What should we buy? - Knowledgebase Question

Bay City, MI
Question by ljm123
June 16, 2011
We just had a beautiful (not to mention valuable)35 year old Ash tree cut down due to the Ash Borer. We would like to replace the tree with a different one. The space to be filled is between our driveway and that of our neighbor's. We are hoping for a relatively clean tree (no spinners or no seeds like those that drop from our Locust tree). Do you have a recommendation?

Thank you in advance.

Answer from NGA
June 16, 2011


I'm sorry to hear about your Ash tree! Seed and flower litter can be avoided if you choose male cultivars. For instance, male Katsura trees do not produce flowers or seeds; male honey locust trees are also free of this type of litter. Or, cold hardy dogwood trees, such as Daybreak or Richland will provide you with seasonal color and very little litter from the flowers which seem to disintegrate once they fade. Hope this information is helpful. Best wishes with your new tree!

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