Aspen

If you’re looking to plant a tree that will grow very quickly once you get it into the ground, Aspen trees are usually a solid selection. Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) trees, in particular, can grow to be anywhere from 20 to 60 feet high with a 20 to 30-foot spread. They also have an extremely fast growth rate and can grow more than two feet every year when they’re provided with plenty of moisture and sunlight. Cold Stream Farm can set you up with wholesale Quaking Aspen trees should you choose to plant them.

Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) trees are typically planted in groves and are known for being a great source of lumber. They’re used to create a wide range of pulp products, such as books, newspapers, and even fine printing paper. The lumber that comes from Quaking Aspen trees is light, which makes it ideal for furniture, plywood, wall paneling, crates, and more. Quaking Aspen trees are also known for being hardy. They’re often times the first trees to repopulate when land is cleared, and the bark on them is believed to contain anti-inflammatory properties.

There are many types of wildlife that rely on Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) trees in the wild. They provide a habitat for ruffed grouse and woodpeckers and food for orioles, pheasants, and more. They’re also a food source for animals like deer and beavers as well as the caterpillars of different moths and butterflies.

You can find additional information on Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) trees through the USDA/NRCS PLANTS Database. Reach out to Cold Stream Farm at 231-464-5809 to discover if wholesale Quaking Aspen trees might be right for you.

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