Featured Native:  American Holly (Ilex opaca)

Ilex opaca, the American holly, is a medium-sized broadleaf evergreen tree, typically ranging in size from 20-30 ft tall in northern parts of its range to sixty feet or more

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Featured Native:  Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Acer saccharum, commonly known as sugar or rock maple, is a large, deciduous, climax-forest tree, usually growing 80 to 120 ft (occasionally 135 ft) tall in the wild.  It is

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Quercus palustris, the pin oak, is a medium to occasionally large deciduous tree, usually growing 50 to 70 ft tall in the wild; sometimes reaching 100 ft under ideal conditions.

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Tilia americana, the basswood or American linden, is a medium to large deciduous tree, often growing to 80 to 100 ft tall in the wild.  It is native to east-central

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For April, we are featuring an under-used performer for the shrub border or high-canopied shady areas, the bottlebrush buckeye, Æsculus parviflora.  One of eight species of buckeye native to North

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