Trees for your yard may be available through a grant. We will know if the grant has been funded in April. You may request the following trees on a first come first serve basis. Please respond today if possible.
Contact: Pete Kovaric: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please research these trees carefully, as tree heights vary. Image and information on each tree species can be found below.
Small Trees (up to 30′)
Hop Tree – Ptelea trifoliate
Hop Tree: An Ohio native tree with fragrant yellowish-green flowers. It is a host to the Giant Swallowtail butterfly. The seeds of the Hop Tree were once used as substitutes for hops. The tree also has medicinal uses. It grows in full sun to shade to about 20′ tall.
Medium Trees – (30′-60′)
Hophornbeam – Ostrya virginiana
Hophornbeam: An Ohio native tree that has dark green leaves. It attracts birds and butterflies. It is a slow-growing tree that averages about 1-2′ per year of growth. It grows in full sun to shade and grows about 40 tall.
Large Trees – (60’+)
Basswood – Tilia americana
Basswood: An Ohio native tree with fragrant yellow flowers in June. Flowers are used to make tea. Syrup can be made from the sweet sap. This tree is good for honey production and attracts birds and butterflies. It grows in full sun and grows to about 80′ tall.
Black Cherry – Prunus Serotina
Black Cherry: An Ohio native tree that supports over 400 species of butterflies and moths. It has clusters of white flowers in the spring and red cherries in the summer that mature into dark purple. The fruit from this tree can be used to make jams and wine. It also has medicinal uses. It grows in full sun to part shade and gets about 80′ tall.
Bur Oak – Quercus macrocarpa
Bur Oak: An Ohio native tree that is very important for wildlife and is a host to many moths and butterflies. It has very large leaves (4-12″ long) and sweet acorns with a distinctive fringe. This tree grows in full sun to part shade and grows to about 80′ tall.
Red Oak – Quercus rubra
Red Oak: An Ohio native tree that is fast growing, a 10-year-old Red Oak can be 20′ tall. The leaves turn yellow to red in the autumn. Many species of butterflies and moths use this tree as a host plant. This tree grows in full sun to part shade and grows to about 60′ tall.