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asterik denote species native to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
PINE Pinus resinosa*
Moderate to fast growing native tree
attaining heights of 50-80 feet. One of the best plantation trees for
timber. Excellent for windbreaks or privacy screens. Prefers course, well-drained
sandy to loam soils. Can tolerate dry, windy, or rocky conditions. Full sunlight or partial shade tolerant. Small birds and mammals eat the seeds.
PINE Pinus strobus*
Michigan's state tree! Moderate to fast growing
native tree reaching heights of 50-80 feet on a good site. Prefers moist to somewhat poorly drained sandy to sandy loam soils. Can tolerate 25 to 75 percent shade. Needles are very soft and
5 to a cluster. Planted for timber production, windbreaks, privacy screens
and wildlife habitat. Provides food, nesting sites and cover for wildlife.
Large trees are excellent refuge trees for black bear.
SPRUCE Picea glauca*
moderately fast growing native spruce attaining heights of 90-100 feet.
Grows well on clay or loam soils. Excellent tree for windbreaks or privacy
screens. Provides good nesting and protective cover for most wildlife.