Serviceberry

Introduction The serviceberry is a delight for every season; from the budding of its graceful flowers in spring to its delicious berries in summer and impressive coloration in the fall, the serviceberry offers no end to its surprises. This tree is eligible for a $50 Tree Rebate. If you’d like help with the planting, check [...]

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Hackberry

Introduction Identifiable by its warty mature bark, the hackberry is a relative to elm trees. Its rate of growth makes it a good street and riverside tree that can help prevent erosion and water runoff. This tree is eligible for a $50 Tree Rebate. If you’d like help with the planting, check out our RiverSmart [...]

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Allegheny Serviceberry

Introduction The Allegheny serviceberry is a delightful, colorful tree that is attractive to the eye and to wildlife. With brilliant fall colors and beautiful flowers and fruits, the serviceberry is a welcome addition to any yard or property. This tree is eligible for a $50 Tree Rebate. If you’d like help with the planting, check [...]

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Plum Tree

Introduction There are more than 200 different varieties of fruiting plum trees which can be broken down into 3 main types, European, Japanese and American (sometimes referred to as native). Japanese plums are best for fresh fruit, while European plums are great for jams and prunes and can be eaten fresh. American plums are great [...]

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Persimmon Tree

Introduction The original persimmon tree is native to China and has been cultivated for centuries, with over 2,000 different cultivars. For the most part, persimmon trees can be broken into two categories: trees that bear astringent fruit until they are soft and ripe and those trees that bear non-astringent fruit. Non-astringent fruit are usually eaten [...]

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Pear Tree

Introduction There is evidence of the cultivation of pear trees dating back to prehistoric times. The pear tree is thought to originate in the foothills of western China, and since then has spread around the world with over 3,000 varieties. There are three types of pears grown in the United States: European, Oriental hybrids and [...]

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Peach Tree

Introduction Widely popular for their sweet, juicy fruits and beautiful blossoms, peach trees appeal to fruit lovers around the world. But buyer beware, peach trees are one of the most susceptible fruit trees to insects, diseases, and environmental hazards and should only be attempted with high levels of engagement. If the time and commitment is [...]

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Pawpaw Tree

Introduction An indigenous tree to the eastern United States, the pawpaw tree produces the largest edible fruit native to America. Pawpaw trees are eligible for a $50 Tree Rebate as long as they’re not dwarf varieties or saplings. More detail: Pawpaw’s Tree of the Month. Common Name Pawpaw Latin Name Asimina triloba Leaf The pawpaw [...]

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