Hardwood tree characteristics apply to almost 40% of the tree species in this country's forests. To classify a tree as a hardwood, it must have broad leaves rather than needle-like leaves and produce a fruit or nut; often going dormant in the winter. Hardwood trees make excellent shade trees and bring beauty to your landscape. They are also attractant for wildlife such as deer, turkey, squirrels and birds. Below are the available hardwoods at our nursery.