Sandy soil isn't a tree planting nightmare! While nutrient retention can be an issue, we've got you covered with the best trees for sandy soil.
The red oak is a distinctive, tolerant tree that grows up to 75 feet tall with shiny striped bark. It can handle pollution and various soils, and makes a great shade tree.
The American arborvitae, also known as northern white cedar, is a popular hedge tree with a narrow shape that can be easily shaped into a pyramid.
The paper birch grows up to 70 feet tall with white peeling bark and produces catkins in the spring. It has a short lifespan of around 30 years, but is adaptable to various soil types except for heat and humidity.
The yellow birch is a long-lasting shade tree that grows up to 75 feet tall and produces valuable lumber for various purposes. With yellow or gray peeling bark, it can live up to 150 years and thrive in different soil types.
The bur oak is an enormous and long-lived tree with heights up to 160 feet and trunks up to 10 feet in diameter. It can live up to 400 years and is a great shade tree tolerant of pollution and heat. Although hard to transplant, it can thrive in various soil types.
Eastern redcedar, ideal for windbreaks, can grow up to 50 feet tall with a spread of 8-20 feet. It produces juniper berries when mature and can grow in various soil types.
Ginkgo trees have a rich history and can be used for both shade and ornamentation. They're incredibly hardy and can grow in various types of soil. Six ginkgo trees survived the 1945 atom bomb in Hiroshima and are still alive today!