It's time once again to think about getting some trees and shrubs in the ground! Last year we threw together a last-minute order and still managed to bring 600 plants into Thetford. The offerings this year include many conifers, a few hardwoods, and a slew of shrubs. I am selecting a few species that will do well in most sites and could be ordered in very large quantities to get the most bang for our buck, but if you want smaller numbers of other available species and don't mind paying for small quantities, get whatever floats your boat. Check out the catalog for species descriptions and site recommendations.
Here are the species that I want to combine small orders into big numbers. For these species, you can order any number you want.
Red Oak $0.50-1.00
Red Maple $1.00
White Ash $0.60-1.00
Paper Birch $1.00
Balsam Fir $0.45
Red Spruce $1.00
White Pine $0.30
For species not listed above, please order in increments of 10. For shrubs, order in increments of 10 or check out the specialty packages, which are assortments of 25 for $25. When two people each order 10 of something, we end up getting 5 free. If 2 people order 25 of a single species, it only costs a few bucks more to double the order. After I see where the demand is, I can get back to folks with freebies and options to maximize our order.
It is worth mentioning that these are seedlings, not half-grown trees. They are usually 6-12" tall, and natural mortality is common, depending on the weather. Last summer was pretty dry, and folks saw 50% or greater mortality. As such, this isn't necessarily a good strategy for precision landscaping, as you don't know if everything is going to make it. These plantings are more appropriate for establishing wildlife food plots, filling in understory where the deer have butchered everything, improving windbreaks, etc. I will have browse protectors and stakes, and those are roughly $1.00/set. The order usually arrives in late April. I will pick them up in Grafton County and have them sorted and ready for you to pick up at my home in Thetford Center.
Please send me your requests by February 20. After I get all quantities combined and figure out what price levels we qualify for, I will let each person know the total cost and you can send me a check. Contact me with any questions. I might not be able to do as many site visits as last year due to time constraints, but I'll do my best to steer you in the right direction.