Favorite & least favorite tree(s) and Why?
What is your favorite tree (or trees) and why?
What is your least favorite tree (or trees) and why?
Please share what characteristics you like or dislike about the tree(s).
Right now my favorite trees are Chestnut Oak and Bur Oak. I like these trees because of their branching structure and strong winter silhouette. Their bark is also particularly attractive and the trees provide food for wildlife. I also like the fact that they are long-lived trees (400 years) and will be around long after I am gone. (most maples only live about a hundred years or so).
I actually love almost all trees, but I HATE Siberian elm, cottonwood, boxelder and green ash. Terrible, terrible, weedy trees. I pull hundreds of tree seedlings out of my gardens every summer. By the time I get all of the little trees removed from the gardens, the next seasons battle is just around the corner and I have to start all over again.