Hardwood trees for sale

Rootmaker Oaks in the fall of 2011

Rootmaker Oaks in the fall of 2011

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 $49 each.  Trees in 14” bags can grow to 2 inch diameter and sell for $69 each. Trees in 18” bags can grow to 3 inch diameter and sell for $99 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
Willow C. Babalonica Hardy in Washington D.C. and south