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Joshua Shultz
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Location: Delton, Michigan, USA
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Hello! I am looking for tree seeds to increase the genetic diversity at my farm. Quantities can range from a doz to about a hundred depending on species so please contact me with what you have laying around (literally in the yard from the fall) Species below:

- Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)
- Chestnuts (American or hybrid)
- Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)
- Serviceberry (Amelanchier utahensis)
- Wormwood (Artemesia absinthium)
- Paw-Paw (Asimina triloba)
- Northern Pecan (Carya illinoensis)
- Shellbark Hickory or Kingnut Hickory (Carya laciniosa)
- Chinese Jujube (Zizyphus jujuba)
- American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)
- Filibert (Corylus avellana)
- Quince (Cydonia oblonga)
- English Walnut (Juglans regia)
- Bog Myrtle (Myrica gale)
- Burr Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
- black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
- Black Willow (Salix nigra)

I also have some limited seeds for trade or possibly trade seedlings back in exchange.
Thanks!

Joshua
 
Andrew Bartelt
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Location: Central Wisconsin
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Two places I have ordered seedlings from for this spring are located in MI and if you buy in bulk 25 or more can be very affordable.
https://www.coldstreamfarm.net/ This one is cheaper for most.
http://oikostreecrops.com/store/home.asp

Two advantages from ordering seedlings, they are acclimated to your state and give you a year or two head start. Good luck.
Andy
 
Joshua Shultz
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Thanks Andy! I never expected seedlings to be so reasonably priced! I had heard of Oikos before but never the coldstreamfarm. At those pries I may just have to buy seedlings!

Joshua
 
Andrew Bartelt
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Location: Central Wisconsin
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No problem Jason. I have seen recommendations for Oikos on permaculture blogs, but found cold stream on my own. The reviews from daves gardens seemed good enough for me to give them a shot. There is one place, I think it is TNT nursery, or something from Tennesee that has crazy cheap prices but is a total scam,( and they have sister websites) so always do your due diligence. If you are good at networking and know some other permies close to you, you may even be able to up the quantities and split an order. Also keep in mind that many places allow pick-up, so you can avoid shipping. Good luck with your spring plantings.
 
Andrew Bartelt
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Jason, here is what I ordered so far. They should all work for me Zone in zone 4. Maybe it will save you some time figuring out what works or give you some new ideas. I hope this helps you or some one else out. (I think I spent about $1200 for all the below, a big investment for me, but I if I tried valuing what an extra season or three of production from even a fraction of all these plants, it pales in comparison. Also for over 600 seedlings, less then fifty cents a pop seems like good value.)
Andy.
1. Chinese Chestnuts X 25

2. American Mt. Ash X 25

3. American Common Persimmon X 29

4. Rosa Rogusa X 25

5. Saskatoon serviceberries X 25

6. Canadenis serviceberries X 25

7. Nannyberry Viburnum X 25

8. Wild Black cherry X 50

9. Beaked Filbert X 40

10. Russian Mulberry X 25

11. American Plum X 25

12. Black Walnut X 25

13. Chokecherry X 25

14. Silky Dogwood X 25

15. Black Elderberry X 25

16. Viburnum High Bush Cranberry X 25

17.Choke Cherry X 25

18 Hackberry X 25

5 x Sea-buckthorn
1 x Rugels Plantain
Packet of 25 seeds (RUPL-S)
1 x Giant Tree Spinach 500 seeds
4 x Lemony Quince ECOS
6 x Cornelian Cherry
3 x Purple Dutch Asparagus
1 x Red Rover Jerusalem Artichoke 9 Tubers
1 x Nutty Groundnut
4 tubers (
1 x Glaskins Perpetual Rhubarb
25 x Manchurian Viburnum
3 x American Black Currant
25 x Ecos Beach Plum
1 x Pawpaw ECOS
Bundle of 25
2 x Yellow Groundcherry
25 x Red Cluster Autumnberry


 
Elissa Teal
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Location: Detroit, Michigan
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Andrew Bartelt wrote:Two places I have ordered seedlings from for this spring are located in MI and if you buy in bulk 25 or more can be very affordable.
https://www.coldstreamfarm.net/ This one is cheaper for most.
http://oikostreecrops.com/store/home.asp

Two advantages from ordering seedlings, they are acclimated to your state and give you a year or two head start. Good luck.
Andy


Thank you!
 
Andrew Bartelt
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Location: Central Wisconsin
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You are welcome Elissa. I was happy with both companies and got near perfect survival rates from all my plants/seedlings planted quickly with a dibble bar(awesome tool) and no supplemental moisture, (non drought summer.) Good Luck.
 
Elissa Teal
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I was very excited to find out that my local soil and water conservation district has an annual tree sale each winter/spring. I was amazed at the prices of saplings. Here is a pdf of the price list from my SWCD from last year. I'm in NW Ohio - http://co.lucas.oh.us/documents/119/tree%20brochure%202013web_201302061414480805.pdf

Joshua, here is a pdf of Michigan's SWCD's: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mda/Michigan_CD_Directory_2010_313009_7.pdf You should call and see if they do that too.

Andrew, this webpage might help you http://www.wlwca.org/areasmap.html -- again, you could contact your local district and see if they sell saplings.
 
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