Trees provide essential structure and lay the framework for your landscape. Trees not only provide a focal point for your yard, but also offer shade as well as shelter for birds and wildlife. And although many trees tower far above the ground, there are varieties for virtually all landscape needs and wants. Trees offer a range of color and foliage types, growth speeds and density. With so many things to consider, determining the best trees for your landscape can be a difficult, confusing task. The Better Homes and Gardens Plant Encyclopedia lists trees based on common and scientific name, and offers options that help solve certain landscape problems. Essential growing information, including USDA Hardiness Zone, sun or shade tolerance, and moisture requirements, is also included. You'll also learn the mature size and growing characteristics of each tree to help you make the best use of your space. View a list of trees by common name or scientific name below.