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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Deciduous Trees

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25’-30’ | 7.6-9.1 m
25’-30’ | 7.6-9.1 m
Blue Palo Verde Tree
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Red Oak | Champion Oak Tree
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Red Oak | Champion Oak Tree
White Ash | American Ash Tree
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White Ash | American Ash Tree
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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Weeping Willow Tree
Dimensioned elevation drawing of the Weeping Willow Tree measuring canopy size and height ranges

The Weeping Willow Tree, Salix babylonica, is a medium to large deciduous tree that is characterized by its open crown of branches that sweep down towards the ground. It is easily recognized by its long finely serrated leaves that also grown in a downwards form. The Weeping Willow Tree is native to northern China preferring stream or pond habitats.

The average lifespan of the Weeping Willow Tree consists of 40 to 75 years, but tend to live much shorter lifespans as they are highly susceptible to disease and insect problems. The Weeping Willow Tree provides habitat for birds, squirrels, or raccoons as well as pollen and nectar for bees.

Detailed elevation and plan drawings of the Weeping Willow Tree
The Weeping Willow Tree, Salix babylonica, is a medium to large deciduous tree that is characterized by its open crown of branches that sweep down towards the ground. It is easily recognized by its long finely serrated leaves that also grown in a downwards form.

Detailed elevation and plan drawings of the Weeping Willow Tree
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Height: 30’-50’ | 9.1-15.2 m
Width (Canopy): 50’-70’ | 15.2-21.3 m
Leaf Shape: Lance shaped
Leaves (Length): 2.5”-6” | 6.4-15.2 cm
Color: Light green; yellow (seasonal)
Scientific Name: Salix babylonica

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Sassafras Tree
Scale illustration of a Sassafras Tree compared to the size of a person with typical height measurements

The Sassafras Tree, Sassafras albidum, is a type of deciduous tree that has become distinguished by its aromatic properties as all parts of the tree are aromatic. The Sassafras Tree can be recognized by its slender branches covered with smooth orange-brown bark. It has 3 distinct leaf patterns – unlobed oval, bilobed, and trilobed.

The Sassafras Tree is native to eastern North America and eastern Asia preferring wet and well-drained soils. The Sassafras Tree thrives in moist sites and has an average lifespan of 100 years. The fruit of the Sassafras Tree is eaten by deer, bears, wild turkeys, and birds.

Detail and outline silhouette illustrations of a Sassafras Tree
The Sassafras Tree, Sassafras albidum, is a type of deciduous tree that has become distinguished by its aromatic properties as all parts of the tree are aromatic. The Sassafras Tree can be recognized by its slender branches covered with smooth orange-brown bark. It has 3 distinct leaf patterns.

Detail and outline silhouette illustrations of a Sassafras Tree
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Height: 49’-66’ | 14.9-20.1 m
Width (Canopy): 40’-50’ | 12.2-15.2 m
Leaf Shape: Mitten-shaped, 3-lobed, or ovate
Leaves (Length): 4.0”-6.0” | 10.2-15.2 cm
Color: Yellow, orange, red, brown
Scientific Name: Sassafras albidum

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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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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
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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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