2021 Tree Choices 

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Sugar Maple

(Long Island Native)

When full grown, the sugar maple tree has a dense crown of leaves, which turn various shades of gold to scarlet in fall. Its three- to five-lobed leaves appear after the greenish yellow flowers of spring. 

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Honeylocust

(Long Island Native)

A fast-growing medium-sized tree with fragrant spring flowers. Its delicate, open silhouette lets grass grow underneath. Tiny leaflets turn yellow or yellow-green in fall. Pollution, salt and drought tolerant.

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Red Maple

(Long Island Native)

The red maple is a large tree and is named for its red flowers, red fruit, red twigs, and—of course—its brilliant red fall foliage. Autumn sightseers of the eastern deciduous forest praise the red maple for its striking scarlet leaves. Few people know that red maple foliage can turn yellow or orange in the fall too

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Serviceberry

(Long Island Native)

Serviceberry is one of the finest small trees for fall color, with leaves turning vivid shades of red and gold. Produces berry-like fruit that ripens in June, changing from green to red to purplish black. Grows in a rounded shape.

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Kwanzan Cherry

A smaller tree, the Kwanzan Cherry produces an amazing profusion of deep pink double flowers 2½" in diameter from April to early May. Features alternating leaves with an ovate shape and serrated margins. They are often reddish-copper as they emerge, turning dark green by summer and yellow, orange or bronze in the fall.

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Zelkova

Japanese Zelkova is a tough urban tree for residential shade and street plantings. It has a spreading, generally upright branching, vase-shaped habit. The crown is shorter and more rounded than the American elm