The Norway Spruce is the major tree in the Black Forest of Germany. As the fastest growing spruce, it has seen over 6 ft of growth in one year, given perfect weather and very little competition. This spruce is not a tree for a small yard.
Persimmon is a southeastern U.S. native tree that is easily recognized in winter by its unusual rugged, blocky bark. Female trees produce large orange-brown fleshy fruit that are edible after the first frost. Thick, dark green leaves turn a yellow fall color. Native persimmon is not readily available in nurseries, but several selected cultivars are produced for their edible fruit.
Although often confused with the Scarlet Oak, the Pin Oak grows in nearly pure stands on shallow sites that drain poorly. Scarlet Oaks are an upland species preferring soils with good drainage. Another unique identification for this species is the mature trees branch positions. The upper branches will point upwards, middle branches perpendicular to the trunk and the lower branches slumped downward.
Plantskydd products are a "non-toxic repellant that repels animals before they bite by emitting odor that browsing animals associate with predator activity. Rainfast in 24 hours and lasts up to 6 months." Effective against deer, rabbits, voles, squirrels, chipmunks, opossum and other critters!
Ready to use granules that you spread by hand or use a lawn spreader for large areas. Treats 1,500 sq. ft.
Prairifire Crabapple was once commonly found throughout the Midwest prairies and savannas. Spectacular in bloom, deep pink flower buds open to white flowers. Their fruit is popular with a myriad of wildlife. Unfortunately, prairifire crabapple is susceptible to many foliar diseases.
Eastern Red cedar is an evergreen tree that is often seen as a shrub. Eastern Red cedars grow in fields, on roadsides, and in woods as an understory tree. They are often pioneers, meaning one of the first trees to take over a field. The bark of these trees is reddish-brown, and peeling off in shreds. Eastern Red cedars have two types of flowers which bloom in the spring. Male flowers are yellowish-brown and female are light bluish-green. It is a tree of reddish wood giving off the scent of cedar chests.
Red Maple is one of the most common trees in our area. This tree can be found just about anywhere, including forests, stream banks and fields. It is a pioneer tree, which means it is one of the first to take over a field. It is also often an understory tree, growing beneath larger trees. Due to its adaptability has made this species a common tree in home landscape. Red Maples extend from Florida and west to Texas and Minnesota.
The Red Pine is also called the Norway Pine. The bark is reddish brown while the wood has a pale red pigment. The dark green needles are soft and flexible. When bent sharply they snap or break cleanly rather than just folding over as needles of other pines. They are unable to tolerate urban conditions or shading by other tree species.
The Redhaven Peach is a well-known and popular variety. It originated in South Haven, Michigan back in 1930 and finally introduced in 1940. It grows 20 to 25 feet tall and wide, bearing fruit after 3 to 4 years with peak production at 8 to 12 years. They are tolerant to heat and humidity. They are heavy bearing and cold hardy. The fragrant, pink flowers will develop late to avoid any spring frosts.
Rhubarb needs an open, sunny spot. Rhubarb does need a cold period before it will start to put on new growth in spring, however hard frosts may damage the newly emerging growth, so try not to plant in a frost pocket if you can. Prepare the bed well by removing weeds and digging in composted manure, and plant the crowns at intervals of 75cm - 1m, making sure the dormant buds are just below the surface of the soil. Keep watered well and in spring apply a dressing of composted manure, making sure you avoid covering the crown of the plant. You should also remove any flowering stalks which appear. In the second year, you may start to harvest some of the stems, but restrict yourself to between a third and a half of the total crop, leaving the rest to mature on the plant.
Rugosa roses are known for their extreme hardiness, alluring spicy fragrance, attractive fruit and fall color. Rugosa roses are large, 4- to 6-foot-high shrubs, suitable for difficult sites and tend to have fewer disease problems.
Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon is a hardy deciduous shrub. It is upright and vase-shaped. Individual flowers are short-lived, lasting only a day. However, buds are produced abundantly on the shrub’s new growth providing prolific flowering over a long summer blooming period. The Rose of Sharon requires ample moisture and some protection from midday to afternoon sun to flower at its best.
The Silky Dogwood is a large shrub grown in an upright rounded form. When young the stems are a stunning bright red in the fall, winter and early spring turning to a reddish brown come summer. As it matures, the stems remain the reddish brown year round until eventually maintaining a gray pigment. Although sometimes mistaken for Red Osier Dogwood, the brown pith and blue toned fruits distinguishes this from its lookalike. Although highly tolerant of shade, they do not thrive well in droughty conditions.
2018 Edition Plat book lists land parcels by township and property owner.
Stanley plums are medium to large, oval, dark blue fruits with a European freestone with yellow-green flesh. This tree is a heavy annual producer. This variety is ideal for drying, fresh eating, and canning.
Stella Sweet Cherry
This popular and prolific varieties features showy white flowers in spring and superb, dark red, sweet fruit in summer. This is an excellent self-pollinating variety that can be used as a pollenizer for other sweet Cherries.
MAZZARD, standard rootstock
Sugar maples can survive in a wide variety of soil types but for maximum tree growth and sap production, soils should be moist and well drained. They can be found in canyons, ravines, valleys and streambanks, but also found on dry rocky hillsides. The common name refers to the use of species for making sugar and syrup.
Of all the members of the White Oak family, the contrast of the leaf color from top to bottom is the most apparent and back side bleached. Thus the specific moniker “bicolor” is very much suitable. Branches grow flares of bark but as the bark matures becomes ridged and furrowed.