forest, the most magnificent artificially grown woods, cannot compare with the grandeur of primeval woodland." Bob Marshall, Recreational Limitations to Silviculture in the Adirondacks

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Re: 3 favorite Trees from outside the United States

Post by Bart Bouricius » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:09 am

Ceiba samuama what I believe to be the larger of the two trees commonly referred to as Kapoks

Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn redwood

Eucalyptus regnans Mountain Ash

As you can see I am prejudiced in favor of big trees.

Bart

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Re: 3 favorite Trees from outside the United States

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:01 am

I'll stick with trees that I've personally seen.
1. Dawn redwood (I keep finding them around town--21 so far...and counting)
2. Gingko
3. China-fir (Cunninghamia)

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Re: 3 favorite Trees from outside the United States

Post by Marcboston » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:12 pm

Baobab: Got to see one on my honeymoon.
Cedar of Lebanon
Kauri : on my bucklist

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