Cloquet Forest Products says the clover tree is an easy choice for those seeking a new or gently used tree that will withstand the elements and be in good condition for years to come.
The company says the Clover tree is “easy to care for” and has a good flavor.
It has been harvested in Maine since 2004, said co-founder and CEO Chris Cloquet.
“It’s not a super hard tree, it’s not as tough as a maple or as hard as a redwood, but it’s just not a hard tree,” he said.
“I think it’s a good tree for a few reasons.”
The Clover tree can be used for the construction industry, commercial, and agricultural uses, said Cloquet, who added it’s easy to grow and maintain.
It is “an easy to care-for tree,” which means that the clovers have a long life and don’t need much care.
The Clover is a member of the maple family, and it’s usually harvested during the first spring.
The trees grow to a height of 5 feet, but the average tree can reach up to 12 feet, said John DeCoster, a plant physiologist at the University of Maine.
“The tree has a very low growth rate,” DeCaster said.
The tree’s canopy is also dense and can be a problem for pests, he added.
“If you’ve got an infestation of a beetle or something that can eat that, it could kill the tree.”
The tree is harvested in several stages, starting with seeds.
“We buy them in two batches, so you have seeds and you’ve also got a woodstock, and then you have the woodstock and you have tree,” Cloquet said.
A clover seedling is one of the first seeds that the tree produces, which is harvested when the tree is at least one year old.
The woodstock is also harvested in stages, including first, second, and third generations.
The clover woodstock can be stacked to create a single, large tree, and the company says it produces more than 10 million trees a year.
“In the past, it was more common to have one of those big trees that was a single tree, or one of these trees that were big, but these days, you can have a single big tree that’s a little bit smaller and that can be harvested in two or three batches,” said DeCasters co-owner, Jim Whelan.
“You have all the components in the tree and it can all be laid out in two to three years.”
The company’s Clover line of clover trees are also popular for other reasons, including decorative purposes.
It’s used for architectural and industrial purposes, and is used in landscape landscaping.
The first Clover trees were used for landscaping in the 1920s, and they were used in the 1960s as the base for landscaped homes and structures.
The new Clover line is expected to be a bigger player in landscaping and residential uses, but some of its products will also be used in building materials, said Whelans co-owners, Mike Dominguez and John DeMello.
The companies say they are making the Clover line available to homeowners and contractors for the first time.
“Clover trees have long been used for decorative purposes,” said Welsley.
“They are very hardy and a really nice choice for a home or a commercial site.”