14 Profitable Trees For Backyard Growers

Believe it or not, if you start a tree growing operation you can truly have it made in the shade! There are a handful of profitable trees to target for the best results, but why grow trees in the first place? That’s easy. If you are a fan of the outdoors and are fond of […]


The rent-a-tree concept has become popular among growers of any crop that can be picked by customers, such as tree fruit, or nuts. Here’s how it works: A grower with an orchard of fruit or nut trees wants to sell his crop before the harvest. A customer also wants to own a future crop, while […]

“Exotic” Christmas Trees Can Bring Extra Profits To Growers

John Curtis, a Christmas tree grower in New Jersey, has found a profitable niche for his tree farm by growing over 40 varieties of trees that offer something different for shoppers looking for a unique tree to take home. Both new visitors and repeat customers appreciate the experience of seeing so many varieties after being […]

Profits From Heirloom Apple Trees

  Scattered around the U.S. and Canada are hundreds of heirloom apple growers who are profiting from the renewed interest in the old apple varieties. Heirloom apples are those varieties popular over 100 years ago. Why heirloom apples? Let’s be honest, supermarket apples tend to be tasteless, bland varieties, bred for their ability to ship […]

Growing Walnut Trees For Profit

During the week, Tom Jenkins is a financial advisor, helping others invest for their retirement. On weekends, Jenkins sometimes packs a sack lunch and pruning saw and visits what he calls his “Walnut IRA.” His 20 acres of black walnut trees, originally planted in a 12 foot by 12 foot grid and gradually thinned to […]

How To Start a Bonsai Business

  Every year, more and more people move to the city, where yards are much smaller, or even just a condo balcony. Gardeners adapt by learning to grow in smaller spaces and finding smaller plants to grow. Bonsai trees are the ultimate small plant, considering a sixty foot tall tree in nature may be just […]

10 Most Profitable Trees To Grow

Growing trees for profit is an ideal part-time or full-time business for anyone who enjoys being outdoors and working with plants. Trees are a valuable and renewable resource that can be grown in a tiny backyard or on a 100 acre tree farm. The most profitable trees for most small growers are those in demand […]

Growing Japanese Maples For Profit

For hundreds of years, Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) have been grown and admired by gardeners, who view them as a “collector’s tree” because of their unique beauty. These lovely trees make a unique addition to any garden, with foliage ranging from delicate lacy leaves to variegated leaves in a rainbow of colors from red and […]

How to Make $40,000 (Or More) Growing Potted Trees

New tree growers who need to turn a profit right away should take a look at container growing, a system used by many commercial nurseries. Growing trees for sale in pots, whether they are heirloom fruit trees or tiny trees for bonsai collectors, is easier, faster, more profitable and produces high quality trees. Here are […]

How To Start a Tree Farm

  If you own a few acre, consider becoming a tree farmer. It’s earth-friendly and more profitable than you might imagine when you grow high-value trees. Traditional tree farms are much like a plantation with one primary crop, saw and pulp logs. In the South, most tree farmers grow loblolly pines, in the Northwest, douglas […]