Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Black Walnut is a tall, straight shade tree that produces a good quantity of nuts that are enjoyed by wildlife and humans. Black Walnut grows best on lower north and east facing slopes and flood plains. It needs soil that is fertile and moist, yet we drained. Be aware...
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...
American Linden [Basswood] (Tilia americana)

American Linden [Basswood] (Tilia americana)

American Linden (also known as Basswood) has late blooming, fragrant flowers that are highly attractive to bees and produce excellent honey. This tree prefers deep, rich, well-drained soil and full sun. It can be found on river banks just above the ordinary high water...