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Which is the Best Tree to Plant?

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I will plant 5 hardwood trees this fall..... should I plant Maples? Are there certain varieties that seem to be hardier? I've given up on Ash trees. Any help you can offer will be appreciated. Thank you, Susan

Extension Message
From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Tree selection should be based on the results of a checklist:

1) Soil drainage, pH, and fertility 2) Site selection, limitations, and adjacency 3) Small, medium, or large tree? 4) Deciduous or conifer? 5) Hard mast, soft mast, or no mast? 6) Beautiful spring flowers? 6) Beautiful fall foliage? 7) Etc.

Here is a good Website to help you sort through some of these checklist items:

The Morton Arboretum Tree Selection:

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