Tree Vendors

August 10, 2015

The following list of names, web addresses, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers is copied from the Northern Nut Growers Association’s Nutshell and represents some companies that can help growers establish chestnut orchards in Michigan.  The comments associated with each organization are based on experiences of researchers at Michigan State University.  Remember, no chestnut material, other than nuts, can be brought into Michigan due to the Chestnut Asian Gall Wasp pest quarantine.  Also, remember, mixing Chinese and European/Japanese hybrids may lead to nuts with internal kernel breakdown (IKB).  For more information on plant material selection for Michigan producers visit

 NOTE: This information is listed for the sole purpose of benefiting chestnut growers in Michigan and the appearance or exclusion of a source on this list does not imply an endorsement of that company or individual by Michigan State University or a bias against those not listed.

Grafted cultivars

Nurseries selling chestnut grafted cultivars that can produce commercial levels of chestnuts in Michigan.  Generally, these nurseries will carry some of the cultivars mentioned in the Germplasm section of this website.

Forrest Keeling Nursery

P.O. 135

88 Forrest Keeling Lane

Elsberry MO  63343

Phone: (800) 356-2401


Forrest Keeling Nursery carries most, if not all, of the grafted cultivars mentioned in the Germplasm section of this webpage.

Burnt Ridge Nursery & Orchards, Inc.

432 Burnt Ridge Rd.

Onalaska, WA 98570

Phone: (360) 985-2873

Fax: (360) 985-0882



Burnt Ridge Nursery sells some of the grafted cultivars mentioned in the Germplasm section of this webpage.

 Washington Chestnut Company

6160 Everson Goshen Road

Everson, WA  98247

Ph: (360) 966-7158



Chestnut trees, both grafted and seedlings, scion wood, and seeds representing various species and cultivars. 


Chinese or Chinese-like trees are suitable for hobby growers but are not recommended for commercial production in Michigan.

Nash Nurseries

4975 W. Grand River Road
Owosso, MI 48867-9292
Ph: (517) 651-5278
Sells seedlings of various chestnut species including American seedlings.  Sometime has grafted cultivars available.  May also have chinquapin chestnut available.

Chestnut Hill Tree Farm

15105 NW 94 Ave.
Alachua, FL 32615  
Ph:  (800) 669-2067
Fax: (386) 462-4330
Dunstan Hybrid chestnut (a non-grafted seedling tree given a name).

Oikos Tree Crops

PO Box 19425
Kalamazoo, MI 49019-0425
Ph: (269) 624-6233
Some seedling chestnuts available.

Stark Bro’s Nurseries and Orchards Co.

Ph: (800) 325-4180

P.O. Box 398

4975 W. Grand River Road


Seedling and some grafted chestnut cultivars available.


A.M. Leonard, Inc.


Ph: 800-543-8955  

Leonard sells tool and supplies for the horticulture industry.  

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