Deciduous Trees

Deciduous Trees are a type of tree that seasonally sheds their leaves for part of the year—typically in the autumn. As a natural occurring process for conserving water during winter or drought seasons, deciduous trees will often display bright autumn colors as they prepare for shedding their leaves as the production of chlorophyll pigments is decreased. Deciduous trees are commonly found in temperate forest biomes, and mixed subtropical and tropical biomes.

Why do leaves change color in autumn?

Leaves on trees change color in the fall season due to reduced chlorophyll pigment production in preparation for shedding their leaves for the winter. Brighter leaf colors occur in environments where nights are cold and days are shorter.

Why do trees lose their leaves?

Trees shed their leaves to conserve water for either the winter season in temperate climates or for the dry season in tropical and subtropical environments.

What is a Deciduous Tree?

Deciduous Trees are trees that naturally shed their leaves during specific seasons.

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Tulip Tree
Scale comparison drawing of a Tulip Tree in relation to a typical person with labeled dimensions

The Tulip Tree, Liriodredon, is a characteristically large deciduous tree with bright green leaves that are similar to tulip flowers after which it was named. The Tulip Tree has an oval shape canopy with yellow-green flowers up high. The aromatic stems make the Tulip Trees easily recognizable. The Tulip Tree is native to eastern North America and prefers soils with normal moisture, but can grow in humid regions. The lifespan of the Tulip Tree can reach 500 years or more in optimal conditions. The Tulip Tree provides wildlife like birds and mammals with food throughout the year.

Pair of elevation drawings of a Tulip Tree drawn in detail and in silhouette
The Tulip Tree, Liriodredon, is a characteristically large deciduous tree with bright green leaves that are similar to tulip flowers after which it was named. The Tulip Tree has an oval shape canopy with yellow-green flowers up high. The aromatic stems make the Tulip Trees easily recognizable.

Pair of elevation drawings of a Tulip Tree drawn in detail and in silhouette
Tulip Tree
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Height: 70’-100’ | 21.3-30.5 m
Width (Canopy): 40’-50’ | 12.2-15.2 m
Leaf Shape: Squarish outline, 3-4 lobed
Leaves (Length): 4”-6” | 10.2-15.2 cm
Leaves (Width): 3”-4” | 7.6-10.2 cm
Color: Green-yellow; vibrant yellow (fall)
Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera

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Tulip Tree elevation (detail), elevation (outline)

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American Elm Tree
Dimensioned drawing of an American Elm Tree with measurements for height and canopy width and a person for scale

The American Elm Tree, also known as the white elm or water elm, is a large and hardy deciduous tree species native to eastern North America. Scientifically referred to as Ulmus americana, American Elms are naturally found in rich habitats that include floodplains, streams, swamps, hillsides, uplands, and mountain rivers. Once living for several hundred years, the lifespans of American Elms today are now limited to under 100 years due to Dutch elm disease.

American Elm Trees are notable for their expansive canopies that reach widths of 60’-100’ (18-30 m) and overall heights between 50’-100’ (15-30 m).

Elevation and plan drawings of an American Elm Tree with detail
The American Elm Tree, also known as the white elm or water elm, is a large and hardy deciduous tree species native to eastern North America. Scientifically known as Ulmus americana, American Elms are found in rich habitats including floodplains, streams, swamps, hillsides, uplands, and mountains.

American Elm Trees are notable for their expansive canopies that reach widths of 60’-100’ (18-30 m) and overall heights between 50’-100’ (15-30 m).

Elevation and plan drawings of an American Elm Tree with detail
American Elm Tree
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Height: 50’-100’ | 15-30 m
Width (Canopy): 60’-100’ | 18-30 m
Trunk Diameter: 4’-5’ | 1.2-1.5 m
Leaf Shape: Thin, elliptical, double serrated margin
Leaves (Length): 3”-5” | 7.6-12.7 cm
Leaves (Width): 1”-3” | 2.5-7.6 cm
Color: Green, Yellow (Seasonal)
Habitat: Woodland
Scientific Name: Ulmus americana

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American Elm Tree side elevation (detail), side (man walking dog), plan (detail), side (outline), plan (outline)

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Sycamore Tree
Scale comparison illustration of a Sycamore Tree compared to the size of a person labeled with height dimensions

The Sycamore Tree, Acer pseudoplatanus, is a large deciduous tree with serrated leaves and a wide canopy. The Sycamore Tree is recognizable by its bark with irregular patches, green-yellow flowers, and domed crown. The leaves of the tree have 5 lobes with thick veins the protrude on the underside.

