There are two main categories of trees: evergreen and deciduous.
Evergreen trees keep their leaves and deliver visual interest all year long. They also can shelter your home from frosty winter winds while providing a natural privacy screen to your yard.
Deciduous trees shed their leaves every year. Even without their leaves, they can provide 4-season interest with their branch structure and bark patterns. Whether you want flowers, fruits, nuts or glowing fall foliage, there is a native, deciduous tree for you to choose from.
For More Information
- The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens Michael A. Dirr, Keith S. Warren, 2019
- Native Trees, Shrubs & Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing and Propagating North American Woody Plants, William Cullina, Houghton Mifflin, 2002
- Trees and Shrubs of New England, Marilyn Dwelley, Down East Books, 2nd ed., 2000.
- Trees in the Urban Landscape: Site Assessment, Design, and Installation, Peter Trowbridge and Nina L. Bassuk, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2004.
Weston’s most common species are:
- Pinus strobus (white pine), 24%
- Quercus rubra (red oak),13%
- Acer rubrum (red maple), 9%
- Quercus velutina (black oak), 8%
- Acer platanoides (Norway maple—invasive species), 7%