What is the Most Common tree in Minnesota?

Minnesota has a lot of trees and is known for the beautiful pines that are always Instagram worthy from every angle. Even though Minnesota’s state tree is a red pine, the most common tree is not even in the pine family! A Quaking Aspen is the most common tree in Minnesota. Learn some fun facts about this tree below.

Fun Facts About Quaking Aspen Trees

  • These trees have the widest natural range of any tree in North America.
  • Quaking Aspens grow to the height of 40-50’ and a spread of 20-30’ at maturity.
  • It grows well in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, and clay soils.
  • It’s used to make tongue depressors, popsicle sticks, clothes pins, crates, and paper pulp.
  • Quaker Aspen gets its name because of the way the tree shakes (or quakes) when the wind hits it.

Other common trees in Minnesota are Maple, Oak, Spruce, and Elm trees. Minnesota has 54 different species of trees that are native, and about 17 million acres of forest where these trees live. That is a TREE-mendous number of trees!

3 Famous Trees in MPLS

  • An Eastern White Pine is the tallest tree in Minneapolis, located at 49000 block of Girard Avenue. Estimated height is 115’.
  • A 300-year-old Bur Oak located on the shore of Wirth Lake, in Theodore Wirth Park.
  • Minnesota’s largest Butternut tree is located in Roseville’s Reservoir Woods Park. It’s waistline measures over 17’.

Trees are abundant in Minnesota, which means we have heard a lot of stories about storm damage, trees falling over on really windy days, or the snow breaking big branches off during the winter. Ivan’s Tree Service has professionals that can safely and efficiently take care of those trees for you. Learn about the services we provide here.