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shade tree

noun
1.
a tree planted or valued for its shade.
Origin of shade tree
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism
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  • Where conditions of life are not too severe it could be used for shade tree planting.

    Trees of Indiana Charles Clemon Deam
  • In Indiana it has been used in all parts as an ornamental and shade tree.

    Trees of Indiana Charles Clemon Deam
  • Where conditions of life are not too severe, it may be used for shade tree planting.

    Forest Trees of Illinois Fuller George D.
  • In this drawing you will observe how lovingly the shade tree shelters the cacao.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • The black and sugar maple are the two most desirable trees for shade tree planting in Indiana.

    Trees of Indiana Charles Clemon Deam
  • It is an admirable lumber tree, as well as a noble street and shade tree.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • As a shade tree it possesses one or two good qualities, quick growth and an indifference to the smoke and grime of cities.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • At twelve feet it branched in two, each division bigger than any shade tree in town.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White

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