FOUR DECIDUOUS SEEDLING CHOICES

Deciduous trees lose their leaves for part of the year, typically at the end of the growing season. If you have ever raked leaves in the fall, those leaves had fallen off deciduous trees.

NORTHERN RED OAK

GROWTH

Fast growing & good for landscapes. They grow 60 - 70 feet tall with a spread of 40 - 60 feet. Tremendous shade in the summer and beautiful color in the fall.
Zones 3 - 7

CARE

Easy to transplant and tolerant of urban conditions, including dry and acidic soil.

INTERESTING FACT

Acorns mature every other year, attracting wildlife when they do.
Northern Red Oak trees line sidewalk in autumn

NORTHERN RED OAK

RED MAPLE

GROWTH

Red Maple trees are known for their brilliant red autumn foliage. They are fast growing and can reach 40 - 90 feet tall and to 150 years of age. At maturity, the crown spans 25 - 40 feet in width.
Zones 3 – 9

CARE

Red maples thrive from the east coast to the Mississippi River, and from Newfoundland to Florida. They like bright sun to partial shade. In the North, they grow best in wet woods and bottom lands, and in the South in dry upland areas.

INTERESTING FACT

The sap of a Red Maple can be used to make syrup, though not as high quality as sugar maples. Its wood is used for inexpensive furniture, railroad ties, and firewood.
Brilliant Red Maple with Washington Monument.

RED MAPLE

RIVER BIRCH

GROWTH

The River Birch grows to a height of 40 - 70 feet at a medium to fast rate with height increases of 13 inches to more than 24 inches per year. The species is valued for its relatively rapid growth, tolerance of wetness, and even some drought conditions.
Zones 3 – 9

CARE

As its name suggests, the River Birch grows naturally along riverbanks. But, as a landscape tree, it can be planted almost anywhere in the U.S. Full sun and partial shade are best for this tree.

INTERESTING FACT

River Birch wood was once used for ox yokes, wooden shoes and other products needed around the farm. Disdained by loggers as knotty and spindly, they were often left to grow along the riverbanks to control erosion.
Lone Birch tree in field.

RIVER BIRCH

BLACK LOCUST

GROWTH

Grows 40 - 100 feet high with a smallish diameter of 2 - 4 feet. The leaves are dark blue-green with a light underside, which makes for a beautiful graceful picture in the wind.
Zones 4 – 8

CARE

The shallow, aggressive roots help hold onto soil. The tree grows quickly and on poor soils due to its ability to fix nitrogen. Likes sunlight and dry soil.

INTERESTING FACT

Its wood is one of the most rot resistant as well as being one of the hardest. Europe has started to supplant tropical woods with this tree.
blacklocust

BLACK LOCUST

Please note, ultimately what is shipped could depend on our supplier. They plant trees a year in advance attempting to predict future sales. Heavy demand and/or weather related impacts on growth can affect the availability of trees. Accordingly, we reserve the right to substitute based on availability.

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