Do birch trees grow in Nebraska?

River birch is a fast-growing, medium-sized tree native to much of the east and southeast US and best known for its exfoliating, salmon-colored bark. It is frequently used as a landscape tree in eastern Nebraska….Size at Maturity.

Tree Height Tree Spread
40-60′ 30-50′

How much does a large birch tree cost?

A one to two-foot river birch tree will retail for about $7, while a larger tree, seven to eight feet tall, can cost $80, minus the shipping charges….On average, a birch tree can range anywhere from $5 to as much as $200.

Variety Average Price
River Birch – $55 (three feet) – $80 (five feet)

How fast do clump birch trees grow?

Growth Rate This tree grows at a medium to fast rate, with height increases of anywhere from 13″ to more than 24″ per year.

How long do clump birch trees last?

A healthy birch tree should be able to survive and thrive for 40-50 years. In many yards, however, it is not unusual for birch trees, especially the white-barked birches, to die well before reaching 20 years of age.

Are birch good trees?

Despite the trees’ drawbacks—birches are short-lived and susceptible to death from birch borer beetles or other pests—birches remain popular thanks to their graceful shapes, small stature (compared to other popular landscape trees), white trunks, and distinctive peeling bark.

Can birch trees grow in shade?

Because birch are shallow-rooted, they prefer a location where the soil remains cool and moist while exposing the canopy to ample sunlight (about 6 hours daily). The ideal spot is the north or east side of a building, where the tree will receive full sun in the morning and some shade during the afternoon.

Are birch trees worth money?

Most birch trees have limited economic value for their wood because their numerous branches cause knots in the trunk, and it is difficult to remove their branches and bark by mechanical means. The commercial value of birch trees depends largely on the species of birch.

Is birch a tree?

A birch is a thin-leaved deciduous hardwood tree of the genus Betula (/ˈbɛtjʊlə/), in the family Betulaceae, which also includes alders, hazels, and hornbeams. It is closely related to the beech-oak family Fagaceae.

Do birch trees have invasive roots?

Birch Tree Growth Habits The tree’s aggressive roots seek water, prying open cracks or joints in sewer or irrigation systems. Birch roots are among the most aggressive — and destructive — tree roots.

How do you keep a birch tree healthy?

To prevent infestation, place your birch tree in ideal growing conditions: a well-drained, moist spot with protection from harsh summer heat. Keeping your birch tree well-watered and mulched is critical to your tree’s success. Wood chips, shredded bark and leaf compost provide the best mulch.

What is the best fertilizer for birch trees?

Unless applying a fertilizer to correct nutrient deficiencies in the soil, you can safely apply a low-nitrogen fertilizer, such as an 11-22-22 formula, in early spring or late fall.

Where is Arbor Hills tree farm in Omaha?

Arbor Hills Tree Farm, LLC is a family owned and operated business in Omaha & the surrounding areas. Our tree nursery is located in a valley of rolling hills near David City, Nebraska.

What kind of trees live in Omaha Nebraska?

Our varieties consist of: Multiple varieties of Spruce and several varieties of Pine trees. Each variety of tree has many subspecies allowing us to choose from different shape, color and texture. Evergreen Trees: Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Norway, Serbian, Black Hills, White Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Vanderwolf Pine.

When to plant trees in Omaha, NE?

We grow most of our tree inventory and transport in bulk in early spring – to a holding site in West Omaha for distribution. Most trees can be delivered and planted within 5 to 7 days if you reside in the Omaha metro area. We also source other high quality trees and shrubs from other growers to supply the Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa market.

Where to pick your own trees at Arbor Hills?

If you want to hand pick your trees, please feel free to call and set up a time to meet at our holding site in West Omaha. If you are not satisfied with the trees we have selected for you, you are not obligated to accept them – provided that you inform Arbor Hills prior to planting.