Columbia Water & Light electric customers eligible for the Tree Power program can choose from one of the four varieties shown below.
A colorful tree that starts the spring with red flowers, stems and hints of red in the leaves that eventually turn green. In the fall the leaf color is deep red or yellow. The Red Maple is fast growing and tolerant of many soils. It matures to 40 to 60 feet tall and 40 feet wide.
The cinnamon-colored exfoliating bark of the River Birch is spectacular in winter. Lustrous, medium-green leaves. The most borer-resistant birch. Tolerant of both wet soil and dry summer. Grows to between 40 and 70 feet tall with 50-foot spread.
Crabapple trees are considered ornamental due to their smaller size and beautiful flowers in the spring. Red, pink or white flowers blossom in the spring followed by green foliage. The variety of Crabapple trees available depends on their supply each year. Most of these trees grow between 15 to 25 feet tall and produce fruit.
Pin Oak or Red Oak
A Pin Oak is a fast growing tree that can grow as tall as 60 to 70 feet and be 25 to 45 feet wide. The tree will start out as a pyramid shape and then turn more oval as it ages. The Pin Oak produces acorns and has green glossy leaves turn bronze or red in the fall. A Red Oak might be substituted by the tree vendor if the Pin Oak is not available.
Sign up for Tree Power online or call 874-7325