Trees to plant in norther Minnesota
Hello - I have 20 acres in near the intersection of St. Louis, Koochiching and Itasca Counties. I have a mix of Poplar and Coniferous trees, I have a large open spot that I'd love to plant some maple trees. Someday my grandkids could tap them for syrup. What species of male would grow the best in this zone, should I plant saplings or lager trees, and how much space do they need, I don't want to crowd them. Any help you could offer would be appreciated. I am excited to do this,
http://www.extension.umn.edu/environment/trees-woodlands/homemade-maple-syrup/ all about making maple syrup in Minnesota.
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/identifying-maple-trees-for-syrup-production-minnesota-maple-series/ all about the 4 species of maple trees in Minnesota.
http://maple.dnr.cornell.edu/pubs/trees.htm everything you need to know about growing sugar maple trees.
Good luck and thank you for contacting Extension!