Chestnut

Blight took a heavy toll on Chestnut trees back at the beginning of the 20th century. But these days, the trees have made a comeback in a major way and are starting to show up in different parts of the country. Cold Stream Farm can provide you with wholesale Chestnut trees for sale if you’re looking to add some to your land. You can choose from American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) and Chinese Chestnut (Castanea mollissima) trees. They each have their own set of unique characteristics that set them apart.

American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) trees can grow to be as tall as 100 feet. They grow best when placed in moderately acidic soil and need lots of sunshine and proper drainage. They thrive in areas with altitudes that are under 2,500 feet and require protection from frost pockets, wet spots, and blight. They’re known for producing very big branches and large edible nuts and are best situated either in parks or forests. They’re essential for many forms of wildlife, including everything from white-tailed deer to wild turkeys to black bears.

Chinese Chestnut (Castanea mollissima) trees, on the other hand, aren’t anywhere near as large as American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) trees. They prefer to grow in moderately acid soil just like American Chestnut trees, but they only grow to be between 40 and 60 feet tall. Despite their smaller stature, they’re known for being more blight resistant than their American counterparts. They’re also known for being drought tolerant and grow best when they get plenty of sun. They start to grow edible nuts about five years after they’re planted and provide them to squirrels, turkeys, deer, and other animals.

If you would like to invest in Chestnut trees for sale, Cold Stream Farm can serve as your supplier. Call 231-464-5809 today for more information.

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