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DECIDUOUS TREES AND SHRUBS

EC3 knows that a successful forestry planting must start with a quality forestry management plan. We have an experienced staff ready to get you started on your plan if you don't already have one in place. If you are already working with a forester and/or have a plan in place, that is great too. We have partnered with a number of foresters throughout the upper Midwest and we welcome their knowledge to the project.

Tree PlantingPart of the planning process will include:
  • Landowner Goals
  • Cost sharing programs and budget
  • Forestry tax law programs
  • Mapping of planting site and review of areas being planted
  • Species selection
  • Site preparation techniques
  • Installation techniques and time lines
  • Maintenance and future land enhancements
  • Discussion on forestry management topics or questions
  • Finalization of Forestry Management Plan
Once your plan is in place and you are ready to begin ordering your product, give us a call and we will guide you through the process. All of the trees below can be ordered or reserved with a down payment, pending availability.

All trees and shrubs listed are seedlings. The seedlings range from 6" to 24" and have been in a seedling bed 1-3 years. Your product size, seedling bed life, and quantities will be confirmed upon order placement.

All orders must be prepaid before shipment. Please call for prices and shipping details.
COMMON NAME
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Description
      Size      
Bundles of
 
DECIDUOUS TREES AND SHRUBS:
Ash, Green Fraxinus pennsylvanica Grows 50-60 ft. An upright spreading, fast-growing tree. An excellent choice for shade, farm wood lots, and windbreaks.
12-18"
25
18-24"
25
Aspen, Quaking Populus tremuloides Grows up to 75 ft. One of the first trees to pop up after a timber harvest or fire. Noted for its brilliant fall colors, its leaves turn bright yellow, yellow-orange, gold, or reddish after the first frosts. Grows well on sandy, gravelly soils but thrives on clay loam in full sunlight.
12-18"
25
Birch, River Betula nigra Grows over 40 ft. Tolerant to many soil conditions. Resistant to bronze birch borer.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
Birch, White Betula papyrifera Moderate to fast growth with a mature height up to 70 ft. This tree will do well in moist, well-drained soil and full sun areas.
6-12"
25
9-14"
25
24-30"
25
Button Bush Cephalanthus Occidentalis Grows 5-10 ft. A small bush that has attractive summer foliage with creamy-white flowers appearing in late summer.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
Cherry, Black Prunus serotina Grows over 60 ft. Hardy, large tree with rough, dark brown bark. Leaves are oblong with white flowers in late May. Fruit-bearing.
6-12"
25
12-18"

25
Cherry, Nanking Prunus tomentosa Grows 8-10 ft. This is one of the earliest flowering prunus species. A broad spreading shrub. Pink to white fragrant flowers followed by edible scarlet fruit in June. Foliage is a very attractive soft green.
6-12"
25
12-18"


25
Chokecherry, Common Prunus virginiana Small tree with white flowers and dark purple fruit that is edible. Fruit is used for making jelly and wines. Great food and cover for wildlife.
6-12"
25
12-18"

25
Cranberry, Highbush Viburnum trilobum Grows 8-12 ft. Attractive foliage turns red and orange in the fall. Flat clusters of white flowers followed by red berries.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
Dogwood, Gray Cornus racemosa Grows to 10 ft. A tall, dense growing shrub. White flowers in late spring followed by white berries in late fall/early winter. Good for wildlife. Does well in a variety of soils. Full to partial sun.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
18-24"
25
Dogwood, Red Osier Cornus sericea Grows to 10 ft. A broa,d erect grower with dark, blood red branches. White flowers followed by white berries. Great choice for erosion control projects. Also provides good food and cover for wildlife.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
18-24"
25
Dogwood, Silky Comus amomum Grows up to 10 ft. Berries are a pale blue with foliage turning deep red in fall.
6-12"
25
12-24"
25
Elderberry Sambucus canadensis Grows 5-12 ft. Fast-growing small tree/shrub. Tolerates wide range of growing conditions. Small white flowers grow in large clusters in early summer followed by edible purplish black fruit. Attractive to birds.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
18-24"
25
Hackberry Celtis occidentalis Grows to 40-60 ft. Will grow to a medium to large tree or shrub with large, spreading branches. Moderately drought-tolerant, but does best in moist, well-drained soils. Used for windbreaks and highway plantings.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
18-24"
25
Hazel NutCorylus americana Grows up to 12 ft. A large, fast-growing shrub with showy spring flowers. Edible brown nuts. Grows best in moist, well-drained soils but will adapt to most soil types. Full sun or deep shade. Attracts wildlife such as deer, grouse, turkeys, pheasants, and quail.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
18-24"


25
Hemlock, Canadian Tsuga canadensis Grows to 40-70 ft. Does well in moist soil with good drainage. Shade-tolerant. Can be pruned to maintain desired height. Lacy, graceful growth with yellow-green needles in spring changing to glossy green.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
18-24"
25
Lilac Syringa vulgaris Grows 12-15 ft. Delicate, fragrant purple flowers in May. A perfect informal hedge or screen.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
Maple, Flame Acer ginnala Grows 15-18 ft. Tolerates a wide range of soil. Small tree or multi-stemmed shrub. Brilliant autumn foliage ranging from orange-red to deep red.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
18-24"
25
Maple, Red Acer rubrum Grows to 60 ft. Shade tree with glossy green leaves. Tolerates wet soils. Fall colors vary from yellow to scarlet.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
18-24"
25
Maple, Sugar Acer saccharum Grows to 100 ft. Slow to medium growth. Great choice for shaded areas. Dark green leaves turn yellow to orange to firey red in fall. Grows in most soil types. Sap used for maple syrup. Also used for ornamental, lumber, and wildlife habitat.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
18-24"

