By Nathan Zenser
My parents cut down the dreaded sweetgum tree… tired of picking up gum balls. They now need a tree replacement for the north side of the house. The site gets sun and is somewhat dry. They are looking for a mid-size tree.
I have done research and thought I found the perfect tree: Eastern Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana). The problem is that I can’t find anyone who sells this tree. We want a decent-sized tree, not a seedling. Does anyone know of nurseries that carry nice size native trees, like the Eastern Hop Hornbeam? I’m also open to other tree species suggestions for the site.