Threatened Tree Species?

Asked April 18, 2018, 1:41 PM EDT

Hello, We are landscaping our yard and would like to plant a few native species of trees and bushes that are considered threatened or endangered. What trees might you recommend that don't produce too much litter? We plan on having a garden with some berry bushes so if there are trees that would help the soil or require a similar soil, that would be ideal. Thanks,

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1 Response

Plants on the threatened and endangered list are so obscure you would not be able to obtain them. They are not for sale because there are so few.

However, any native plants you can plant would be a boon to wildlife and the environment--plus, they are wonderful plants.

Look slowly through the trees and shrubs in the online "Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake By Watershed" https://www.fws.gov/Chesapeakebay/pdf/NativePlantsforWildlifeHabitatandConservationLandscaping.pdf It has color photos, the plant's requirements (You said you have shade, right?), all in an easy chart format.

Not all will be easy to find in nurseries. If you narrow down your ideas, we may be able to be more help.

ECN