25
Nannyberry Viburnum lentago Grows up to 18 ft. Prefers rich loam to clay loam soil with ample moisture. A wildlife shrub or can be pruned into a small tree. White flowers in spring followed by berries. Fall color is deep maroon to red.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
18-24"
25
Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius Grows 5-10 ft. Upright, dense spreading shrub. Has white or pinkish flowers in spring and red-colored seeds in fall.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
Oak, Burr Quercus macrucarpa Grows up to 80 ft. Tolerates a variety of soil conditions. Leaf color is dark green in summer and yellow to yellowish brown in fall.
6-12"
25
12-18"

25
Oak, Pin Quercus palustris Height: 40-60 ft. Fast-growing tree with rusty-orange to red color in the fall. Does best in well-drained soil.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
Oak, Red Quercus rubra Grows up to 80 ft. Great shade tree. Fast-growing and long-lived oak. This acorn tree provides food and shelter for wildlife and can tolerate city conditions. Also commercially valuable to the lumber market.
6-12"
25
12-18"


25
Oak, White Quercus alba Grows up to 80 ft. Very hardy shade tree. Dark green leaves, typical oak leaf shape that turns bronze in fall. Slow-growing and extremely long-lived. Excellent in wildlife plantings.
6-12"
25
12-18"


25
Oak, Swamp White Quercus bicolor Grows up to 60 ft. Does well in moist to wet soils and upland areas. Shiny dark green leaves that turn yellow to purple in the fall. Their sweet acorns are great for wildlife.
6-12"
25
12-18"

25
Plum, AmericanPrunus americana Grows 15-20 ft. A small tree or large shrub. White flowers in early May. Yellow to red edible fruit in June-July.Very hardy and drought-resistant. Excellent for wildlife plantings.
6-12"
25
12-18"


25
Poplar, HybridPopulus Grows approximately 75 ft. An extremely fast-growing tree with large leaves giving lots of shade in a hurry.
12-24"
25
2-3'
25
Rugosa, RoseRosa rugosa Grows up to 10 ft. Excellent hedge plant with fragrant flowers (pink, white, and purple) from June to August. Tolerates most soil types. Great choice for wildlife plantings.
6-12"
25
12-24"


25
Service Berry, AlleghenyAmelanchier laevis Grows to 25 ft. Small, upright, multi-stemmed tree. Does well in most soil types. Full sun to partial shade. White flowers followed by purplish blue fruit (delicious in pies and jams). Orange-red fall foliage.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
18-24"
25
Tamarack, American LarchLarix laricina A medium-sized tree, 40-80 ft. Open, pyramidal crown and shallow, wide-spreading root system. Best growth in moist areas and better-drained uplands.
6-12"
25
12-18"
25
18-24"
25
Walnut, BlackJuglans nigra Grows up to 75 ft. Bears up to 30 bushel of nuts once mature. Prized for its valuable timber.
12-18"
25
18-24"
25
 
FIR:
Fir, BalsamAbies balsameaThe traditional Christmas tree. Excellent fragrance with good needle retention. Prefers well-drained, acidic, moist soil. Full to partial sun.
3-5"
50
5-10"
25
6-12"
25
Fir, ConcolorAbies concolor Grows over 35 ft. Soft needles vary from silvery-blue to silvery-green. Grows best in well-drained soil and full sun. (Will not do well in heavy, clay soil.)
7-15"
25
Fir, FraserAbies fraseri Grows up to 40 ft. A medium-sized pyramidal with horizontal, stiff branches, excellent ornamental and a classic Christmas tree choice. This tree not only has an excellent fragrance but exceptional needle retention. Likes cool, moist, well-drained soil. Full to partial sun. (Will not do well in heavy, wet clay soil.)
3-5"
50
4-8"
25
6-12"



25
 
PINE:
Pine, AustrianPinus nigra Grows up to 60 ft. Fast-growing and noted for its stiff, long, green paired needles. Grows well in most soils. Tolerates drought and extreme temperatures.
4-8"
50
9-14"
25
7-15"
25
Pine, RedPinus resinosa Grows over 35 ft. Rapid-growing tree with 4-6" long, glossy-green needles. It has many uses: timber, windbreak, ornamental and Christmas tree. Does well in sandy soil.
4-8"
50
6-12"
25
7-15"
25
Pine, WhitePinus strobus Grows over 35 ft. Vigorous-growing, open tree with long, soft, bluish-green needles. Used in ornamental plantings. Tolerates shade and grows well in sandy and other soils.
4-8"
50
6-12"
25
7-15"
25
 
SPRUCE:
Spruce, Black HillsPicea glauca densata Grows over 35 ft. Short, stiff, dark green needles and a spicy scent. Extremely hardy, withstanding heat and dry growing conditions. Used as ornamental, windbreak, or Christmas tree.
4-8"
50
9-14"
25
6-12"
25
Spruce, Colorado BluePicea pungens glauca Grows over 35 ft. Slow-growing, densely formed tree with stiff, silvery-blue to bluish-green needles. An excellent ornamental and background tree. Thrives in dry, well-drained soils.
6-12"
50
9-14"
25
6-12"
25
Spruce, NorwayPicea abies Grows over 35 ft. Fastest-growing spruce with dark green needles and draping branches. Good ornamental or windbreak tree. Grows well in most conditions.
6-12"
50
9-14"
25
7-15"
25
Spruce, WhitePicea glauca Moderate-growing tree with bluish-green needles and short, dense branches. A popular Christmas tree, ornamental, and windbreak tree. Endures drought conditions well.
6-12"
50
9-14"


25




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