Yesterday was Arbor Day and one of the easiest ways we can help the planet is to plant trees. If you would like to plant a tree in your yard, Greenleaf Commissioner Nikki Mehelich identified native trees to Michigan. It is best to plant these trees because they grow easier and require less water than non-native trees. Details about each tree is included with every picture to help you find the best tree for you!
Small Trees (less than 25ft): Serviceberry, Eastern Redbud, Hawthorn Species, + Flowering Crabapple
Medium Trees (25ft to 40ft): American Hornbeam + American Hophornbeam
Large Trees (greater than 40ft): Hackberry, Kentucky Coffeetree, Sweetgum, Tuliptree, Tupelo or Black Gum, Swamp White Oak + Bur Oak
Here’s more information on trees in Livonia: https://livonia.gov/411/Recommended-Trees
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