Like other plant species, trees have a lot of variation on the basis of certain features like growth habits, cultural or habitat needs, aesthetic or practical usefulness to mankind, and some other qualities. Today I'm going to write about the trees which are resistant to wind, salt, drought, fire, ice, heat and shade amazingly. Having my strong relation with plant sciences, I believe that this article will be informative and helpful to the landscapers, town planners, environmentalists, horticulturists, botanists, and also for the educators and students from plant sciences.

Resistant trees are indexed below. To get detail of each tree, please click on the title which will lead you to a detailed webpage of  that particular tree.

Wind resistant trees:

 They stand up best against the storm's buffeting.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7f/Caesalpinia_pulcherrima_0005.jpg

2.  Clusia

http://www.hear.org/starr/images/full/starr-010425-0042.jpg


 
http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/651/390Delonix_regia.jpg


 
 http://housing.caltech.edu/plants/eugenia%20myrtifolia.jpg


 
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3f/Metrosideros_umbellata_1.jpg



 
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/3228867587_0fffe42616.jpg



 
http://www.webbuild.net/AOSgarden/images/Bayurtree.jpg


 
http://www.geographylists.com/chinadoll.jpg



 
http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/image/?q=030523-0146

  

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Treestub.jpg


 
http://wgbis.ces.iisc.ernet.in/energy/water/paper/Relic/1_Syzygium%20sp_13.JPG


 
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3247/2835510117_01968565b1.jpg

Salt resistant trees:

These trees like growing near the sea or in salty soils.

1. Acacia:

 
http://www.veeriku.tartu.ee/~ppensa/Acacia1.jpg



 
http://www.invasive.org/weedcd/images/1536x1024/5286053.jpg

3. Butea:

 
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Dhak_%28Butea_monosperma%29_flowering_tree_in_Kolkata_W_IMG_4259.jpg



 
http://hpb.narod.ru/adyar/calophyllum_inophyllum-habitat.jpg

5. Clusia:


http://www.floridagardener.com/FLNatives/ClusiaRosea.jpg

6. Cordia:

 
http://www.floridagardener.com/FLNatives/CordiaTree.jpg

7. Delonix:


http://mgonline.com/media/Images/r/royal08.jpg


 
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zKDjcLXZBTI/Sw7jl-p_-vI/AAAAAAAAC8U/R_bwFcy7tXg/s1600/Dryandra_woodland_6_break_away.jpg

9. Eugenia:

 
http://www.wellgrowhorti.com/Pictures/Landscape%20Plants/Trees/Thumbnail/Eugenia_13.jpg


 
http://www.dasignsourcebotanicals.com/plantphotos/Guaiacum%20sanctum%20form.jpg


 
 http://www.art.net/studios/hackers/strata/hibiscus/pink-hibiscus-tree.JPG


 
http://asgap.org.au/jpg/960713.jpg



 
http://image.gardening.eu/giardino/Alberi/Liriodendron/Liriodendron.jpg


 
http://media.photobucket.com/image/lonchocarpus/wdwplants/Animal%20Kingdom%20flowering%20trees/1b01.jpg?o=5

15. Metrosideros:

 
http://www.valenciahoa.org/MetrosiderosExcelsus.jpg


 
 http://lhostelaw.com/djl/belize/991003be_nesttree.jpg


 
http://bss.lacity.org/UrbanForestryDivision/gif/MyoporumLaetum.jpg


 
 http://www.australianplants.com/images/photos/Pittosporum_undulatum.jpg


 
http://hpb.narod.ru/adyar/thespesia_populnea-habitat.jpg

Drought resistant trees:


These trees never bother about drought conditions.


