Hardwood trees are also known as deciduous trees, meaning that they lose their leaves each year in autumn. The Wexford Conservation District sells a wide variety of hardwood trees suited to the climate and soil types found locally. All of the hardwood trees that we sell are native to Michigan.
2014 Hardwoods Price List
ASPEN, QUAKING (Populus tremuloidies)
Also called trembling aspen for the way the leaves tremble in the slightest breeze. Will grow 3 feet or more per year. Will form a clump of trees over time. Needs full sun. Prefers moist soils, but can grow on dry soils. The better the soil quality, the faster it will grow.
CHESTNUT, AMERICAN (Castanea dentata)
This tree, once a major component of eastern forests, is now found rarely in the wild due to the Chestnut Blight. The American Chestnut Council gathers nuts from still-healthy trees in northern Michigan that appear to be resistant to the blight. It is from these nuts that our seedlings are propagated. In order for the trees to produce nuts, two trees have to be planted within 100 feet of each other for pollination. Needs full sun. Tolerates dry soils. Grows 55-75’ tall.