shade tree


Definition of shade tree 

: a tree grown primarily to produce shade

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The kitchen accesses an outdoor deck and a garden area full of perennials and shade trees. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Historic school house built in 1796 asks $450K," 11 Oct. 2018 Stone paths and shade trees meander through the property, leading from house to house with stops at terraces that pull in canyon, mountain and city views. Jack Flemming,, "Eva Longoria shears the price of Hollywood Hills compound she bought from Tom Cruise," 20 June 2018 Cold drinks and shade trees were there to help take minds off the rising humidity as Bayou Boogaloo came to a close. Chris Granger,, "A sunny Sunday full of music, food and flotation devices at Bayou Boogaloo: Photos," 20 May 2018 They can be found on many fruits and vegetables, ornamentals, and shade trees. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "10 Most Destructive Garden Insects And How To Get Rid Of Them," 3 June 2016 The expansive green areas with giant shade trees also were places for major celebrations, including Juneteenth — commemorating June 19, 1865, the day that Union Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston to announce that slavery had ended. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "Historian and UTSA archaeologists discover remains at forgotten African American burial site," 18 June 2018 Dead and rotting branches can serve as points of entry and sources of infection for such problems as melanose in citrus and carpenter ants and wood rot in shade trees and shrubs. Dan Gill,, "How to keep insects, weeds and diseases out of your South Louisiana garden," 24 May 2018 This summer in Balboa Park, the Old Globe is presenting a musical about the Lorax, a wizened furry creature fighting to save his community’s beloved shade trees from extinction. Pam Kragen,, "San Diego woman aims to plant 1,000 trees," 7 July 2018 Parents gathered under a nearby shade tree to watch. Sara Cardine,, "YMCA of the Foothills brings ‘portable’ water safety lessons to area families," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of shade tree

1806, in the meaning defined above

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