It is naturally found in both Central Europe and Western Asia and prefers moist, well-drained soils. The Sycamore Maple has a long lifespan ranging between 200 to 500 years. The Sycamore Tree provides valuable food to wildlife through its leaves, pollen of its flowers, and seeds.

Pair of illustrations of a Sycamore Tree in both detail and silhouette elevations
The Sycamore Tree, Acer pseudoplatanus, is a large deciduous tree with serrated leaves and a wide canopy. The Sycamore Tree is recognizable by its bark with irregular patches, green-yellow flowers, and domed crown. The leaves of the tree have 5 lobes with thick veins the protrude on the underside.

Pair of illustrations of a Sycamore Tree in both detail and silhouette elevations
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Height: 100’-135’ | 30.5-41.1 m
Width (Canopy): 100’-135’ | 30.5-41.1 m
Leaf Shape: Broad 3-5 lobe
Leaves (Width): 4.0”-10.0” | 10.2-25.4 cm
Color: Medium to dark green; tan to brown (fall)
Scientific Name: Platanus occidentalis

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Sycamore Tree elevation (detail), elevation (outline)

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White Ash | American Ash Tree
Elevation drawing of the White Ash (American Ash) Tree with dimensions for overall height and canopy sizes

The White Ash (American Ash Tree), Fraxinus americana, is a deciduous tree with a wide-spreading canopy and was given it is named due to the color of the underside of its leaves. In appearance, it is very similar to the Green Ash Tree making it difficult to distinguish between both trees. The White Ash (American Ash Tree) is native to eastern and central North America and does not thrive under harsh conditions.

The White Ash Tree has a lifespan that can reach the age of 200 years old, but is highly susceptible to the Emerald Ash Borer which has been spreading across different landscapes. The tree provides seeds to wildlife like finches and cardinals as well as habitat.

Detailed elevation and plan drawings of the White Ash (American Ash) Tree
The White Ash (American Ash Tree), Fraxinus americana, is a deciduous tree with a wide-spreading canopy and was given it is named due to the color of the underside of its leaves. In appearance, it is very similar to the Green Ash Tree making it difficult to distinguish between both trees.

Detailed elevation and plan drawings of the White Ash (American Ash) Tree
White Ash | American Ash Tree
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Height: 50’-80’ | 15.2-24.4 m
Width (Canopy): 40’-50’ | 12.2-15.2 m
Leaf Shape: Five to Nine leaflets per leaf
Leaves (Length): 8”-15” | 20.3-38.1 cm
Color: Dark green and lighter below; yellowish with purple (Seasonal)
Scientific Name: Fraxinus americana

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White Ash | American Ash Tree elevation (detail), plan (detail), elevation (simple), plan (simple)

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Ginkgo | Maidenhair Tree
Dimensioned elevation drawing of the Ginkgo (Maidenhair) Tree measuring height and canopy size

The Ginkgo (Maidenhair) Tree, Ginkgo bilboa, is a deciduous tree with a large angular canopy and long erratic branches as it grows with a pyramidal silhouette. The Ginkgo (Maidenhair) Tree also grows deep roots and has fan-shaped leaves with veins that radiate out.

This species of tree is native to native to China with the first Ginkgo (Maidenhair) Tree first appearing over 290 million years ago. The Ginkgo (Maidenhair) Tree has a long lifespan as it can live up to 3,000 years. Although the Gingko (Maidenhair) Tree has withstood the test of time it currently does not provide much wildlife value.

Detailed plan and elevation drawings of the Ginkgo (Maidenhair) Tree
The Ginkgo (Maidenhair) Tree, Ginkgo bilboa, is a deciduous tree with a large angular canopy and long erratic branches as it grows with a pyramidal silhouette. The Ginkgo (Maidenhair) Tree also grows deep roots and has fan-shaped leaves with veins that radiate out.

Detailed plan and elevation drawings of the Ginkgo (Maidenhair) Tree
Ginkgo | Maidenhair Tree
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Height: 25’-50’ | 7.5-15.2 m
Width (Canopy): 25’-35’ | 7.6-10.7 m
Leaf Shape: Fan shaped with leaf blade
Leaves (Length): 2”-3.9” | 5-10 cm
Color: Green, Yellow (Seasonal)
Scientific Name: Ginkgo biloba

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Ginkgo | Maidenhair Tree elevation (detail), plan (detail), elevation (simple), plan (simple)

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