• American Beech. Fagus grandifolia.
  • Hardy native deciduous trees producing edible nuts.
  • Each order contains 2 seedling trees for reliable pollination
  • Cold hardy into zone 3

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American Beech. Fagus grandifolia. This native north american tree growing up to 70 feet or more tall and 40 foot wide. Cold hardy into zone 3. Edible portions include the nuts (especially roasted), inner bark, and young leaves. Like most seedling native trees, it takes a while to bear, often decades. The tree will live and produce food and materials for 300 years. A good candidate for coppicing and pollarding, with recuts possible at 4 year intervals. Search Coppicing on the website. Will grow in sun, but is very tolerant of shady conditions, stemming from its evolution as a climax species in eastern temperate forests.

Available Services:

Tree Pruning
Proper pruning ensures a healthier tree, improves fruit size and increases fruit yield. Fruit trees should be pruned during winter dormancy. We’ll prune individual trees or an entire orchard.

We offer services for those who would like assistance in planting and/or maintaining trees and help with everything from staking trees to trellising grapes and berries. We will show you the proper procedures for caring for your home orchard or do the maintenance for you.

Custom Grafting
In addition to grafting the fruit trees we sell, we also offer custom grafting services. We can graft a hard to find cultivar, a reproduction from your own tree, or we can graft onto an existing tree on your property. New trees can be sent right away or grown a year here.

We do site visits, help with soil and other tests, and planning. Included are written plans for the implementation and day to day operations of your future of existing plantings. Fees vary according to the extent of the operation. Contact us for further info.

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