Can someone suggest a small tree, native to nj?
I would like to grow some trees around my pond.
I would like them to be not wider then 25'-30'max, and not taller then 35'-50'max; if they are native to New Jersey, it would be even better.
I would pick certain types of Birch or Willow, but I have heard it claimed that these trees, by virtue of the nature and habit of their roots, may pierce/invade the pond liner, which if it is not true, please let me know, as I would like these - I'm afraid since I have non-weeping willow about 40 feet from my pond escavation.
I'm already going to get White Flowering Dogwood, and even though not native: Star Magnolia.
I won't get trees with less then long longevity, such as cherry trees. I want to have shade to plant hostas and ferns underneath the trees, and which that Dawn Redwood would not get to big. So, again, I start my list of possibilities with:
and exclude: cherry, flowering cherry, japanese mapple, redbud (short life-span), peach, birch, and willow.