School Tree ID’s

May 16, 2016

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School Tree ID’s

Greer Middle

JL Mann High

Taylors Elementary

 

Greer Middle

 

*TreesGreenville planted some of these trees at Greer Middle

Tree #1 – Acer rubrum,  red maple

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  • Mature Height and Spread: 40′-60′ tall, 25′-35′ wide, moderate to fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: tolerates wet sites; moderate drought tolerance once established; sun to part shade; well-drained, moist, fertile, hummus rich, slightly acidic soil
  • Uses: specimen tree, shade tree, plantings along streets or medians (does not tolerate heavy air pollution)

Tree #2 – Chionanthus virginicus, fringetree

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  • Mature Height and Spread: 8′-15′ tall, 6′-10′ wide, slow growth rate
  • Site Conditions: moderate drought tolerance; sun to part shade (requires bright sun for good flowering); well-drained, moist, sandy, loam or clay soil
  • Uses: small tree, large shrub, borders, naturalized areas

Tree #3 – Cercis canadensis, ‘Forest Pansy’ redbud

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  • Mature Height and Spread: 20′-25′ tall, 15′-20′ wide, moderate growth rate
  • Site Conditions: moderate drought tolerance; part shade to full sun; well-drained, moist, fertile, hummus rich, well-limed, sandy, clay or loam soil; not tolerant of wet sites or soil compaction
  • Uses: small flowering tree, accent tree, lawn tree, small shade tree

Tree #4 – Amelanchier x grandiflora, ‘Autumn Brilliance’ serviceberry

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  •  Mature Height and Spread: 15′-20′ tall, 15′-20′ wide, slow growth rate
  • Site Conditions: moderate drought tolerance; full sun to light shade; well-drained, moist, fertile, hummus rich, well-limed, slightly acidic soil
  • Uses: landscape tree, small flowering tree, buffer strips, parking lots, medians, resident street tree, naturalized sites

Tree #5 – Juniperus virginiana, Eastern red cedar

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  • Mature Height and Spread: 30′-50′ tall, 10′-25′ wide, moderate to fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: moderate to high drought tolerance; full sun; well-drained, moist, fertile, hummus rich, well-limed soil
  • Uses: specimen tree, naturalized sites, windbreak, screen, hedge and group plantings

Tree #6 – Acer griseum, paperbark maple

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  • Mature Height and Spread: 20′-30′ tall, 15′-25′ wide, slow growth rate
  • Site Conditions: low drought tolerance; full sun to part shade; well-drained, moist soil
  • Uses: landscape tree, buffer strips, parking lots, medians, resident street tree

Tree #7 – Pyrus calleryana, callery pear, INVASIVE

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  • Mature Height and Spread: 30′-40′ tall, 30′-40′ wide, moderate to fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: low drought tolerance; full sun; well-drained, moist, fertle slightly acidic, well-limed soil
  • Uses: TreesGreenville does not recommend planting invasive species. This tree can typically be found along a street, in a parking lot, in an above ground planter, or as a lawn tree.
  • Substitutions: overcup oak, red maple, crepe myrtle, apple cultivars, plum and cherry cultivars

Tree #8 – Carya illinoinensis, pecan

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  •  Mature Height and Spread: 70′-100′ tall, 40′-75′ wide, moderate to fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: moderate drought tolerance; full sun; acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well-drained, wet and clay soils
  • Uses:  nut tree (must plant more than one tree for nut production), lawn tree, naturalized site

Tree #9 – Liquidamber styraciflua, sweetgum

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  • Mature Height and Spread: 60′-75′ tall, 35′-50′ wide, fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: tolerates wet sites once established; low to moderate drought tolerance; full sun to part shade; well-drained, moist soil
  • Uses:  restoration plantings, naturalized sites

Tree #10 – Quercus nigra, water oak

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  •  Mature Height and Spread: 50′-80′ tall, 50′-80′ wide, fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: tolerates wet sites; low to moderate drought tolerance; full sun to part shade; acidic, loamy, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils
  • Uses:  lawn tree, shade tree, restoration plantings, resident street tree

Tree #11 – x Cupressocyparis leylandii, leyland cypress

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  •  Mature Height and Spread: 50′-80′ tall, 15′-20′ wide, moderate to fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: moderate to high drought tolerance; full sun; well-drained, moist soil; important to lime soil and maintain moderate pH level
  • Uses:  large hedges, privacy screen
  • Substitutions: poor branching structure and pest and disease problems make the leyland cypress less desirable; instead, try arborvitae cultivars, ‘Carolina Sapphire’ Arizona cypress, magnolia species

