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Old 08-28-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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There are no trees I hate (all trees are beautiful in some way), but conifers are my least favorite I guess.

Some of my favorites...

Quercus Virginiana (Southern Live Oak)





Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress):



Florida Royal Palms:




...and of course the king is the Coconut Palm:







Even though not a tree...I must give honorable mention to Mangroves….they are always interesting to look at:

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I agree! But this doesn't really belong in the weather forum. Neither does the palm tree debate thread.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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Originally Posted by wavehunter007 View Post
There are no trees I hate (all trees are beautiful in some way), but conifers are my least favorite I guess.

Some of my favorites...

Quercus Virginiana (Southern Live Oak)





Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress):



Florida Royal Palms:




...and of course the king is the Coconut Palm:







Even though not a tree...I must give honorable mention to Mangroves….they are always interesting to look at:

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I agree on your choices, beautiful!
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:06 PM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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I agree on your choices, beautiful!

Thanks....
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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American Elm






American Chesnut (slowly coming back)







Crepe Myrtle (flowers all summer long)











Live Oak with Spanish Moss

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Old 08-28-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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There are thousands of species of trees, especially in the tropics (temperate trees are extremely boring in comparison)...I like the look of SE Asia's dipeterocarp forest. Of the more than 2,600 palm species...the coconut is far from the best looking either (overrated imo). Don't really care for the look of willows or pines, although pines do look nice from a distance.

The last photo of the "mangrove" tree is actually a screw-pine (Pandanus sp.) which is more closely related to palms than dicots.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Favorite: Japanese maple. I admire the very elegant shape and beautiful color.

Least favorite: Ginko and any other tree that drops off smelly, ugly stuff every year. If you've never encountered a ginko, the Washington Post described it thusly, "The bouquet of a ginkgo tree’s fruit has strong notes of unwashed feet and Diaper Genie, with noticeable hints of spoiled butter."
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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My favorites are the California Coast Redwood (Sequoia Sempevirens), the Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and the Ponderosa and Jeffrey Pines (Pinus ponderosa and jeffreyi); the last two named have been known to crossbreed.
Last time I tried posting images it was a disaster but in a nod to Ariete, I'll try again.

These are part of a grove of Redwoods from Jed Smith State Park near Crescent City, California. These are relative midgets rising to "only" 250 to 275 feet. (75 -85 meters)
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 47°10'N 0°25'E
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All trees can be beautiful. If I must shoose some favorites that's difficult and should be for my personal history with them; so let's try:

1. Olive trees
http://ogi.soleou.com/media/fck/image/Champ%20d'olivier.JPG

2. Parasol pines
http://www.ecobalade.fr/sites/defaul...?itok=VTBkjMgs

3. Platanus
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fzMO5ONN9S...0/s640/010.JPG

4. Oaks

Many others...
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:38 PM
 
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London Plane tree looks great. Why don't you guys London-natives talk about it?
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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My favourites..

Spruce


Redwood


Fir


Birch


Oak


Maple




Coniferous trees look better in winter, deciduous trees look better in summer.
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