Choosing the Right Tree or Shrub:
Selecting the right tree or shrub can be difficult. That's why the OPPD Arboretum was designed to let you view trees and shrubs that are suitable for planting in this geographical region.
Before making your selection, you should decide how you wish to utilize the tree or shrub in the landscape, and the characteristics you want it to possess. Deciduous trees and shrubs - those that drop their leaves in the winter - provide excellent shade in the summer. Many have spring flowers, fruit and beautiful fall colors. Conifers - also called evergreens - are a good choice for shielding your house from winter winds, and for providing sight and sound barriers.