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What is the best tree to grow for profit?

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According to Profitable Plants Digest, instant shade trees, such as red maples and American elms, are among the best trees to plant for profit. These trees are typically sold in 10- to 15-gallon pots and have well-established roots, allowing for rapid growth once planted in the ground.

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Flowering dogwoods, such as the Kousa dogwood, are other high-profit trees to grow. Many people love the Kousa because it resists disease and deer and produces a crop of sweet red berries. Baldwin, Blue Pearmain and Winesap apple trees are other popular choices. The apples that these trees produce have richer flavors than most modern commercial apples, making them popular for those who enjoy heritage fruits.

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