Juniper Trees

 7. Juniper Trees Junipers are often mistaken for cedar trees. But they are a different species of trees altogether. The difference is that a juniper tree is an evergreen tree rather than a deciduous one. As small trees, junipers usually have spiky needles and dense little cones with a strong piney scent. But as they mature, these needles fan out into scaly leaves with clusters of needles. While junipers can grow up to 100 feet tall, many stop at around 6 feet. So, you've probably seen more of the smaller, shrubby junipers than tall, elegant ones. 8. Willow Trees When you think of a willow tree, you can probably picture this distinctive tree in your head. It's easily identified by its low-hanging branches and oval leaves. These trees are often found near water, such as lakes, rivers, or streams. As they're deciduous trees, they lose their leaves in the winter. And in fact, there are many different types of willow trees, with over 400 in total. These include dwarf willows, s

Sycamore Trees

 Sycamore Trees Sycamore trees are mighty hardwood trees that grow a huge trunk and a large, leafy crown. You'll find that the trunk is covered with thinner, reddish bark. They are popular choices in parks and gardens as they provide a lot of shade. Beneath a sycamore tree is an ideal place to have a picnic! Sycamores grow across Europe, North America, and certain parts of western Asia. 5. Maple Trees Maple trees are easy to identify, thanks to their distinctive bright red leaves. These leaves also have a unique shape that you'll recognize from the Canadian flag. Maples are the national tree of Canada, but they grow much more widely than you might imagine. You can find them all across North America, but also in China and Japan. Maples are native to many other northern countries, too. The sugar maple tree is perhaps the most famous type of maple. It produces that world-famous sweet maple syrup that tastes so good on pancakes. But even the varieties that don't make sweet syru

Oak Trees

 1. Oak Trees Oak trees are beautiful trees that grow to massive sizes if given a chance. But the process happens very slowly over hundreds of years. From a tiny acorn to a mighty oak, as the saying goes. These trees are awarded for their durable and valuable hardwood. In the past, it was a popular choice for furniture, wood paneling, and even building ships. There are two main types of oaks, white oaks, and red oaks. As their name suggests, red oaks have darker bark than white oaks. But each type produces acorns, which you may find scattered over the ground near an oak tree. 2. Birch Trees Birch trees are hardwood deciduous trees that are easy to spot. They have a silvery bark, although it can look white depending on the tree. The leaves are triangular, have a serrated edge, and droop downward. There are eleven common types of birch trees such as the bog birch, cherry birch, and paper bark birch. There are also local varieties, including the Himalayan and the Japanese white birch. The