Tree Variety Information

Tree & Shrub Growth Rate
Slow: less than 1 foot/year
Moderately slow: 1 - 2 feet/year
Moderately fast: 2 - 3 feet/year
Fast: greater than 3 feet/year

Short-lived: less than 100 years
Moderately short-lived: 100-150 years
Moderately long-lived: 150-250 years
Long-lived: over 250 years

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Black Cherry - Prunus serotina: native to eastern North America. A medi-um sized tree, bark resembles burnt potato chips. Cherries turn black when ripe. Fast growing in deep, moist, fertile soils but can be found on dry gravelly or sandy soils & shade tolerant. Two trees needed to fruit. Excellent source of wildlife food. Timber is used for cabinetry.

Hackberry - Celtis occidentalis: 40' to 60' tall with equal spread. Fleshy fruit ripening in Sept.-Oct., flavored like dates & relished by birds & wild-life. Medium to fast growth rate in rich moist soils, but will grow in dry, heavy or sandy rocky soils,& is shade tolerant. Performs admirably un-der adverse conditions. Butterfly nectar plant.

Pin Oak - Quercus palustris: Pyramid in shape, 60' to 70 high with 25' to 40 spread. Very distinctive growth habit. A faster growing oak. Will tolerate wet soils. Natural habitat is on wet clay flats where water may stand for several weeks. Full sun. Widely used native oak for landscaping.

Red Maple - Acer rebrum: Rounded crown at maturity. 40 to 70' with equal spread. Grows medium to fast in fertile moist, well drained soil. Full sun to light shade. Native.

Red Oak - Quercus rubra: Fast growing, rounded tree 60 to 75' high, equal spread in fertile moist well drained acidic soil. Full sun, partial shade. Do not disturb ground around base, shallow roots are sensitive to changes in grade. Native.

Sugar Maple - Acer saccharum: Dark foliage turns shades of red and yellow in fall. 60' to 75' tall, slow growth rate in well-drained, moderately moist fertile soil. Tolerates shade. Root system is shallow & spreading.

White Birch - Betula papyrifera: 40' to 50 tall on moist, well-drained, sandy or loamy soil, will tolerate wet or dry soils. Narrow pyramidal crown. Resistant to the bronze birch borer. Leaves turn yellow in autumn.

White Oak - Quercus alba: 60' to 80' tall, equal or greater spread. Pyramidal when young, rounded when mature, branching is irregular. Full sun, acidic soil, transplant at a small size, can be difficult to move & establish. Attractive slow-growing, long-lived. Use as a shade tree for large area.
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Monroe Conservation District
1137 South Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI 48161