W.J. Beal Tree Plantation

W.J. Beal Tree Plantation

Planted in 1888, the plantation may be the oldest documented tree stand in North America. With 40 species of trees, the purpose of the planting was to determine and demonstrate how well various trees and shrubs could be established and grown on dry, sandy soils. Handicapped accessible interpretive hiking trail offers self guided tours. Listed in the Michigan Forest Association's Guidebook of "Michigan's Famous and Historic Trees".

W.J. Beal Tree Plantation Web Site

Contact Information


Industrial Park Road

Grayling, MI 49738

Driving Directions

Toll Free: (800) 937-8837

Phone: (989) 348-4945

Location of W.J. Beal Tree Plantation

Map of Michigan