New tip sheets on smart tree selections for communities and landowners

Smart tree selection tip sheet imageMSU Extension has produced a series of 40 full-color tip sheets that describe shade trees suitable for urban forestry and home landscape planting in Michigan.  The tip sheets are available for free download at the Gardening in Michigan website, as well as at the end of this article. The devastation caused by exotic pests such as Dutch elm disease, chestnut blight and emerald ash borer has taught us the importance of species diversity in our landscapes. To promote diverse use of trees by homeowners, landscapers and urban foresters, MSU Extension offers these tip sheets for urban and community tree selection.  Trees highlighted in the sheets are small to medium trees, many of which are suitable as replacements for ash trees lost due to emerald ash borer.

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