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Michigan Marsh
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PJW    Posted 05-15-2003 at 18:26:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
At the edge of my forest is a large marsh. This area was at one time part of the forest. I believe roads were cut on other parcels of land and water flow interrupted causing a marsh on my property. Many of the hardwood trees have died out. Some soft maple has taken the place but doesn't seem to grow to large before dying out or becoming bug infested. I have tried Willow and Tamarack but have not been successful with either species. I do have some old growth Tamarack in the marsh were full sun is available. And much to my surprise Iris started growing in the marsh about 5 years ago and has spread quickly. Can anyone suggest a type of tree or foliage that I could plant that would brighten up this area? I live in the Mid Michigan area. Please send responses to welchp@teacher.com.


jimbob    Posted 05-16-2003 at 09:28:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Trees that accept very moist or wet lands in Michigan are:
1) Red or White Cedar- wet with standing water.
2) White Birch- moist with some drainage.


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