1. Adenium:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/345384080_26a4559160.jpg


2. Aloe:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1198/552073234_904070aa7d.jpg


3. Baikiaea:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/wildworld/images/profiles/terrestrial/at/sm/at0709a.jpg


4. Banksia:

http://bluecray.org/files/banksia.jpg


5. Bulnesia:

http://zoneten.com/_borders/Bulnesia%20arborea%20tree%20in%20bloom.JPG


6. Chilopsis:

http://www.landscape-resources.com/portfolio/treesx/images/Chilopsis%20linearis%20Lucretia%20Hamilton%20tm.jpg


7. Dalea:

http://z.about.com/d/geology/1/0/p/4/smoketree.jpg


8. Dolichandrone:




9. Hakea:

http://www.marinatreeandgarden.org/treelist/hakea_tree.jpg


10. Inga:


http://www.ozpolitic.com/gardening/trees/photos/inga.jpg

11. Ipomoea:



12.  Leucospermum:

http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantklm/plimagesklm/leucospercono2.jpg


13. Markhamia:

http://www.geographylists.com/markhamia.jpg


14. Olneya:

http://www.delange.org/IronwoodTree/Dsc00001.jpg


15. Pachira:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/Pachira_aquatica_Tree.jpg


16. Pereskia:

http://www.banana-tree.com/catalog%20images/image2431.jpg


17. Pomaderris:

 http://floraofberowra.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/pomaderris-lanigera_small.jpg


18. Protea:

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/4897856.jpg


19. Pterodon:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2628/4225972526_e70e501536.jpg


20. Qualea:

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/small/27512101.jpg


21. Tecomella

http://static.newworldencyclopedia.org/b/bf/Rohida1.jpg


Fire resistant trees:


These trees have bark think enough to ignore the hottest blaze.



1. Bowdichia:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3190/2733444309_5f372bc503.jpg


2. Melaleuca:

http://grove.ufl.edu/~cittdev/tame/html/gallery/melaleuca/001.jpg


3. Tecomella:
http://www.ecoworld.com/animals/arid-agriculture-vs-deserts.html

4. Tectona:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Tree_%28Tectona_grandis%29_I_IMG_6081.jpg


Ice Resistant trees:


These tree species resistant to ice damage can be planted to reduce tree and property damage from ice storms.


1. American sweetgum:

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/images/Sweetgum-Am_220_7.jpg


2. Aborvitae:

 http://www.tree360.com/Trees/arborvitae_trees.jpg


3. Black walnut:

http://www.mitzenmacher.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/Black%20Walnut_001.jpg


4. Blue beech:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UIy2jOt5ST0/Sj0I6WM5yyI/AAAAAAAAARc/0kNOyIoqNwY/s400/Beech+Tree+VS+09-024.jpg


5. Catalpa:

http://barnacles.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/catalpa1.jpg


6. Eastern hemlock:

http://www.oplin.org/tree/fact%20pages/hemlock_eastern/tree.jpg


7. Ginkgo:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginkgo_biloba


8. Ironwood:

http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ca/images/palmsprings/wildflowers_palm_springs.Par.19105.Image.640.490.1.gif


9. Kentucky coffee tree:

http://campus.murraystate.edu/academic/faculty/howard.whiteman/field/plants/KentuckyCoffeetree.jpg


10. Little-leaf linden:

http://www.itrees.com/buy-trees/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/f/i/file_8_5.jpg


11. Norway maple:

http://www.shoppingbank.com/sb/pia/d/acer+platanoides+crimson+king+norway+maple+tree/pid/4262621

12. Silver linden:


http://www.tree-pictures.com/silver-linden-tree.jpg

13. Swamp white oak:

http://www.cirrusimage.com/Trees/swamp_white_oak_4.jpg


14. White oak:

http://www.holtonframes.com/_img/oak/white-oak-tree.jpg


Heat resistant trees:


Trees that thrive in hotter climates are:


