shade tree

noun

Definition of shade tree

: a tree grown primarily to produce shade

Examples of shade tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, landscape enhancements will preserve the shade tree canopy of the park, located at the intersection of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue. BostonGlobe.com, "The City Council unanimously approved a resolution in July committing the full funding of the work, anticipating the state grant would reimburse the city for part of the cost. The grant was awarded through the state’s," 30 Oct. 2019 Think energy-saving, centralized air conditioning facilities that free up building roofs for greenery, pedestrian-and-driverless-car-centric streets, and hundreds of shade trees. Paul Abercrombie, chicagotribune.com, "Tampa sees a renaissance along the river," 12 Nov. 2019 Think energy-saving, centralized air conditioning facilities that free up building roofs for greenery, pedestrian-and-driverless-car-centric streets, and hundreds of shade trees. Washington Post, "Tampa reinvents itself to show off its shores," 8 Nov. 2019 The Green Towson Alliance now says, though, that the second phase — the planting of trees and installation of amenities — will likely not be completed until the end of next fall, when shade trees are added. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "Radebaugh Park in Towson enters second stage of construction," 11 Oct. 2019 There’s a large park across the way from Wolf’s neighborhood, a good collection of shade trees around the buildings, and a breeze coming off nearby Lake Mendota. Samantha Harrington, Scientific American, "How Extreme Weather Threatens People with Disabilities," 18 Sep. 2019 Maike wanted to find out exactly how this change in coffee cultivation practice was affecting the production, and if there was a case to be made for farmers to retain native shade trees. Nandita Jayaraj, Quartz India, "The coffee plantations of India’s western ghats are being wrongly blamed for climate change," 4 Sep. 2019 The level yard is dotted with towering shade trees and perimeter garden beds. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Historic Fremont estate at The Gardens of Palmdale," 3 Sep. 2019 The work will also provide landscaping improvements, as well as shade trees along the median and near the bus shelters. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "Shaker Heights ponies up for Clean & Safe program, busway in Van Aken District," 2 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of shade tree

1806, in the meaning defined above

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8 Dec 2019

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“Shade tree.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shade%20tree. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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