There are many different species of trees with shallow root systems, including cottonwood, beech, birch, poplar and several types of maple. Many shallow root systems are considered invasive, as they grow quite quickly, s... More »

The Penquis Virtual Nature Center provides a list of hardwood trees that includes species of alder, poplar, birch, beech, oak, cherry, sumac, maple and ash. Each tree species has its own distinct characteristics, but all... More »

Different types of poplar trees include the white poplar, or abele, the cottonwood and the black poplar. Another poplar is the Lombardy poplar, which is a male clone of a tree grown in the Lombardy region of Italy. Aspen... More »

The two main types of root systems are taproots and fibrous roots. A taproot consists of a single large, central root with smaller side roots, while fibrous root systems consist of networks of many small roots. More »

Types of birch include crimson frost birch, European white birch, Heritage River birch, white-barked Himalayan birch and paper birch. Crimson frost birch received its name due to its deep burgundy-red leaves that turn fr... More »

The red maple, cottonwood and river birch are all trees native to Illinois. Illinois has over 20 species of oak trees, including the white oak, which is the state's official tree. Nineteen percent of Illinois's original ... More »

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Some fast-growing shade trees includes hybrid poplar, red maple, American sycamore, Leyland cypress and river birch. These trees will not only provide quick shady retreat, but also furnish a display that will add visual ... More »

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