1. Rabbit-eye blueberry:



http://www.texarkanacollege.edu/~dallard/505/Image251.jpg


2. Silver linden:


http://www.centralparknyc.org/images/content/pagebuilder/10823.jpg

3. Chestnut oak:

http://www.oplin.org/tree/fact%20pages/oak_chestnut/tree.jpg


4. Ussurian pear:

http://www.mortonarb.org/images/stories/tree_advice/tom-som/TOM092009_Ussarian_Pear.jpg


5. European olive:


http://home.online.no/~jawaage/OliveTree.gif


6. Crape myrtle:

http://www.geographylists.com/crape_myrtle.jpg


7. Arbutus marina:

http://www.jamesdeandesign.com/Slide_Show/Plant_Catalog/TREES/Arbutus%20Marina.jpg


Shade resistant or shade bearer trees:


These trees grow underneath other trees.


1. Brunfelsia:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_M6zpIFJ8984/SUsevFC8vII/AAAAAAAACdg/mI05fYhq2hI/s400/May+24+134.JPG


2. Burchellia:

http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantab/plimagesab/burchellbulb.jpg



3. Conopharyngia:



http://toptropicals.com/pics/garden/2004/4/4100.jpg


4. Eucryphia:

http://www.free-images.org.uk/trees/eucryphia-cordifolia.jpg


5. Hirtella:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pxJxB2Pigds/Rtn9Tb5B9-I/AAAAAAAAABo/E0rrC3HDQVI/s400/hirtella.jpg

6. Palicourea:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/485787640_c506633641.jpg?v=0


7. Quintinia:


http://media.photobucket.com/image/Quintinia%20tree/xavenz/tree_titoki.jpg

8. Solanum:

http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/841/20048716.JPG


9. Tricuspidaria:

http://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/img/products/large/Crinodendron_hookerianum_1.jpg

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7 Response to 'Resistant trees'

  1. Anonymous
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/resistant-trees.html?showComment=1264671009920#c6273342542959459731'> January 28, 2010 at 1:30 AM

    ooooh bhai sab, Pura Jungle he blog per charha dya hay!

     

  2. Hortist
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/resistant-trees.html?showComment=1264671527023#c6610169882947859363'> January 28, 2010 at 1:38 AM

    haha.....jungle na charahta to article ki demand nhn poori honi thi :)

     

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  4. Isha Shiri
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/resistant-trees.html?showComment=1264702191469#c6060275620967087516'> January 28, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    I was enchanted at strong and beautiful trees. I really like your blog, it is different from others. Nature is beautiful.

    Appreciate your words in my Blog. I see that you also do not understand the evil.

    I wish peace for all.
    Adelle

     

  5. Wendy
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/resistant-trees.html?showComment=1264733111877#c3025038750500772930'> January 28, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Great informative post as usual. That montezuma is pretty beastly! I love that adenium.

     

  6. James Missier
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/resistant-trees.html?showComment=1264753058436#c3135370611768996993'> January 29, 2010 at 12:17 AM

    I was in "oohhh... and ahhh's" with all the information on the trees:

    1) Caesalpinia - Pride of Barbados, Delonix
    This ones are so common in my place, never knew it was wind resistant.

    2) hibiscus - never knew it was salt resistant.

    But above all, the Adenium tree trunk look so amazingly huge!

     

  7. Hortist
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/resistant-trees.html?showComment=1264764690510#c5743520613604260321'> January 29, 2010 at 3:31 AM

    James, thanks for the nice as well as practically very important comments.

    1) It's true that Ceasalpinia and Delonix are wind resistant but often thy are used for other more important purposes in landscaping like as specimen tree.

    2) Hibiscus is salt resistant but I'v practically grown it in Karachi golf Club Karachi Pakistan where the soil is salty because of Arabian sea in the neighborhood, even it was watered by household recycled water.

    3) Yes Adenium is great, I love this plant. I had my first introduction with this amazing creature in Bahrain. I was really amazed to see the innumerable variations in this plant, like variations in its flower shape, color, plant structure and above all its bindas look. I really love this prince of succulents.

    Have a nice day :)

     

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