Clay soil in Lino Lakes
Asked July 26, 2018, 11:24 AM EDT
What maple and pine trees will grow well in the clay soil we have in Lino Lakes?
Hennepin County Minnesota
Thank you for the question. Austrian and ponderosa pine trees are known to grow in clay soil, along with white fir. Red, silver and Norway maples are listed as the maple trees most likely to tolerate clay.
The best advice we can give you is to choose the right tree for the soil and light available, make sure there is enough space for the tree when mature, plant it correctly and commit to the care required until establishment which is a period of several years. Here is more information on proper planting and care of a new tree: https://agrilife.org/treecarekit/planting-tree-maintenance/how-to-plant-a-tree/
Thank you for contacting Extension.