Information on tolerance to inundation with water for several tree species that can be used in tree trenches/tree boxes.
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Scientific name1,2,3 Common name 1,2,3 Event/frequency tolerance (H=High, M=moderate, L=low)1 Maximum depth of tolerated inundation (inches)1 Tolerance to inundation period (H=high, ML=medium long, MS=medium short, S=short)1 Maximum days of inundation1
Acer saccharinum 1,2 Silver maple M 60 L 20
Alnus incana ssp. rugosa 1,2 Speckled alder H 24 L 6
Betula nigra 'Cully' & ' BNMFT' 1,2 Heritage and Dura-Heat river birch H 60 L 5
Fraxinus americana 2 White ash H 59 L 4
Fraxinus nigra 1 Black ash H 60 L 5
Fraxinus pennsylvanica 1,2 Green ash H 60/24 L/ML 10/4
Larix decidua 3 European larch L 11 L 4
Larix laricina 1 Tamarack L 12 L 5
Populus tremuloides 1,1 Quacking aspen L 18 MS 3
Salix nigra 1 Black willow H 60/24 L/ML 10/4
Sorbus alnifolia 2 Korean mountainash H 60/25 L/ML 10/5
Sorbus x hybrida, Sorbus x thuringiaca 2 Oak-leaf mountainash H 60/26 L/ML 10/6

1 Shaw, D. and R. Schmidt. 2003. Plants for Stormwater Design: Species Selection for the Upper Midwest. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
2 Bassuk, N. et al. 2009. Recommended Urban Trees: Site Assessment and Tree Selection for Stress Tolerance. Urban Horticulture Institute, Dept of Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
3 USDA NRCS Plants Database. www.usda.plants.gov

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