April 27, 2021

Tree of the Week: Chokecherry

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager Chokecherry, bitter cherry, bitter berry, bird cherry – none of the common names assigned to Prunus virginiana make it sound like […]
April 20, 2021

Tree of the Week: Flowering Dogwood

Legendary plantsman Michael Dirr calls Cornus florida, the flowering dogwood, “the aristocrat of native flowering trees”, and who could disagree? The white flowers (pink on some […]
April 13, 2021

Tree of the Week: Redbud

Flowering dogwood might be our state tree, but Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) is our most reliably beautiful flowering tree. It’s ubiquitous both as a cultivated plant […]
April 6, 2021

Tree of the Week: Serviceberry

Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp., in our region typically A. canadensis, A. arborea and A. x grandiflora) has easily climbed its way to the top of nearly every […]
April 1, 2021

Tree of the Week: Yoshino Cherry

For over 1000 years, the people of Japan have observed the spring tradition of hanami, “flower viewing,” which does not just refer to any old flower. […]
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