Skip to product information
1 of 6

DIY Trees

InnovaTree | DIY Trees Kit

InnovaTree | DIY Trees Kit

Regular price $25.00
Regular price Sale price $25.00
Sale Sold out
Free Shipping


Meet the InnovatreeTM, a remarkable hybrid poplar tree developed and patented by NRRI at the University of Minnesota that combines durability, speed of growth, and ecological benefits. It thrives in a variety of climates, making it an excellent choice for gardeners and landscapers. With its lush foliage and robust growth, the InnovatreeTM is not only a practical addition to any green space but also a beautiful one. It’s the perfect choice for anyone looking to enhance their environment with a touch of green that’s both attractive and sustainable. Ideal for parks, school yards, and personal gardens.

Everything you need to grow your InnovaTreeTM  for amazingly fast shade.

DIY Kit Includes:

  • 4 to 6 inch live InnovaTree plug
  • Recyclable growing pot (its shipping and growing chamber)
  • Burlap growing sack (for optimal root development and ease of transplanting)
  • Biochar/compost soil blend (to provide ideal growing conditions)
  • Tree bracelet (with QR code to identify your tree)
  • Pest guards (2x 12 inch sections fasten together to grow with the tree to protect against rodents and rabbit damage for the first 24 inches of growth)
  • Zip ties (to fasten pest guards)
  • Metal stakes (to fasten pest guard to the soil)
  • Online instructions (tutorial videos are coming)
  • 1 year warranty (If the tree fails to grow in the first year, we will replace it for free.  This excludes the tree being damaged by you or an animal.)

Why InnovaTree?

  • InnovaTree has been developed by NRRI at the University of Minnesota over 3 decades to grow incredibly fast and be disease resistant.
  • Grows up to 10 feet/year! (with ideal conditions)
  • Full height is 75 feet and lives over 50 years.
  • Grows well across climate zones 3-6, ideal for the Midwest (we do not ship outside of Zone 7 to prevent customer dissatisfaction.) 
  • Cottonless (no fluffy stuff in the springtime!)
  • Will not sucker like native Poplar trees.
  • Loves full sun and well-drained loam, sandy loam, clay loam, and light clay soils with annual rainfall above 20 inches.  Will not do well in heavy clay soils.

Plant InnovaTree For:

  • Fast landscaping
  • Ash tree replacement
  • Shelterbelts / Windbreaks
  • Privacy screens
  • Erosion control
  • Reforestation
  • Soil pollution clean-up
  • Biomass feedstock
  • Quick carbon capture

InnovaTree™ is a trademark of the University of Minnesota and may not be used without written permission.  The unauthorized propagation of protected plants is prohibited.  

Our goal is to make sure your trees arrive as happy and healthy as possible.  To do that, we strive to keep total shipping time under 4 days.  In order to prevent carrier delays over the weekend, we only ship Monday through Thursday.

View full details