Deciduous trees, unlike evergreens, lose their leaves during the cold or dry season and remain bare until they grow new leaves each spring. Deciduous trees are often collectively referred to as hardwoods.
One of the spectacular things about deciduous trees is the vast array of colors different species produce. Colors range from the brightest yellows to the deepest reds.
Some of the most popular varieties of deciduous trees include poplars, ashes, birches, maples, locusts, and oaks. All of these trees produce the same type of popular lumber hardwoods. Other deciduous trees, such as cherries, crabapples, magnolias, and dogwoods, bloom flowers in spring prior to leaf growth. This aids the pollination process because insects are drawn to the sweet smelling, brightly-colored flowers.
Deciduous trees can create shade, lend beauty to a yard, establish property borders, and screen for privacy. Below are pictures and a brief description of some our most popular trees.