Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

Hackberry is a medium to large shade tree. (40-75’) Although it prefers to grow in a moist, well-drained soil. It is tolerant of a wide range of conditions. The bark is greyish brown with corky ridges. Hackberry produces a small berry that ripens in September and can...
Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Bur Oak is a large, long lived tree with a thick outer bark. It is scrubby in dry soils and majestic in moister soils. Bur Oak is the most wide-spread oak in Minnesota and can be found everywhere from sandy savannahs to elevated flood plains. The acorns attract...
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

Silver Maple is a large, fast growing tree with a broad crown and brittle branches. This maple grows best on well drained, moist soils that have been water deposited as in flood plains, stream banks and lake shores. Silver Maple is an early season pollinator and...
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Sugar Maple is a large tree with a dense canopy. Fall color is yellow to bright orange. The sap of the Sugar Maple can be collected in late winter and made into syrup and sugar. This tree prefers fertile, well drained soil with plenty of moisture. It does not do well...
Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Paper Birch is a medium to tall tree with a narrow crown and white papery bark that peels in thin strips. Seedlings will need full sun. Paper birch prefers well drained, cool, moist sites and can experience decline when drought stressed. It is often found along lakes...