The Trees are Here!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:35pm

The trees arrived this week!

Merikay Smith will be distributing them on Saturday (April 2nd) at 14909 Spring Meadows Drive, Germantown.  9:30 am to 3 pm.  (Rain or Shine).  For those interested in receiving trees, email Merikay at  to let her know. 

Red maple (Acer rubrum)–not utility wire compatible

Red maple commonly grows to 90 feet tall and is adaptable to a wide variety of sites. It will tolerate wet sites but will have best development under moist, well drained conditions.

River birch (Betula nigra)–not utility wire compatible

Attractive, fast growing, multi-stemmed tree that may grow up to 80 feet with a spread of 40 to 60 feet, river birch is excellent on wet sites.  Full sun to light shade.  Leaves yellow in the fall.

Yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) –not utility wire compatible

Yellow poplar is valuable for lumber and veneer. It grows best in full sun on moist, well drained sites and can reach 120 feet at maturity with a crown spread of 50+ feet.  Flowers are yellow with an orange band at the base of each petal.  Leaves turn golden yellow in the fall.

White pine (Pinus strobus) – not utility wire compatible

This evergreen averages 80 to 100 feet tall at maturity and has a crown spread between 30 and 50 feet. It has a tall straight stem up to 4 feet in diameter with branches com­monly in whorls.  This fast growing native prefers fertile well-drained soils and full sun, but young trees will tolerate light shade.

Pin oak (Quercus palustris) – not utility wire compatible

Typically reaches 70 to 90 feet tall, but can grow as high as 120 feet and spreads to 40 feet.  Is fast growing for an oak.  Leaves turn a deep scarlet red in the fall.  This tree does best on wet, acidic, poorly drained sites, but gets out-competed by other species on better quality sites.  Prefers full sun, but is partial shade tolerant in youth.  Acorns eaten by various mammals.

Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) – not utility wire compatible

A large, sun loving native deciduous tree with a tapered trunk that often reaches 130 feet tall. Although commonly found in river swamps, wet stream banks, and wet depressions, this tree can grow in dry and compacted soils.  It is valued for wildlife habitat and timber.  Bald cypress is decay resistant and tolerant of strong winds, heat, and drought.   Its fall color is usually quite attractive turning needles a warm, reddish brown color.  Cypress “knees” are produced only when grown in or near water.  Bald cypress makes a great street tree.

Southern Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)

A multi stemmed shrub, growing 6-10 feet tall and wide producing dark blue berries that attract many birds. This native is adaptable to many soil conditions from dry to fairly wet and prefers partial shade or full sun.

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