What kind of trees does KIB plant?
KIB plants over 75 species of trees, the vast majority of which are native to Indiana. As biodiversity is extremely important to our urban environment, KIB strives to plant a rich variety of trees at each tree planting instead of just one or two popular species. KIB chooses species that are tolerant of urban soil and air quality, are resistant to pests and diseases, and trees that offer natural beauty and year-round interest to our city’s landscape. KIB also prefers to plant large shade trees over small ornamental trees whenever possible, as large shade trees offer the most significant environmental and health benefits to our community. Learn more about native trees to Indiana by looking at this Tree Species Fact Sheet provided by the Hoosier Heartland Plant-A-Million campaign. This list will provide you information about a variety of species of trees, most of which KIB routinely plants.