Interpretive Pocket Park:
Native Trees

Quaking Aspen

Quaking Aspen - Populus Tremuloides

No other tree species has the broad geographical spread of this species. In the wild, beautiful, fast growing trees, often the first to emerge after a forest fire, making it a tree ideal for reclaiming burned out forested land. Short lived, and a somewhat messy tree, it's only possible claim to desirable fame is the yellow fall color of the foliage.

Bur Oak

Bur Oak - Quercus Macrocarpa

Also called the Mossy-cup Oak, because of the acorn being uniquely covered with a mossy fringe encasing at least 1/2 the nut. This oak is coarse in all seasons, but majestically so. Reaches a height of 70' or more with an equally spreading crown. Likely too large eventually for the average home property, but an ideal specimen for parks and large area landscapes.


Sienna Glen Maple

Sienna Glen Maple - Acer X Freeman 'Sienna'

A naturally occurring hybrid found on abandoned land near Lake Elmo, MN. It is a fast growing home landscape tree, broadly pyramidal in form, that tops out at 50'. There is no other maple with the attractive dual season color impact to match this tree: showy clusters of red flowers in early spring, and a range of autumn colors in the fall; red, orange, and burgundy.