Tree of the Week

August 12, 2021

Tree of the Week: Rock Elm

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager Rock elm, Ulmus thomasii, is uncommon in the forests of Missouri and hasn’t been sold in the nursery trade in over […]
August 25, 2021

Tree of the Week: White and Red Mulberry

“All around the Mulberry bush, the farmer chased the weasel…” Morus alba, White Mulberry, and Morus rubra, Red Mulberry, are both trees. There is no Mulberry […]
August 31, 2021

Tree of the Week: American beech

American beech, Fagus grandifolia, is native only to the southeastern corner of Missouri, and struggles to grow around St. Louis. It is intolerant of clay soil, […]
September 7, 2021

Tree of the Week: White Oak

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager The white oak (Quercus alba), at least in these parts, is the Cadillac of Canopy, the King and Queen (oaks are […]
September 16, 2021

Tree of the Week: Pawpaw

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager Pawpaw, Asimina triloba, is a small understory tree, usually reaching about 25-30 feet in height and perhaps 20 in spread. The […]
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