Tom Worley wrote:Stark Brothers just sent out an email about fall offerings last week- I don't know if they'd have what you're looking for, and they're rather pricey, but it may be an option.
Anne Miller wrote:From some threads here on our forum I found this and from what I read they ship out of state:
greg mosser wrote:$50 for a 3’ tree? are they just seedlings or that some fancy butternut cultivar?
Brody said, "The hickories were a mixed bag, the hazelnuts were all wild and I didn’t see butternuts.
A mix of hickory dominated by shagbark, but also includes bitternut, pignut, black and shellbark hickories. Seed mixed at planting. Good selection for wildlife and reforestation projects where a variety of nut sizes and tree form is desired. Height at maturity is 70 ft.
Ben Zumeta wrote:Burnt Ridge has a page that explains their shipping policies. Bare root trees go out in the late winter/early spring. I got my order of 250 trees and shrubs +seed nuts in early March. This was in addition to 200+ more trees I ordered elsewhere of started from seed the previous year. It was a challenge to get them watered in when we got no rain from late March to late April, when normally we’d be getting quite a bit of regular rain through May. I ended up with 50 trees still in nursery beds for the summer because planting and watering took so much longer with no rain. That and the cages for protection I had to provide when I realized a neighbors would/could not keep his damn bulls contained. However, maybe put them in a nursery bed for their first summer, where many trees can be watered easily at once, then plant them at the ideal time for your climate.
They’ve been great to me, but I have noticed most of the complaints on the Burnt Ridge site are from folks in vastly different climates than SW WA. Local/regional reviewers are almost all positive. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is true for most nurseries, and it’s always good to support local tree propagators. BR’s shipping policies also favor large orders and the floor price is not cheap, but they do seem to get them to their destination as expediently and safely as possible.
Ben Zumeta wrote:I’ve had decent luck so far keeping things I have yet to plant permanently [mostly] happy spaced tightly (4-6” apart for most trees and shrubs) and only watering with drip once every 1-2wks in a small (12-18” tall, 4ft wide) hugelish style raised beds. Basically bottom layer is wood and brush, topped with compost mixed with river sand, and bit of pumice). These are on a north facing slope to increase cold sinkage and theoretically retain dormancy longer, as it never gets too cold here in the winter for most temperate trees.
Ben Zumeta wrote:The tap root/root circling issue is the reason for the airpruned nursery bed for nuts, which is caged in for rodent protection. The other nursery beds with fruit trees and natives was built intentionally on very thin soil above bedrock. I sheet mulched the grasses there with cardboard, then sticks, then compost/river sand. This ought to theoretically make a deep tap root hard to form. We will see this fall when I plant them out on my late Mom’s birthday (December 5th), as this food forest is in her honor.
Kim Goodwin wrote:Have you tried Mark Shephard's nursery? He's in your general region.
Forest ag Nursery - Mark Shepard food forest trees and shrubs