Hardwood trees represent a group of trees that have broad leaves, produce a fruit or nut, are mostly deciduous and go dormant in the winter. Some of the most popular species of hardwoods are oak, maple, hickory, walnut, and cherry trees.
Hardwoods are used for cabinets, furniture, moldings and other millwork. Wood hardness varies among hardwood species, and some hardwoods are actually softer than some softwoods. Hardwood trees are very good shade trees. Most produce masses of leaves for shade and are very resistant to wind damage.
Hardwoods are more varied than softwoods. There are many more hardwood species than softwoods species. Hardwoods are usually more expensive to purchase compared to softwoods.
Because hardwoods are generally denser, they contain more calories or volume and thus are popular for cooking, smoking meat, and camp fires because they tend to burn hotter and longer than softwoods. Hardwoods are very useful in projects that require strength and beautiful graining such as you would find in oak cabinets.
We offer several hardwood tree varieties. Click the photos to learn more, or call our plant experts at (402) 934-8116.