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Fabric Girdling – If you have fabric on your tree sites, you need to walk along the site to check each tree or shrub.  If the fabric is too close (girdling) to the tree, it will do harm and can affect the growth of the tree.  An additional slit in the fabric needs to be made to accommodate any new growth.  This should be checked every year until the fabric is no longer viable.  If you do not have the time to do this yourself, please contact us, as we may be able to set up a service to help you out



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Black Chokeberry – Attractive white flowers, glossy foliage and black berries. Edible fruit attracts birds. Excellent fall color.
Buffaloberry - Native. Suckers to form colony. Drought tolerant. Attractive silver leaves. Red fruit can be used for jelly.
Caragana – Drought hardy, fine leafed, yellow flowers, non-edible pods.
Cherry, Nanking – Showy flowers and sweet red fruit. Good for jelly. Good for wildlife.
Cherry, Mongolian – Glossy leaves. Showy white flowers and tart red fruit. Excellent for jelly.
Chokecherry – White flowers, blooms late April, fruits used in jams.
Cotoneaster – Glossy green leaves, non-edible fruit, ideal for hedges
Cranberry, Highbush – Attractive white flowers and red fruit. Excellent fall color. Fruit could be used for jelly. Prefers moist soil
Current, Amercian Black – Grows in flood plains and occasionally in open area. Edible fruits used by birds & animals.
Dogwood, Red Stemmed – Provides good winter color, tolerate wetter soils, white flowers.
False Indigo – Native shrub, purple flowers, grows in wetter soils, bears fruit.
Honeysuckle – Fragrant white, pink or red flowers. Inedible red or orange fruit attracts birds.
Juneberry – Native shrub, white flowers, edible blueberry like fruit
Lilac, Common – Dense suckering growth, white to mostly purple flowers
Lilac, Villosa – Non-suckering, rosy-lilac to white flowers are larger than common lilac
Nannyberry, Viburnum – Native, shiny leaves, white flowers followed by black fruit. Excellent fall color. Can be trained to a single-stemmed small tree.
Plum , American – Native shrub, fast growing, white flowers in spring. Edible fruit makes good jam.
Rose, Hansen Hedge – Fragrant pink flowers in June, bright red-orange fruit in fall attracts wildlife. Thorns, suckering plant
Sumac, Smooth – Native, suckers to form colony, excellent red fall color, red seed-heads add winter interest. Moderate drought tolerant
Willow , Sandbar – Ideal for moist soils, bark reddish-brown turning gray

Medium Trees

Apricot – Early flowering, some trees produce edible fruit
Chokecherry, Amur – Mid-May white flowers, dense branching tree, orange bark
Crabapple, Midwest – White fragrant flowers, bright red or yellow fruit
Hawthorn – White flowers followed by reddish fruit in late summer
Maple, Amur – Brilliant red fall color, commonly called ginnala maple. Prefers moist well-drained soil.
Pear, Harbin – Hardy slow growing tree, does well in droughty soils
Willow , Laurel Leaf – Beautiful glossy green leaves, does well in wetter soils

Large Trees

Ash, Green –Native, fast-growing. Yellow fall color
Cherry, Black – Native in Eastern US forests. Fast growing tree produces attractive white flowers and dark fruit. Fruit makes syrup and drinks.
Cottonwood , Seedless – Fast growing. Cottonless. Needs moist, well-drained soil for best growth
Hackberry – Hardy, good shade tree, drought tolerant
Honeylocust – Fine lacey looking leaves, may produce long brown seed pods. May produce thorns. Tough and adaptable
Linden , Little Leaf – Pyramidal growth habit. Attractive white flowers in June. Prefers moist well-drained soils
Maple, Silver – Fast growing, yellow fall color, brittle wood. Prefers moist soil
Maple, Sugar – Native to NE SD. Brilliant red, yellow and orange fall color. Excellent shade tree.
Oak, Bur – Native. Extremely tough, drought tolerant tree. Long-lived. Acorns provide wildlife food.
Walnut, Black – Native in SE SD. Valuable lumber tree Edible nuts. Attracts wildlife. Grows best in deep, moist soils.
Willow , Golden – Fast growing. Tolerates wet sites. Not drought tolerant. Attractive golden-orange bark adds winter interest.


Pine, Austrian – Slower growing than other pines, stiff needles
Pine, Ponderosa – Native. Fast-growing once established. Good wildlife plant. Drought tolerant (intolerant of wet soils)
Pine, Scotch – Attractive peeling orange bark on older trees. Drought tolerant. Popular Christmas tree. Fast growing.
Red Cedar, Eastern – Medium Conifer. Native. Very drought tolerant. Has reddish brown to purple winter color. Excellent for wildlife
Spruce, Black Hills – SD State tree. Very ornamental. Dense growth habit. Drought and alkaline tolerant. Cones attract songbirds.
Spruce, Colorado Blue – Native in Rocky Mountain states. Needles blue or green. Very ornamental.
Spruce , Norway – Native to Europe. Green needles. Large cones, ascending branches with drooping branches.

 Specialty Tree Packs - 25 trees/pack, 5 of each species

Grandma’s Jam Pack Plum, Chokecherry, Mongolian cherry, Nanking cherry, sea buckthorn
Tough as Nails Pack – Lilac, Green Ash, Caragana, Sea Buckthorn, Bur Oak
Wildlife Pack – Black cherry, Chokecherry, Ninebark, Leadplant, Bur Oak

To learn more about the trees/shrubs please go to the North Dakota Tree Handbook web site.



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