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Pictures - deciduous, fruit trees & shrubs

The District offers the following deciduous trees and wildlife shrubs, as well as a few fruit trees. Some of these items can be purchased separately in quantities of 25 or more, some are only available in the "packets".

Wildlife shrubs and trees provide an excellent food source for a variety of songbirds and are also attractive to other wildlife species such as deer and grouse. Acorns are a particular favorite of squirrels, but they are also enjoyed by turkeys.

Fruit trees are a good food source for wildlife. Rootstock, Bud 118 are 90% the size of a standard apple tree, reaching 18-27' when full grown. They are sturdy, disease resistant, winter hardy, uniform, and productive. They do best on deep, fertile, well-drained soils that retain constant moisture. All species adapt well and transplant easily. Additional apple tree information can be downloaded from this page.
See Message Board regarding availability for 2011.

Packets are provided for landowners who don't wish to plant a large number of trees.


White Flowering Dogwood
Roselow Sargent Crabapple
Northern Bayberry
American Elderberry
Butterfly Bush
Northern Red Oak
American Chestnut
Hybrid Poplar
Apple Trees
Packets Available

White Flowering Dogwood

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Description (Native): White Flowering Dogwood is noted for its large white flowers which will open before the leaves in the spring. Prefers moist, well-drained sites with partial shade. It will also grow in full sun with adequate moisture. Height 20-40'.

White Flowering Dogwood [Click here to view full size picture]

Roselow Sargent Crabapple

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Description: A compact, densely branched woody plant. Pink buds produce white flowers in mid-May; dark red fruit appear in the fall and last through the winter. Uses: Excellent food source for wildlife. Site: Prefers sandy sites but does well on a wide variety of soils. Will reach a height of 8'. Management: Generally shrubs are planted 6' to 12' apart. Planted farther apart produces more branches & denser cover near the ground for rabbits and birds.

sargent crabapple [Click here to view full size picture]

Northern Bayberry

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Description: A deciduous shrub with upright, sprading branches. Multi-stemmed, irregular shape.  Sites: Prefers full sun, does well on dry, sandy, intertile soils, prefers acidic soils. Produces BB-sized way fruit, aromatic foliage and stems. Height 6-10'.

Northern Bayberry [Click here to view full size picture]

American Elderberry

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Description: Deciduous suckering shrub with beautiful white flowers & dark purple fruit. Grows in shade to full sun, tolerates a wide variety of wet to dry soils. Will reach a height of 9'.

WARNING - Plant parts & raw berries are toxic to humans & danergous for children!!!!!

American Elderberry

Butterfly Bush

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Description: Buddleia davidii is commonly called butterfly bush (or summer lilac) because of the hordes of butterflies (and bees) that are attracted to its wonderfully fragrant flowers. They have made a great place for themselves in the garden where their abundant bloom, attractive color and delicate fragrance wins our admiration the first time we become acquainted with them. The stems of bloom are 12" to 15" long and 3" in diameter. The plants although frozen to the ground nearly every winter, will start up nicely and form arching shrubs 5 to 10' tall. Uses: Excellent cut flowers, wildlife habitat. Sites: plant in well-drained fertile soil in full sun. Management: Cutting them back to the ground each year maintains a neater habitat. Flowers form on new wood, which grows quickly each spring.
Sold seperately and in the Homeowner Packet.

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Northern Red Oak

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Description: The Red Oak is a very long lived tree often in excess of 300 years, though harvesting should take place from 60-120 years depending on the site. Red Oaks can reach 60-80' in height and 3' or more in diameter. The leaves are 5"-8" long with 7-11, 3-toothed sharply pointed lobes. The acorns are about 1" long. Uses: The wood is used for flooring, trim, veneer, furniture, cabinets, mine timbers, and fence posts. The acorns provide an important food source for wildlife. Site: Clay to loamy sand, well-drained soils with full sunlight. Management: Oak stands are difficult to regenerate. Oak seedlings should be planted in open areas at a 10' x 10' spacing, 400-500 trees per acre. Oak wilt is a common threat but is generally contained to pockets within a stand. The two lined chestnut borer, shoestring root rot and gypsy moth attack the Red Oak. As with other species, planting on the proper site at the proper spacing will ensure healthy vigorous trees that will better withstand attacks by pests.
Sold seperately and in the Nuts/Wildlife Packet .

Northern Red Oak [Click here to view full size picture]

American Chestnut

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Large, deciduous tree of the beech family.

A prolific bearer of nuts which develop through late summer, falling to the ground near the first fall frost.

 

American Chestnut [Click here to view full size picture]

Hybrid Poplar

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Description: Extremely fast growing tree with potential height of 40' to 90'. Plants are clones, grown from cuttings and are all considered to be a male hybrid, no cotton is formed and no seed. The Hybrid poplar has been planted for quick firewood production (low B.T.U. value will be compensated by it's fast growth rate). Uses: windbreaks, shelterbelts, pulp production and firewood. Site: well-drained soils, clay loam to loamy sands. Full sun. Does poorly on soils with hardpan or in droughty conditions. Management: Recommended spacing 10' apart in rows 10' apart (400-500 trees per acre). Weed control is essential for the first few years. Protect from rodent and deer damage. Trees will sprout from stump when cut.

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Apple Trees

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Four varieties of apple trees are offered this spring. Keep in mind that apple trees are usually one of the first things to be SOLD OUT.

For apple tree descriptions and additional apple tree information, see documents below.

Documents/Forms:
Additional Apple Tree Information sheet

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Packets Available

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NUT TREE PACKET

Fifteen (15) trees: (5) Northern Red Oak 2-3' size , (5) White Oak 18-24" size, (5) American Chestnut 6-10" size


POLLINATOR PACKET

Twenty (20) 18-24" shrubs: (5) Roselow Sargent Crabapple, (5) Butterfly Bushes, (5) White Flowering Dogwood, (5) American Elderberry

This page last updated on 1/15/2014.
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