shade tree


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shade tree

n.
A tree planted chiefly to provide shade from sunlight.
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shade′ tree`


n.
a tree planted or valued for its shade.
[1800–10]
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Noun1.shade tree - a tree planted or valued chiefly for its shade from sunlightshade tree - a tree planted or valued chiefly for its shade from sunlight
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Grass and weeds grow pretty rankly all about, and a few shade trees, somewhat the worse for wind, and leaning all in one direction, seem to be making a concerted effort to run away.
Before long they came to a stately building that stood upon a green plain with handsome shade trees grouped here and there.
When the farmers could not get to the woods and swamps with their teams, and were obliged to cut down the shade trees before their houses, and, when the crust was harder, cut off the trees in the swamps, ten feet from the ground, as it appeared the next spring.
Between the curving line of hotels and the lake is a broad avenue with lamps and a double rank of low shade trees. The lake-front is walled with masonry like a pier, and has a railing, to keep people from walking overboard.
The street was wide and lined with rows of shade trees. Velvet lawns, broken only by cement sidewalks, ran down to the gutters.
* Bur oak: This large Midwest native tree is a great shade tree for spacious yards and other areas where it has lots of space to grow.
"When we first envisioned Shade Tree we knew it would be a terrific development in a desirable place to live and we are glad that others have recognized it too," said Greg Kalikow, Executive Vice President of Kalikow Group.
The Apartments at Shade Tree, a multifamily community in Johns Island, has been sold to a Savannah-based real estate investment firm for $42.25 million.
Kalikow, along with partners EYC Companies and Breakers Capital Partners, sold the 248-unit Apartments at Shade Tree in Johns Island to an affiliate of Savannah, Ga.-based Wicker Park Capital Management.
The coordinated effort is in support of Friends Of The Shade Tree, a local organization founded to financially support The Shade Tree Shelter in providing safe refuge to physically abused and homeless women and children.
Physical characteristics of shade tree such as foliage density, height and shape and the type of species also play an important role because it can affect the ability of climate modification around the city through the shade coverage, evapotranspiration, photosynthesis and wind protection.
Find the lone shade tree and hear a bit of folklore of the fauna and wildflowers along the way, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.