|Apple Valley's Urban Forest
Many species of trees make up the Apple Valley urban forest.
Historically, the northerly half of the city was a hardwood forest, and
the southerly half was agricultural and gravel mining. Many native
species, including oak, elm, basswood, maple, and paper birch, can be
found in remnant forest parcels and park lands. Numerous nursery
varieties have been planted by landowners. Each tree species comes with
its own set of characteristics and problems.