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Old 01-01-2019, 09:44 PM
 
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Can take 100 years to get really impressive. My choice is a weeping beech. The one in my neighborhood growing up was the best jungle gym ever. A whole world was in that tree.


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Old 01-02-2019, 07:42 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Lovely. A weeping willow, given plenty of room, is like that too. A cool hiding place, with enough room for tea parties, or a fort.

Here in the south, the century old Live Oaks are breathtaking.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:13 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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Franklinia if you have the right conditions and lots of patience. One of the rarest native eastern trees.
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Assuming I had the space, and that the space was protected, this is what I would plant:

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Raven' SHAW'S LEGACY - Plant Finder

Dawn Redwood Raven

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Old 01-02-2019, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Japanese maple
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:09 PM
 
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Camphor tree
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Paper Bark Maples are a very exotic looking tree and not all that common. Iíve seen a few in Connecticut but never really planted one before until moving to Virginia. Acre Griseum

Another smaller specimen tree would be a Coral Bark (Japanese) Maple, Acerbic palmatum which is not common at all and is a real standout as a great focal point piece.
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:48 PM
 
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Lovely. A weeping willow, given plenty of room, is like that too. A cool hiding place, with enough room for tea parties, or a fort.

Here in the south, the century old Live Oaks are breathtaking.

And these. A whole Bridge To Terabithia world without the sad ending. I saw a house for sale the whole back yard shaded the roots turning in to new trees. Someone bought it and chain sawed the heck out of it to make it look as phony as them I guess but I liked that house just for that tree.


Can't find ficus as nice as that was on Google images.






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Old 01-02-2019, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Camphor tree
Those things are invasive here, I canít kill them fast enough.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:02 PM
 
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I'd opt for an oak because nowadays moms won't let kids play where they are not visible all the time. And moms are getting fatter and less capable of joining kids on trees.
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