Tree #12 – Nyssa sylvatica, blackgum

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  • Mature Height and Spread: 65′-75′ tall, 25′-35′ wide, moderate to fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: high drought tolerance; full sun to part shade; well-drained, moist, slightly acidic, clay, loam, or sandy soil
  • Uses:  shade tree, specimen tree, parking lo islands, buffer strips, medians

 

JL Mann High

 

Tree #1 – Amelanchier arborea, serviceberry

  • Mature Height and Spread: 15′-20′ tall, 15′-20′ wide, slow growth rate
  • Site Conditions: moderate drought tolerance; full sun to light shade; well-drained, moist, fertile, hummus rich, well-limed, slightly acidic soil
  • Uses: landscape tree, small flowering tree, buffer strips, parking lots, medians, resident street tree, naturalized sites

Tree #2 – unidentified

Tree #3 – quercus rubra, red oak

  • Mature Height and Spread: 60′-70′ tall, 50′-60′ wide, fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: moderate to high drought tolerance; full sun, tolerates part shade; well-drained, moist, fertile, hummus rich, slightly acidic soil
  • Uses:  lawn tree, shade tree, restoration plantings, resident street tree

Tree #4 – Morella cerifera, wax myrtle

  • Mature Height and Spread: 15′-25′ tall, 20′-25′ wide, moderate growth rate
  • Site Conditions: tolerates extended flooding; moderate drought tolerance; full sun to part shade; well drained, acidic to alkaline soil; clay, loam to sandy soil
  • Uses:  restoration plantings, naturalized sites, screening, parking lot plantings, container or planter

Tree #5 – Cercis canadensis, Eastern redbud

  • Mature Height and Spread: 20′-25′ tall, 15′-20′ wide, moderate growth rate
  • Site Conditions: moderate drought tolerance; part shade to full sun; well-drained, moist, fertile, hummus rich, well-limed, sandy, clay or loam soil; not tolerant of wet sites or soil compaction
  • Uses: small flowering tree, accent tree, lawn tree, small shade tree

Tree #6 – Taxodium distichum, bald cypress

  • Mature Height and Spread: 60′-80′ tall, 25′-30′ wide, moderate to fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: tolerates extended flooding; high drought tolerance once established; full sun to part shade; well-drained, slightly alkaline to acidic, clay, loam, or sandy soil
  • Uses:  specimen tree, shade tree, resident street tree, restoration, wet sites

Tree #7 – Acer rubrum, red maple

  • Mature Height and Spread: 40′-60′ tall, 25′-35′ wide, moderate to fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: tolerates wet sites; moderate drought tolerance once established; sun to part shade; well-drained, moist, fertile, hummus rich, slightly acidic soil
  • Uses: specimen tree, shade tree, plantings along streets or medians (does not tolerate heavy air pollution)

Tree #8 – Asimina triloba, pawpaw

  • Mature Height and Spread: 20′-35′ tall, 15′-25′ wide, moderate growth rate
  • Site Conditions: full sun to part shade; acidic soil
  • Uses:  fruit tree (must plant more than one tree for fruit production)

Tree #9 – Cotinus coggygria, smoketree

  • Mature Height and Spread: 10′-15′ tall, 12′ wide, moderate growth rate
  • Site Conditions: tolerant of wet soils; full sun; moderate drought tolerance; acidic, alkaline, loamy, sandy, well-drained and clay soils
  • Uses:  specimend tree, landscape tree

Tree #10 – Salix matsudana, corkscrew willow

  • Mature Height and Spread: 25′-35′ tall, 20′-25′ wide
  • Site Conditions: full sun to part shade; well-drained, moist, clay, loam or sandy soil
  • Uses:  specimen tree, winter interest

Tree #11 – Magnolia grandiflora, Southern magnolia

  • Mature Height and Spread: 40′ tall, 20′ wide, moderate to fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: full sun to part shade; moderate to high drought tolerance; well-drained, moist, fertile, hummus rich soil that is well-limed
  • Uses:  screening, specimen tree, landscape tree

Tree #12 – Quercus phellos, willow oak

  •  Mature Height and Spread: 60′-75′ tall, 40′-50′ wide, fast growth rate
  • Site Conditions: tolerates wet sites; moderate to high drought tolerance; full sun; well-drained, moist, hummus rich, slightly acidic soil; adaptable to clay, loam and sandy soils
  • Uses:  lawn tree, shade tree, resident street tree

 

Taylors Elementary

 

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Oakview Elementary

    1. Tree #1 – Genus species / Common name / Mature Height / Mature Width / Growth Rate / Drought Tolerance / Soil & Light Requirements / Uses
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Species information from Hutchinson’s Tree Book and Arbor Day Foundation Tree Guide.