Black Spruce (Picea mariana)

Black Spruce (Picea mariana)

Black Spruce is a small, slender conifer with short, horizontal, drooping branches. It can be identified by short, stout hairs on the twigs. Although Black Spruce typically grow in wetlands and is long lived but small in poor, bog soils, it will also grow well on...
Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)

Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)

Jack Pine is extremely hardy and thrives on sandy, gravely, dry soils that are too poor to support White or Red Pine. It is intolerant of shade and has an extensive horizontal root system making this an excellent choice for controlling erosion on dry, sandy sites....
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

Black Cherry trees prefer a well-drained, upland soil, and full sun. Seedlings will grow in the shade, but will only thrive for a few years without sun. Black Cherry flowers resemble bottle brushes and are very similar to Chokecherry flowers. The fruit is edible for...
Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis)

Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis)

Bitternut Hickory prefers rich, loamy soil can be found growing with Sugar Maple, Basswood, Red Oak, American Elm, and Green Ash. It is moderately tolerant to both floods and drought. It is slow growing in the shade and fast growing in direct sunlight. The nuts are...
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Red Maple is tolerant of a variety of soils but prefers moist conditions. It has some drought tolerance as well as tolerance to seasonal flooding. It is a medium to fast growing tree but is relatively short lived (150 years). Foliage in the fall is a brilliant red and...