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When you plant gum trees on your property, it won’t take you very long to figure out how they earned their name. Whenever the surface of the trunk of a gum tree breaks, cracks, or is damaged in any way, a thick gummy substance called kino will flow from it. You’ll find it in many different types of gum trees, including both the wholesale black gum trees and the sweet gum trees for sale through Cold Stream Farm. However, there are lots of other things that make gum trees like black gum (Nyssa sylvatica) and sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) trees unique.

The wholesale black gum trees that Cold Stream Farm sells, which also go by the names black tupelo and pepperidge trees, are most often found growing along rivers, streams, and other water sources. They grow best in moist, acidic soil and usually grow to be between 30 and 50 feet tall. Their leaves turn fluorescent yellow, orange, red, and even purple in the fall, and they also offer fruit that attracts birds. Wood from the black gum trees from Cold Stream Farm can be used to create everything from shipping containers to furniture, and it can be pulped, too, to produce books and magazines.

The sweet gum trees share some of the same characteristics as our wholesale black gum trees. Like black gum trees, the American sweetgum tree grows best when it’s positioned in moist, acidic soil. But sweet gum trees often serve a different purpose. They can grow to be up to 150 feet, which makes them great for those in search of shade trees for homes, parks, college campuses, and more. They also feature distinct five-pointed leaves as well as spiked fruits that are sometimes called “gumballs” and seeds that attract birds. Their wood is primarily used to create things like lumber, plywood, railroad ties, and similar products.

Give Cold Stream Farm a call at 231-464-5809 if you would like to invest in wholesale black gum trees or sweet gum trees for your property. Learn more about Deciduous Trees here.