Tree Packets

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

       Longevity
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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Nut Packet

2 Black Walnut, 3 Butternut, 3 Hazelnut, 2 Northern Pecan

Black Walnut:: Height 70 to 90’ with an open crown, prefers well-drained soils, loam to clay loam, full sun, shade tolerant. Produces nuts in Sept/Oct. Fast growing, Valuable for timber. (contains the phytoxin juglone which can cause stunting, death or wilting in many plants when thy are planted nearby. Not all plants are affected).

Butternut: A tree with a short trunk & broad open crown, 50 t 70’at maturity. Moderate to fast growth rate. Most soils, full sun, intolerant of shade. Pro-duces nuts late August - October.

Hazelnut: Multi-stemmed shrub/small tree 10-15’ spread approximately 2/3 the height. Moderate to fast growth in well drained, loamy silt; full sun or light shade; prune anytime; tends to sucker from the roots & must often be thinned out to maintain a respectable appearance.

Northern Pecan: 70 to 100’ high with a 40 to 75’ spread. Growth rate is medium, increasing 13-24” per year. Prefers full sun and will do will in most soils. Begins to bear nuts in 6 to 10 years after planting. Needs to be planted in multiples for pollination.

Pollinator Packet

Two of Each Variety

American Plum Prunis americana: A deciduous large shrub or small tree with a broad crown, reaching heights up to 15’. Fruits are red to yellow, almost globular edible plums about l inch in diameter, flowers are white. The plant’s numerous stems are grayish & become scaly with age; its branches are more or less spiny with sharp-tipped twigs. Shallow roots spread, widely, & sprout readily. Winter-hardy, but intolerant of shade & drought. The thorny, suckering growth highly important for wildlife cover & food. Preferred browse for whitetail deer.

Choke Cherry: 20' to 30’ high with 18 to 25’ spread. A small suckering tree or large shrub with crooked branches and slender twigs forming an oval rounded crown. White flowers appear late April-May. Fruit is red to dark purple, which can be used for jams, jellies and wine.

Meadowsweet: An upright shrub 4’ high with 1 to 3’ spread. Full to partial sun. Wet to medium wet soil moisture. White flowers June to August, deadhead to promote longer bloom time. Flowers look similar to Butterfly bush. Attracts butterflies.

Pasture Rose: 1' to 3’ tall with a 5’ spread. Best grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Spreads by suckers to form colonies or thickets in the wild. Showy fragrant pink flowers appear in May, rosehips in late summer. Attracts birds & butterflies.

Red Osier Dogwood: 10' to 12’ high shrub with equal spread. White flowers in June, whitish fruit in August -Sept. This dogwood is common throughout Michigan in open wetter places; shade intolerant easily transplanted. Valuable as a landscape plant.

Wildlife Packet

Two of Each Variety

American Plum - Prunis americana: A deciduous large shrub or small tree with a broad crown, reaching heights up to 15’. Fruits are red to yellow, almost globular edible plums about l inch in diameter, flowers are white. The plant’s numerous stems are grayish & become scaly with age; its branches are more or less spiny with sharp-tipped twigs. Shallow roots spread, widely, & sprout readily. Winter-hardy, but intolerant of shade & drought. The thorny, suckering growth highly important for wildlife cover & food. Preferred browse for whitetail deer.

Hazelnut - Corylus americana: Multi-stemmed shrub/small tree 10' to 15’ spread approximately 2/3 the height. Moderate to fast growth in well drained, loamy silt; full sun or light shade; prune anytime; tends to sucker from the roots & must often be thinned out to maintain a respectable appearance.

Ninebark: 5' to 9’ with 6' to 10’ spread. Upright spreading with stiffly re-curved branches. Well drained to moist sites; sun to partial shade. Flowers are white or pinkish. Provides good cover for wildlife and informal hedging. Medium to fast growth.

Red Osier Dogwood: 10' to 12’ high shrub with equal spread. White flowers in June, whitish fruit in August -Sept. This dogwood is common throughout Michigan in open wetter places; shade intolerant easily transplanted. Valuable as a landscape plant.

Swamp White Oak: 50' to 60’ high with equal or greater spread. Forms a broad, open round-topped crown on a short trunk. Found in low lying and more or less swampy situations such as bottom lands and banks of streams. Requires acid soil. Wood is used for furniture, flooring etc. The acorn is relished by birds and mammals.

Sorry, the 2018 Tree Sale is over for this year.
Thank you for your support. Please check back mid-January for the 2019 sale!



Monroe Conservation District
1137 South Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI 48161
734.265-9311     catherine.acerboni@mi.nacdnet.net
www.monroecd.org