Looking for the perfect picks for the Keystone State? Look no further. Planting trees in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will depend a lot on where in the state you live – whether that's in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Gettysburg, Old Forge, or Scranton – and what benefit you expect from the tree.
The Best Trees for Planting in Pennsylvania
Specimen tree choices for Pennsylvania yards will include those that are highly adaptable to the PA climate, and also show good drought resistance as well as mildew, insect and disease resistance for known problems in your area.
The best types of trees to look for will be those that are fast-growing, hardy, and are even native Pennsylvania trees, such as Flowering Dogwoods. For cooling shade from that scorching Pennsylvania summer sun, we suggest Tulip Trees, Autumn Blaze Maple Trees, or Purple Autumn Ash Trees.
Selecting and Planting Trees for Pennsylvania
Wherever your location – in the Upland Piedmont, the Ridge and Valley Region, on the Allegheny Plateau, or the Atlantic and Erie Coastlines – we can be your PA tree nursery. Our wide selection offers a good variety of trees for planting in Pennsylvania, along with several lovely specimens sure to provide unique solutions to beautify your unique Pennsylvania home landscaping.
The Pennsylvania state tree is the Eastern Hemlock, an evergreen tree that grows up to 175 feet tall on a straight trunk. The official Pennsylvania state soil is called Hazelton, a native soil of Pennsylvania not occurring in any other state. There are more than one and one half million acres of Hazelton (named for a PA town) soil in Pennsylvania. This is the most extensive soil in the state.