Deciduous Tree recommendation

Asked August 3, 2016, 11:04 PM EDT

My husband and I are building a home in Rogers, MN. The soil is clay. An Autumn Blaze Maple was recommended as a fast growing, soil tolerant tree that's beautiful in the fall. I'd like your opinion, as well as other recommendations you might have. thank you Cathy

Hennepin County Minnesota landscaping trees

1 Response

There are quite a few choices and it is always a personal decision, however, maples have been over-planted in this area and are starting to experience problems. You could consider a trip to the Arboretum to look at small trees to see which appeal to you or you could go to your local nursery and look at the choices as well as the picture hang tags that they have. Here is a link to info about choosing and fitting trees into your yard. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/fitting-trees-and-shrubs-into-the-landsc...