When I think of hard wood trees, I think of slower growing, heirloom trees, that last longer than a lifetime. Valuable timber and trees you can’t get your arms around come to mind.
The amazing thing is, many of these trees in their youth have relatively fast growth rates. In the forest, trees have to fight for light, so when an opening in the canopy presents itself, most all young trees can grow pretty quick. It isn’t until maturity that they begin to slow down.
Below are five great hard wood trees we grow on the farm.