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Georgia Trees: Which Ones Are in Your Yard?

The state of Georgia is home to some of the most beautiful tree species in the country. When you schedule a tree service serving Decatur and Atlanta, you may want to ask your ISA certified arborist to help you identify some of the species that are in your yard. While identifying your trees will provide you with additional information about your landscaping, having this knowledge will also allow you to schedule the right tree trimming service for each different type. If you are wondering about proper tree trimming for your yard, here is a look at how to identify some common Georgia trees.

Trident Maple

The Trident Maple tree will make its presence known during the fall season, when its leaves will turn a vibrant shade of bright red. As a deciduous tree, you can expect the Trident Maple to lose all of its leaves over the course of the fall and winter seasons. If you are wondering whether you have a Trident Maple in your yard, you can look for its orange colored bark and large, tri-lobed leaves.

Mockernut Hickory

If your yard contains 1 or more trees that are nearly 80 feet tall, your property may be home to the Mockernut Hickory. This distinctly Georgian tree is characterized by its greyish bark and slow growth pattern. When you are identifying the leaves of a Mockernut Hickory, you can look for foliage that is yellow on the top and darker green underneath. During the fall season, the Mockernut Hickory will turn a vivid shade of yellow.

Sassafras

The Sassafras tree has thick foliage that grows in a bushy pattern around its trunk. One of the unmistakable qualities of a Sassafras tree is its bright blue fruit, which appears in the late summer season. When a Sassafras tree is fruiting, it may attract many different species of native birds. While the Sassafras typically grows in forested areas, some homeowners are lucky enough to have this delightful tree growing in their backyards.
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