Deciduous

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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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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.

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.

Sycamore - This native is a fast growing tree with a massive trunk and grayish bark that exfoliates to expose the inner creamy white bark. Wide open spreading crown of crooked branches. Prefers the deep rich soil of river and stream banks and bottom lands. Height 75-100 feet. 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.
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Monroe Conservation District
1137 South Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI 48161
734-265-9311     Catherine.Acerboni@mi.nacdnet.net
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