More About the Trees
Oak (one of the following):
Red Oak (Quercus Rubra)
The red oak tree, also known as the Northern Red Oak, can reach heights of up to 140 feet and can live for up to 400 years. They are fast growers, growing up to 2 feet a year for ten years, and their trunks reach over 40 inches in diameter. Their canopies spread 45 feet at full maturity, providing beautiful fall colors. These trees require 6 hours of sun light a day. The red oak grows in many types of soil and is semi drought tolerant. They yield edible acorns which can be up to an inch in length.
Black Oak (Quercus Velutina)
Also known as the eastern black oak, black oak trees reach heights of 60 to 80 feet and produce acorns in pairs. The tree prefers slightly acidic, moist but well-drained soil and thrives in full sun. Black oaks live approximately 200 years, providing great fall color each year. The tree’s canopy creates plenty of shade.
Scarlet Oak (Quercus Coccinea)
Scarlet oak gets its name from the color of its deep red, fall-time leaves. These trees like acidic, dry, sandy soils and grow 50 to 100 feet tall with a width of up to 45 feet. They live to 200 years or more.
Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus L.)
The tallest native conifer of the Northeast, Eastern White Pines grow 75 to 100 feet tall, sometimes taller where possible. They live for 200 years and their ideal soil type is moist and well-drained. The tree produces fragrant needles as well as long, spine free cones which are dispersed every year from August to September.
Maple (one of the following):
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Red maple is a common fast-growing deciduous tree across the northeast and it does well in natural and urban environments. It will reach a height of 40 to 60 feet with a canopy width of 30 to 40 feet.
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Being a large deciduous shade tree native to the eastern US, it is an important source of maple syrup and can grow to 75 feet. It prefers moist soil, full sun to particle shade and open areas.
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
A fast-growing common maple that does well in a range of soils, the silver maple grows to be 50 to 80 feet tall with a width of 35 to 50 feet. It needs at least 4 hours of direct sunlight.
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
The deciduous eastern American black walnut grows 30 to 130 feet tall, producing nuts eaten by wildlife. This species is favored for its timber. The tree produces chemicals that are toxic to many plants.