Understory trees

Asked June 23, 2016, 9:57 AM EDT

My woodlot is thinning out and I want to plant trees that will replace the old ash trees. What can I plant and how do I plant them? I would like something with color, like maples.

Otter Tail County Minnesota

1 Response

This is a good website for researching trees that might be suitable in your location:

Before planting any of these, but especially before planting maples, get a soil test done:
Some maples (red maple, sugar maple) don't do well in alkaline soil.

As for how to plant, here are two good resources: