We grow native nut trees and other native hardwoods in Rootmaker bags. Most are grown from seed gathered in Washtenaw and Jackson counties.
We use Rootmaker bags that come in a variety of sizes. Larger bags allow trees to grow to a larger size before planting.
Trees in smaller bags are ready to transplant at an earlier age and are therefore less expensive and easier to transplant.
We are currently using 12”, 14”, and 18” bags.
Trees in 12” bags can grow to 1 ½ inch diameter and sell for $50 each.
Trees in 14” bags can grow to 2 inch diameter and sell for $70 each.
Trees in 18” bags can grow to 3 inch diameter and sell for $100 each
The native trees that we have to sell are:
|Common Name||Scientific Name|
|Northern Red Oak||Quercus rubrum|
|Chinkapin Oak||Q. muehlenbergii|
|Shingle Oak||Q. imbracaria|
|Swamp White Oak||Q. bicolor|
|Kentucky Coffee Tree||Gymnocladus dioicus|
Trees that are not native to Southern Michigan
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Why not native?|
|Overcup Oak||Quercus lyrata||Native in Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, and further south|
|Willow Oak||Q. phellos||Native in Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, and further south|
|Prairie Fire Crabapple||Malus sp. ‘Prairiefire’||Apple family, originally from the Middle East|