We have a great selection of trees as we head into fall. We have still have some large trees left, especially White Pine. On medium-sized trees we have a larger selection and the small tree inventory is even better with strong numbers and new plants coming. We have the Dura-heat River Birch, Sun Valley Red Maple, Sweet Birch, Baldcypress and Dawn Redwood plus many more. We still have a very good selection of Paperbark Maples and a moderate number of Sugar Maples.
Two small trees that I'm excited about, Indian Cherry and Native Smoketree. They're native to Eastern Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and probably Nebraska. The Indian Cherry has rich foliage ornamented by red fruit in late summer/early fall. Smoketree opens the spring season with lovely lime colored foliage maturing to medium green. The smoke-like floral effect begins late spring lasting well into summer. Fall color rivals or exceeds Sugar Maple. We have limited inventory on these items so get here soon...
Trees are cool.
They are natural air conditioners.
The evaporation of a single tree can produce the cooling effect of 10 room-sized air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.
In Palo Alto, CA, communities with trees averaged 6-8 degrees cooler temperatures than communities without trees.
Well-placed trees can reduce residential air conditioning costs 20-50%.
Do the math.
Planting trees is a good investment.
It's not a native. You can tell that by the name.
But it's trouble-free. No Dogwood Anthracnose. No Powdery Mildew or leaf spot. No expensive maintenance and yearly spraying. That's more than you can say about the native Dogwood, the popular Cornus florida.
And it has a jump on spring. It'll be flowering in about two weeks.