Boxelder

A medium to tall native maple which occurs along waterways throughout the Plains states. Can reach 40 to 50 feet in height and spread on favorable sites. Somewhat drought tolerant once established but prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Susceptible to aerial drift of phenoxy herbicides which limit its use.

Siberian Elm

A medium to tall, rapid growing tree with an open crown which may reach over 50 feet in height. It is native to northern Asia.

Green Ash

A medium to large straight trunked tree reaching 35 to 50 feet in height. Tolerant of wet or dry soil conditions, pH adaptable. Native across the eastern and central United States. Our Western Dakota listing is collected from native stands in western North Dakota for improved drought tolerance.

Native Cottonwood

Populus a large spreading tree reaching 60 to 90 feet in height and 40 to 60 feet in spread. This native specie occurs along waterways and wet meadows throughout the Plains states. Greater drought and alkalinity tolerance than many of the euramericana hybrid poplar cultivars but is susceptible to leaf rust and canker diseases. Produces seed in tufts of "cotton".

Siouxland Cottonwood

A large, vigorous, cottonless male tree to 70 feet in height on favorable sites, spreading crown in open areas but with a tall, central trunk when crowded. Selected for leaf rust resistance.

Northern Hackberry

A medium to large tree with a spreading crown reaching a height of 35-55 feet. Fruit is a small dark berry utilized by wildlife. It is native to the eastern and midwestern United States.

Silver Maple

A medium to tall, spreading tree reaching 40 to 60 feet in height and spread on favorable sites. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Drought and high soil pH intolerant, subject to limb breakage. Subject to winter dieback in the Northern Plains when young.

Bur Oak

A medium to large, adaptable, long-lived tree with a wide, spreading crown which may reach a height of 40-60 feet on favorable sites. Produces acorns which are utilized by a wide variety of wildlife. It is native across the eastern and midwestern United States.

Hybird Poplar

As yet unnamed superior clones from the populus testing program at the ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory at Mandan, ND. Distributed by Lincoln-Oakes Nurseries as numbered clones. Selected for insect and disease resistance, growth and hardiness.