City Forrester, Jacob Ryg was in for his monthly chat. He told me that fall is an excellent time to plant many varieties of trees and BONUS- they are usually on big discount at this time of year!
Don’t wait until spring, make plans to plant a tree now. On Jacob’s list, they are divided into three categories; backyard trees, boulevard trees (don’t forget to get your free permit from the City Forrester!) and trees for under power lines.
Click here to see directions on how to correctly plant your new tree.
Don’t forget to call Gopher State One Call before you dig. 1-800-252-1166
Power Line Compatible TreesAmur Maackia (Maackia amurensis) Flowering Crabapple (Malus sp.)* must be disease resistant variety Ivory Silk Lilac (Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’)Amur Chokecherry (Prunus maackii) Mountain Frost Pear (Pyrus ussuriensis ‘Mountain Frost’)Serviceberry (Amelanchier grandiflora)
Boulevard TreesKentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)Accolade Elm (Ulmus x ‘Accolade’)Autumn Gold Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’)Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)Redmond Linden (Tilia americana ‘Redmond’)Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
Yard Trees (In addition to blvd list)Norway Spruce (Picea abies)River Birch (Betula nigra)Larch (Larix sp) His Majesty Corktree (Phellodendron amurense ‘His Majesty’)Ironwood (Ostrya virginiana)Black Maple (Acer nigrum)Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)Autumn Blaze Maple (limited use)