Scotch Pine The Scotch Pine tree, Pinus Sylvestris, is a conifer that is a native of Europe and is widely used as a Christmas Tree. It is a fast growing, irregularly shaped tree. The evergreen foliage consists of short, twisted needles, which are bluish-green and often change to yellow-green in winter. It is a very winter hardy tree and is well suited throughout the Great Plains and Southern Canada. It can reach a height of six feet in six years with good care. When used in windbreaks, it should be placed in east or south inside rows and works best in partial shade to full sun. Older trees have orange-colored bark in the crown.
Arborvitae American American Arborvitae trees have a broad pyramidal shape with erect branches that are dense and crowded together. The scale-like leaves are abruply pointed. The leaf color is bright green above and pale green below and they may turn a yellow brown is some winters. This evergreen tree prefers a deep well drained site. When established it can stand considerable heat and drought. It is one of the most popular of all trees for windbreaks and year around privacy screening.
Canadian Hemlock This evergreen conifer is a fast-growing long-lived tree which unlike many trees grows well in shade. It may take 250 to 300 years to reach maturity and may live for 800 years or more. Shelter small plants from drying winds. They stand shearing and pruning well and are excellent as hedges. They are graceful and make great ornamental plantings.
Concolor Fir The Concolor Fir tree, Abies concolor, is also known as white fir, concolor fir, silver fir, Rocky Mountain white fir, Colorado Fir, Lows Fir, Pacific white fir. Concolor Fir trees are large, densely-growing, narrow trees with a dome-shaped crown growing to 50 feet or more. This evergreen conifer tree is native to the mountainous regions of the western United States. This rapid growing fir tree is the most drought-resistant of all native firs. It is a rapid grower after it becomes established. It makes a handsome ornamental and decorative Christmas tree.
Russian Olive The Russian Olive tree, Elaeagnus Angustifolia, is an excellent windbreak and wildlife tree. It is extremely tolerant of environmental factors. The best windbreak tree for high wind areas. At three years of age, plants begin to flower and fruit. Prized for its silvery gray foliage. Prefers a sunny location and is tolerant of most soil types.
Southern Red Oak The Southern Red Oak tree, Quercus falcata, is characterized by its rough bark. The bark is dark gray in color, furrowed, and is marked by rough ridges and plates. They are 1/2 to 3/4 inch long, roughly spherical and orange-brown. Songbirds, turkey, a variety of small mammals and deer eat the nuts. The Southern Oak tree is deciduous and is a good shade tree adapted to drier sites.
Eastern White Pine The White Pine takes six to eight years to produce a six-foot tree on good sites. It can tolerate wet, swampy areas.
Norway Spruce seedling. This evergreen conifer tree thrives well in average soil conditions, but prefers moisture in the soil to maintain its deep green color. For planting a windbreak, or for noise abatement, these trees should be planted 6 ft.
Black Hills Spruce densata, is noted for its dark green foliage and conical form. Black Hills Spruce trees are very dense and have a deep dark green color. It will reach a height of six feet in nine years on a good site.
Eastern Red Cedar The fruit, or cone, is berrylike and dark blue. Its deep roots and small leaf surface make it very drought resistant. The wood of the Red Cedar is fragrant and is used extensively for furniture.
Loblolly Pine The Loblolly Pine is a stately tree and is often chosen to use for convenient landscape screening.
Mugho Pine Thanks to its low growth, mugho pine can be used at the front of a border or anywhere you want year-round greenery in conifer form.
Austrian Pine This fast growing pine tree makes an attractive Christmas tree when sheared.
Scotch Pine It can reach a height of six feet in six years with good care.