Deciduous

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.


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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 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.

Hybrid Poplar - Populus: 40' to 90 high narrow crown with silvery green leaves. Rapid growth in well drained to moderately well drained, loamy sand to clay loam soil. Will not tolerate shade. Plant at least 100 from drain tiles. Short lived.

Paper Birch (Canoe) - Betula papyrifera:: 50' to 70' with equal spread. Well drained soils, acid, moist, sandy or silty loams. Full sun. Handsome tree for bark and fall color. Medium to fast growth rate. Dull green leaves of summer change to yellow in the fall. This is one of the trees that contribute to the magnificent fall color spectacle in our northern forests. Wide variety of soils; does best on well drained, acid, moist, sandy or silty loams; full sun; not a particularly tough tree and should not be used in difficult, polluted areas.

Paw Paw - Asimina trilobal: 10 to 20 tall with equal spread. Multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with short trunk & spreading branches forming a dense pyramidal or round topped head. Tends to sucker & forms loose colonies in the wild. Medium growth rate in moist, fertile, deep, slightly acid soils; does well in full sun, will tolerate shade but will alter the shape of the tree. Native.

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. Native.

Red Maple - Acer rebrum: Common, widespread maple species that can grow in many conditions, from dry soils to swampy areas. Reaches up to 100 ft. tall. Classic maple-shaped leaves known for their beautiful fall foliage. Fairly smooth, gray bark. Small, red flowers appear in March & April. Samaras fruit in early summer.

Red Oak - Quercus rubra: 60 to 75' with equal spread. Fast growing in fertile moist well drained acidic soil. Full sun, partial shade. Shallow roots are sensitive to changes in grade. Native.

Sugar Maple - Acer saccharum: 60 to 75' in well-drained, moderately moist fertile soil. Slow growing, shade intolerate. This shade trees dark foliage turns shades of red & yellow in fall. Root system is shallow & spreading. Native.

White Oak - Quercus alba: 60 to 80' tall, equal or greater spread. Slow to medium growth. Full sun, deep, moist, well drained soils. Uses as a shade tree for a large area. Native.
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