Conifers

Native Wildflowers, Grasses, & Woodland Plants Sale is in Progress Now!
Please Order by June 7, 2021 and Use This Order Form.
Pickup location: 9180 South Custer Rd (M-50), Monroe, MI. (North side of road.)
Order Pick-up and Extra Plant Sale on Thursday, June 17 from 3:30 6:30pm.


Sorry, the 2021 Tree Sale is over for this year.
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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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Black Spruce: Growth Rate: Slow. Size: 30-50 feet high and 20-30 feet wide. Shape: Narrow, Pyramidal, Upright. The tree is very narrow and conical to spire-like with descending branches. Lower limbs sweep the ground. Twigs, leaves and seeds are important wildlife food. Very valuable as nesting sites for birds. Prefers full sun and acid soil, moist, well-drained soil, wet soil. Can tolerate occasional drought and wet sites. Due to its shallow root system, black spruce is prone to wind throw (uprooting by wind). 2 yr.



Norway Spruce - Picea abies: Moderately fast growing to 50' tall with 10' spread full sun, average well drained soil. Takes well to pruning. 2 yr.



White Cedar - Thuga occidentalis:: 60' to 90' tall with pyramid-shaped crown. Stiff short needles. Fast growing in well drained to somewhat poorly drained clay to loam soil. Full sun, can tolerate some shade. 2 yr. Native.



White Pine - Pinus strobes: 75' to 100' tall in well-drained sandy to clay soils. Less tolerant of shade with age. Long needles, fast growth rate. Long soft needles. 3 yr. Native.



White Spruce - Picea Glauca: 75' to 100' tall. A dense pyramidal tree widely used in hedges and windbreaks. Fast growing in well drained to somewhat poorly drained clay to loam soil. Full sun, can tolerate some shade. 2 yr.


Native Wildflowers, Grasses, & Woodland Plants Sale is in Progress Now!
Please Order by June 7, 2021 and Use This Order Form.
Pickup location: 9180 South Custer Rd (M-50), Monroe, MI. (North side of road.)
Order Pick-up and Extra Plant Sale on Thursday, June 17 from 3:30 6:30pm.


Sorry, the 2021 Tree Sale is over for this year.
Thank you for your support. Please check back mid-January for the 2022 sale!


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