Best Dwarf Trees for a Cemetery

Asked February 1, 2018, 8:03 PM EST

Arendahl Cemetery has had to eliminate its trees and shrubs because they are too big for the space. We would love to add trees that would not outgrow their location and whose roots would not interfere with the graves. Are there varieties of trees that fit this description that would thrive in NW Fillmore County?

Fillmore County Minnesota small trees horticulture

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There are trees that will stay smaller that hopefully would work in your situation. I will give you some links to info that you can look at and consider for your project. Keep in mind that the root spread is approximately the same as the canopy. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/best-plants-for-tough-sites/docs/08464-s... . http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/fitting-trees-and-shrubs-into-the-landsc... . http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/recommended-trees-for-minnesota/southea...