Leave a Legacy this Year – Plant a Tree!

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We at Abundant Tree Care are excited to offer a Unique Opportunity for the Louisville area.
We love Kentucky for its beauty and culture and we want to see it grow and thrive. Abundant Tree Care would like to share our passion for trees with the community!

Our goal is to plant 50 trees in the local area starting in November!

With the purchase of a tree, we will come to plant the tree and provide the necessary supplements for a healthy tree, including:

  • Root Enhancer
  • Gator Bag
  • Mulch Ring

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Below is the list of native trees we offer -please Contact Us with any questions you might have!

Let’s Get Planting!

Large Shade Trees:

Quercus alba, White Oakwhiteoak

shade-full sun (native)

height:  50-80′

spread:  30-50′

This tree has a special connection to Louisville as its wood is used to make bourbon barrels.  A mature oak can host up to 5,000 different species of invertebrate that will form the basis for a healthy food chain that benefits birds and mammals.

Quercus rubra, Northern Red Oaknorthern-red-oak

full sun (native)

height:  50-80′

spread:  30-40′

This stately oak is valued for its shade and size.  The leaves turn crimson red in the fall.  High salt tolerance, high drought tolerance, long term health usually not affected by pests.

Nyssa sylvatica, Blackgum

shade-full sun (native)

height:  30-60′

width:  20-40′

This native tree has

Liriodendron tulipfera, Tulip Poplartulip-poplar

full sun (native)

height:  70-90′

spread:  35-50′

The Kentucky State Tree. Tulip poplar has also been called canoe tree because Native Americans used it to make dugouts. The tulip poplar flower has a colorful base that guides bees to the flower’s source of abundant nectar. The nectar, also popular with hummingbirds, is a source of gourmet honey.  Tulip Poplar is in the magnolia family.  It grows tall and straight very quickly.  Rapid growth, pyramidal form, insect & disease resistant, poor salt tolerance and mature size make it a better candidate for off-street plantings with ample room. one of the most amazing fall color displays, turning from a deep green to salmon to deep scarlet.  An under-appreciated urban tree.  Good salt tolerance, high drought tolerance, no known pests, fungi potential problem.

Gymnocladus dioicus (male), Kentucky Coffee Treecoffeetreecoffee-tree

 

full sun (native)

height:  50-70′

spread:  40-50′

With its bold form, contorted branching, unique bark and decorative clusters of large pods rattling in the wind, Kentucky coffeetree is an exceptional winter ornamental.  Early European settlers used these seeds to make a “Pioneer coffee.”  This tree is our State Heritage Tree.  No pests or disease of major concern, ideal shade tree for urban plantings, poor salt tolerance, high drought tolerance.

Aesculus flava, Yellow Buckeyeyellow-buckeye

partial shade-full sun (native)

height:  60-75′

spread:  30′

This tree does not grow well in poor, dry or clay soils. Yet yellow buckeye is more tolerant of urban stresses than other buckeyes.In the appropriate location, it makes a nice shade tree. Yellow buckeye is less susceptible to leaf scorch than other buckeyes. Mildew and lacebugs are not as problematic with this tree as they are with other buckeyes.

Small Shade & Understory

Amelanchier laevis, Serviceberryserviceberry

full sun (native)

height:  20-30′

spread:  15-25′

Attractive, white spring flowers.  Orange fall foliage.  In appalachia, their flowers let everyone know that the roads were passable, which meant that the circuit-riding preachers would be coming soon.  Tolerates shade, moderate drought and salt tolerance, suitable for median and easement plantings, sensitive to or more pests and diseases.

Carpinus caroliniana, Ameamericanhornbeamrican Hornbeam

shade-full sun (native)

height:  30′

spread:  25′

The wood is smooth and appears muscular.  It is one of the hardest woods in our area.  Other common names for this tree are ironwood and blue beech.  This tree is an excellent easement or median tree and tolerates the shade of other trees.

Cladrastis kentukea, Yellowwood

full sun (native)

height:  30-50′Yellowwood

spread:  40-55′

The smooth bark and lime green foliage are both subtle and striking.  The name ‘kentuckea’ is the only tree species name that references our state directly.  And yes, the species name is spelled like that.  Moderate drought tolerance, susceptible to verticillium wilt, usually pest free.

Cercis canadenisis, Eastern Redbudredbud_eastern150

shade-full sun (native)

height:  20-30′

spread:  25-35′

Folk healers used the bark of eastern redbud to treat diarrhea and leukemia. The light magenta flowers are edible and look and taste great on fresh salads.  Redbud has been called the Judas tree because Judas Iscariot, after betraying Christ, was said to have hanged himself on Cercis siliquastrum, a close relative of eastern redbud that grows in Europe and western Asia. The blooms of the tree, originally white, were said to have turned pink with shame or blood.  HIgh drought tolerance, few pests, low salt tolerance.

Cornus florida, White Dogwooddogwood_flowering

partial shade (native)

height:  20-30′

spread:  15-20′

The inner bark of the flowering dogwood root contains the alkaloid cornin. Native Americans used it as a treatment for malaria. They also used the onset of flowering to time the planting of their crops.  Tough and stunning, the Dogwood is an excellent landscape choice in all four seasons. Flowers are showy in spring. Leaves turn red-purple in fall. Glossy red fruits attract winter songbirds. Likes partial shade; moist, well drained soil.

 

Cornus Kousa, Kousa Dogwoodcornuskousa

partial shade (native)

Dogwood trees are widely known for their delicate beauty, and the kousa variety adds a toughness that makes this species an excellent choice for home landscapes and urban areas. The tree also makes a visual contribution year-round.

 

Tree information from: http://www.louisvillegrows.org/learn/finding-the-right-tree/

Image sources: Important Forest Trees of the Eastern United States From: Trees of North America a Golden Field Guide, http://texastreeplanting.tamu.edu/index.html, pandora-garden.lnwshop.com, wisflora.herbarium.wisc.edu, http://pixgood.com/american-hornbeam-tree.html