Welcome, September! The dog days of summer are coming to an end, and cooler temperatures means it's a great time to plant a tree! Earlier this year, we published a 3-part blog series about the ins-and-outs of tree planting: 1) Where and what to plant; 2) Finding quality nursery stock; and 3) How to plant it right! Still, we are asked frequently...
"What should I plant?" It's a complicated question, as every landscape is unique, and every homeowner has different expectations for what their ideal tree would offer. Should it be tall or wide? "Tidy" and easy to maintain? Flowering or fruiting? Should it offer sparse or dense shade? Is it purely for beauty as a landscape accent or does it have a job, like shading a driveway or home?
Thankfully, the Nebraska Forest Service has published an awesome list of suggested trees for 2016. The trees from that list are shown below, along with their seeds/fruit, foliage and fall color. Click the tree name for more information!
This list is not all-inclusive, of course, but it does provide great trees that are proven to thrive in our region and that are readily available. We work with select local nurseries that provide quality stock. Call us if you're interested in planting any of these species!
16 Trees for 2016
Large Deciduous Trees (40'+ at maturity)
Small to Medium Deciduous Trees
Oak, Gambel (Quercus gambelii)
10/25/2016 11:22:10 pm
Great post for Fall!
10/28/2016 06:48:59 pm
10/28/2016 06:50:17 pm
It is great to see tree service companies not only helping to prune and to cut away dead trees, but also to talk about planting new trees.
10/28/2016 06:51:48 pm
We have clients ask similar questions about planting trees and which trees are the best to plant at particular times of the year.
10/30/2016 04:42:23 am
Sugar Maples are beautiful.
5/10/2017 11:39:07 am
I agree with MJ. Great info for the fall season. Thx
10/15/2020 03:20:44 am
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3/16/2021 08:12:10 am
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5/26/2021 12:56:26 am
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10/28/2021 02:37:16 am
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11/12/2022 03:02:29 am
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Amy Grewe, Certified Arborist & Co-Owner