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.

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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.