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Typical Pine

The edge were tree meets field creates a haven for all sorts of critters.

Mountain Ash (Rowan)

Sorbus spp.

The Mountain Ash family

As a group mountain ash are medium to fast growing trees. It has reliable fall colour with a mix of deep orange and red leaves. The tree is fairly short lived.

Many people dislike the tree's habit of shedding big berry clusters in the wind in late summer. Berries are good bird food, and can be collected, frozen, and put on a platform feeder for a different selection of birds.

Cultivars:

Black Hawk Mountain Ash: 30 x 20 feet, upright rounded crown, Zone 2, Orange red fall colour. Selection of European Mountain Ash.

Russian Mountain Ash: 30 x 15 feet. Somewhat narrower form, with more reistance to sun scald. Orange berries.

Showy Mountain Ash: 25 x 20 feet. Most cold tolerant, but slowest growing. Red berries.

Oakleaf Mountain Ash: 25 x 20 Leaflets aren't separated fully. This is the least cold hardy of the ashes, but I think it has the nicest fall colour.

If you are in the Aspen Parkland region, any of these will do will given the above care.



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