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Maple trees are identified by their leaf shape, opposite branching and special winged seeds called samaras. Leaves on maple trees have three to five lobes, and they vary in length from 3 inches to 12 inches. Opposite bra... More »

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Hemlock trees are characterized by wide, linear needles with short, rounded ends. Unlike many types of evergreen trees, the hemlock's needles grow on small stems attached to twigs and are one of the tree's most distingui... More »

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Beech trees have simple, toothed leaves and light gray bark that remains smooth with age. Beeches are excellent for shading and produce edible, albeit bitter, nuts. More »

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Types of maple trees can be identified by the shapes and sizes of their leaves, their bark and their winged seeds, which are called samaras. They can also be differentiated by the habitat where they're found, their matur... More »

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Start seeds indoors by planting them in small containers of moistened soil-free potting mix, watering and then covering the containers loosely with plastic to trap heat and moisture. Keep the containers in a warm, draft-... More »

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