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Menomonee Tribal Enterprises Neopit, Wisconsin
(715) 756-2311


The Forest Keepers

Committed to excellence in the sustainable management of our forest, and the manufacturing of our lumber and forest products providing a consistently superior product while serving the needs of our forest, employees, wood products customers, tribal community, and future generations.

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150 years of sustainable forestry from Menomonee Tribal Enterprises

Basswood Lumber for Sale

Wisconsin’s Top Sustainable Lumber Supplier

As Wisconsin’s top sustainable lumber supplier, Menominee Tribal Enterprises sells premium basswood lumber at competitive prices. We offer a full range of high-quality lumber products. Our sustainably sourced basswood is available in rough-sawn or finished varieties. Experience the difference our fast delivery and helpful service make for your woodworking, contracting, packaging or manufacturing business.

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Why Choose MTE Wood for Basswood?

MTE creates an ideal environment for healthy basswood growth with our unique farming practices. Our commitment to sustainable forestry is unmatched. We implement strict quality control measures to guarantee product consistency. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist with any basswood questions you may have.

Basswood Lumber Characteristics

Basswood (Tilia americana) is a fast-growing, soil-enriching tree species with one of the lowest densities (5.4%) of any commercial species in Wisconsin. Native to the Great Lakes region and the Northern Deciduous Forest regions of North America, basswood spans the Midwest to the East Coast, abundantly covering Canada and every county in Iowa. Basswood trees stand 60-100 feet tall at maturity and are planted for shade in residential areas. 

Basswood trees live an average of 100 years, with some boasting a lifespan of 140-200 years. Populations are impacted by: 

  • Overbrowsing by white-tailed deer
  • Girdling by mice and voles 
  • Seedling and sapling consumption by rabbits and rodents 
  • Feeding by mites and Japanese beetles 

Flowering in June from heart-shaped leaves, basswood is known for its softness, light weight and consistent grain. Basswood is warp-resistant, cuts easily and responds well to paint and glue. Woodworkers prefer basswood for producing lightweight wood products including furniture, shutters, musical instruments and serveware. 

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Quick Facts on Basswood

  • Common Names: American basswood, Linden

  • Origin: Eastern North America

  • Color: Pale to light brown with undefined heartwood and sapwood sections

  • Average Weight: 23 lb/ft3 (368 kg/m3

  • General Characteristics: Basswood is a softwood member of the linden tree species. Its fibrous inner bark is strong, and the wood features a fine, close grain ideal for carving. Found mostly in moist habitats, basswood nourishes surrounding soil by bringing calcium and magnesium to the surface. Basswood carries a low rating for use as firewood. 

Common Uses for Basswood

  • Venetian blinds
  • Toys
  • Musical instruments
  • Baskets, boxes and shipping materials
  • Prototypes
  • Architectural models

The Increasing Basswood Population in Wisconsin

According to the DNR, the basswood currently accounts for 4% of tree growth in Wisconsin, an increase of 13.5% since 1996. On average, 65% of basswood volume is in Northern Wisconsin. Menominee Tribal Enterprises is proud to nurture the continued growth of the delicate basswood population, taking great care to harvest basswood sustainably.

Supplying Basswood for Businesses Across Wisconsin

MTE supplies basswood lumber to contractors, woodworkers and manufacturers throughout Wisconsin in Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Wausau and beyond. We deliver the high-quality basswood products your business requires.

Contact MTE to order the sustainably harvested wood sourced from Wisconsin's forests. Or visit our full selection of lumber products.
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Menominee Tribal Enterprises is an internationally recognized sustainable wood supplier for wood brokers & exporters, lumber yards, basketball courts, furniture and cabinetry makers, hard and softwood pallet manufacturers, construction, interior design and more. We provide chemical-free FSC and LEED certified wood to a variety of industries, serving clients throughout Wisconsin in Madison, Oshkosh, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Appleton, Green Bay, Waupaca, Sheboygan and Wausau.

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