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Korean and Siberian Stone Pines

 
Douglas Buege
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Last year, I purchased 2 Siberian Stone Pines and 17 Korean Stone Pines from a Canadian outfit, Rhora's Nut Farm. The trees were not cheap, at least in price. Despite good conditions this summer and careful watering, half of the trees failed during the summer. So I'm really bummed that 1) Rhora's has hiked up their prices considerably because they have an apparent monopoly, and 2) I have no other apparent options.

If anybody out there knows of another nursery that will ship to Wisconsin, USA, I'd love to hear about it.

Also, if you're reading this, realize that we need a US source of stone pines for permaculture. There is an evident demand. I'm considering buying a bunch of seed and starting as many trees as I can so you can get these essential trees.
 
John Polk
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Besides Rhora, there is a Portland, OR nursery that offers pine nut trees. They are well known to many permies.
One Green World

If you decide to grow your own from seed, I highly recommend F.W. Schumacher (based in Mass.)

 
John Polk
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Another site that you may want to visit is tcpermaculture
They have some very informative data on pine nut producing trees.
 
mike mclellan
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Douglas, you may want to look into forestag.com. They sell Korean pine in bundles of 25 for $150/bundle. They advertise it as Pinus koraiensis. I ordered from them them last year and was pleased with the condition of their stock when it arrived and had good survival of hazelnuts and sea berry. Good luck.
 
John Saltveit
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I bought a couple from BUrnt Ridge Nursery a few years ago. They're still alive, but I don't know the current price.
John S
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