(906) 282-3158
Iron Mountain, MI
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North Forty
Wild Apple Trees
North Forty
Wild Apple Trees

About Us

North Forty Wild Apple Trees is a family-owned nursery grower specializing in growing wild apple trees from seed for wildlife plantings. Our trees are grown from seeds hand-collected from over 650 wild apple trees managed by North Forty to produce genetically diverse and naturally resilient seed stock. Located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, we are situated in a USDA Zone 4a climate where temperatures can reach 30 below zero. This ensures our seed-producing stock, and the apple tree transplants we sell, are winter-hardy. Our trees are inspected and certified healthy.

What We Do

North Forty provides an affordable alternative to expensive grafted apple trees to create quality wildlife habitat on your property. Our trees are ideal for hunters, quality deer management programs, conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts who want to attract a variety of wildlife to increase viewing opportunities. We began over 25 years ago with a simple idea to establish apple trees on family-owned property to increase our hunting success. After several disappointing attempts with apple trees purchased from a local "big box" store’s lawn & garden center, we decided to try something different.

The Lessons We've Learned

We have learned some important lessons about apple trees sold at local retail stores from our unsuccessful experiences: Apple trees available from some stores are brought in from nurseries located in warmer climates and aren't acclimated to the harsher winters here in the north. Area lawn & garden stores stock semi-dwarf, grafted apple trees, preferred by commercial orchards and residential property owners who want to plant a tree in their backyard where space is limited, and that will bear a particular apple variety. Grafted semi-dwarf apple trees are expensive, especially if the plan is to purchase a large number of trees for habitat improvement. Semi-dwarf apple trees won't grow to the size of a full-sized standard apple tree. Its smaller physical size makes it less able to survive the abuse an apple tree in the wild will experience from animals and the elements.

Our Growing Idea

Using what we learned from our experience, our idea was simple. Rather than try to force the trees grown for commercial orchards to survive in the wild, we decided to grow wild apple trees that thrive naturally in a wild environment. It didn't take long for our success to be noticed by others. What started out as growing trees for our hunting property became a hobby supplying trees to friends and relatives. Soon, local non- profit service clubs and conservation districts began offering our wild apple trees to hunters and property owners as part of their annual fundraising efforts. Today, we provide wild apple trees wholesale to conservation-minded organizations who resell our trees to fund their organization's ongoing activities; and, we sell directly to hunters and property owners who want to create and enhance wildlife habitat on their property.
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Wild Apple Trees
North Forty
Iron Mountain, MI
Home | About | Contact | Order Trees | Our Products N3331 Woodland Drive, Iron Mountain, MI 49801 Phone: (906) 282-3158 Email: greg@n40wildapples.com Website by North Country Website Design.
North Forty
Wild Apple Trees

About Us

North Forty Wild Apple Trees is a family-owned nursery grower specializing in growing wild apple trees from seed for wildlife plantings. Our trees are grown from seeds hand-collected from over 650 wild apple trees managed by North Forty to produce genetically diverse and naturally resilient seed stock. Located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, we are situated in a USDA Zone 4a climate where temperatures can reach 30 below zero. This ensures our seed- producing stock, and the apple tree transplants we sell, are winter- hardy. Our trees are inspected and certified healthy.

What We Do

North Forty provides an affordable alternative to expensive grafted apple trees to create quality wildlife habitat on your property. Our trees are ideal for hunters, quality deer management programs, conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts who want to attract a variety of wildlife to increase viewing opportunities. We began over 25 years ago with a simple idea to establish apple trees on family-owned property to increase our hunting success. After several disappointing attempts with apple trees purchased from a local "big box" store’s lawn & garden center, we decided to try something different.

The Lessons We've Learned

We have learned some important lessons about apple trees sold at local retail stores from our unsuccessful experiences: Apple trees available from some stores are brought in from nurseries located in warmer climates and aren't acclimated to the harsher winters here in the north. Area lawn & garden stores stock semi-dwarf, grafted apple trees, preferred by commercial orchards and residential property owners who want to plant a tree in their backyard where space is limited, and that will bear a particular apple variety. Grafted semi-dwarf apple trees are expensive, especially if the plan is to purchase a large number of trees for habitat improvement. Semi-dwarf apple trees won't grow to the size of a full-sized standard apple tree. Its smaller physical size makes it less able to survive the abuse an apple tree in the wild will experience from animals and the elements.

Our Growing Idea

Using what we learned from our experience, our idea was simple. Rather than try to force the trees grown for commercial orchards to survive in the wild, we decided to grow wild apple trees that thrive naturally in a wild environment. It didn't take long for our success to be noticed by others. What started out as growing trees for our hunting property became a hobby supplying trees to friends and relatives. Soon, local non-profit service clubs and conservation districts began offering our wild apple trees to hunters and property owners as part of their annual fundraising efforts. Today, we provide wild apple trees wholesale to conservation-minded organizations who resell our trees to fund their organization's ongoing activities; and, we sell directly to hunters and property owners who want to create and enhance wildlife habitat on their property.
Contact North 40 Wild Apple Trees - Iron Mountain MI, Kingsford, Michigan, Dickinson County, Northern Wisconsin, Florence Wisconsin, apples, apple, north forty, Michigan, Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula, wild trees for sale Contact North 40 Wild Apple Trees - Iron Mountain MI, Kingsford, Michigan, Dickinson County, Northern Wisconsin, Florence Wisconsin, apples, apple, north forty, Michigan, Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula, wild trees for sale