Water-loving trees and bushes

Asked March 18, 2018, 11:38 AM EDT

What kind of trees and bushes grow in water-laden areas that are native to or will thrive in the Jessamine County area?

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1 Response

The following Kentucky trees are well-suited to wet, medium- to poorly-drained soils:
Bald Cypress
Green Ash
Pin Oak
Swamp White Oak
Overcup Oak
Red Maple
Silver Maple
River Birch
Black Willow
Common Hackberry
Sweet Gum
Black Gum
Sycamore
Downy Serviceberry
Loblolly Pine

Many of these tree species are available through the Kentucky Division of Forestry at:http://forestry.ky.gov/statenurseriesandtreeseedlings/Documents/Seedling%20Order%20Form.pdf

You can contact the Jessamine County Extension Office at (859) 885-4811 or email me at steve.musen@uky.edu if you have any more questions.