GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — When considering what kind of trees to plant in your yard, or choosing what trees will stay after an outdoor make-over, climate should be one of the factors you consider. 

According to the Minnesota DNR Forestry Service, climate change will be the most significant threat to Minnesota forests over the next century, so planting a tree that will weather the Minnesota weather is crucial!

Trees that are less resistant to changing climate:

  • Aspen
  • Paper Birch
  • Tamarack
  • Black Spruce

These are four varieties you may want to avoid, as they will be less resistant to higher rainfall and warmer temperatures. 

Trees more resistant to changing climate:

  • American Basswood
  • Black Cherry
  • Northern Red Oak
  • Burr Oak
  • Sugar Maple
  • Red Maple
  • Eastern White Pine

These trees will be the best bet for a healthy tree that will live for generations to come. 

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