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Tree Seeds.com wholesale and retail tree seeds from USA

 
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I've been looking to expand my food forest within the next couple of years and I came across this site while looking for wholesale tree seeds:



TreeSeeds.com has served thousands of customers from first time growers, hobbyists to experienced nurserymen with high quality tree & shrub seeds. As a small business, our expert tree planting staff offers educated, personable and professional customer service that you will not find anywhere else. We don't just sell you tree seeds - we help you grow trees for future generations to enjoy.



I had a look around the site and found that they carry seeds for some of my favorite permaculture trees and some other exotic things that I would love to try to grow here in Maine.  I found a few interesting items, some of which I could grow here, and some that I would have to buy once I retire to the south 40 years from now.  Look at what I found:

Wild Purple Passion Fruit  


Manchurian Apricot


American Cranberry


Honey locust



They offer FREE SHIPPING on orders of $75 or more to the USA and Canada

Here's a link to the site. Let me know what you think of it.

TreeSeeds.com

They also have a growing guide which has some good info for anyone trying to start trees from seed.  Most of my current food forest was grown from saplings or bare root trees that I bought in the spring 5 years ago.  Now that I know what grows well in my area, I'm considering expanding my forest by planting tons of seeds.  I'm thinking that maybe this is a good resource to get started towards that goal.
Tree Growing Guide

One last thing. This company ships all over the place so if you aren't in the US or Canada, check out the shipping page to see if they ship to your neck of the woods.
Shiping Information

I haven't ordered anything yet, as I'm just barely keeping up with my harvests for this year but I thought that other permies might want to know about this resource.  I hope that they still have plenty of seeds in stock during the winter months when I'll be able to obsessively compile my wish list for the spring.  

Best Wishes
 
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Thanks for the share! It's actually been very difficult to find a bulk seed supplier that is either in Canada or will ship across the border. Even though the crappy exchange rate irks me everytime, the free shipping+reasonable prices more than makes up for that. Most online nurseries I find are asking $0.50 a pop for a single seed before... and that's at "bulk" price... (nothing rare or fancy either)

Here is some additional information about TreeSeed:

- Packaging Example

- Etsy store with good reviews. They've been on the web since 2012 apparently.

- From their Facebook page: "Just 2 guys here owners myself Patrick and Arlon my partner."

- A nursery review site has mixed opinions which could mean they've grown too much recently and quality has gone down as a result. (or just some complainers recently)

- Almost monthly occurring 4 day flash sales that range from 15-25% off and there seem to be no restrictions on varieties - anything goes?

- Something to note in the Shipping Information: "*Please make sure the seeds you select can be shipped into your country. We don't provide Phyto Certificates. We don't offer refunds if your order is confiscated by your countries customs officials." So, do your due-diligence

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Variety Packs are pretty neat, as they've selected native trees for each state. You get 150 seeds from 6 varieties for $4 - $16.

They should have a flash sale again in the next week or so, if that happens, I'll give them a try and report back. I've sent them an inquiry on where they sourced a few of their varieties, so let's see how that goes.

 
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Wow, tree seeds!  Why didn't I see this earlier?  

Off to discover if they can ship almonds to Canada
 
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At the moment, they have a notice saying "FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS $75+ TO THE USA AND CANADA"
I like this.
I wish they still had almonds in stock.  But they do have a variety of pine trees.

I have a friend wanting to start a Christmas Tree farm, but the waitlist for seedlings is 4 years.  Do you think it's possible I could buy these seeds and grow appropriate seedlings in less?
 
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Cool! Thanks Craig! I've always seen and found saplings and grafted trees but it seems most nurseries don't offer tree seeds. And I never even thought to google the words tree seeds. This is super cool and I will certainly be looking into what they have to offer!
 
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r ranson wrote:At the moment, they have a notice saying "FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS $75+ TO THE USA AND CANADA"
I like this.
I wish they still had almonds in stock.  But they do have a variety of pine trees.

I have a friend wanting to start a Christmas Tree farm, but the waitlist for seedlings is 4 years.  Do you think it's possible I could buy these seeds and grow appropriate seedlings in less?



I wouldn't worry about seedlings in that case... since its 4 years out, why not buy a tree or 2, some rooting hormone, and shred it down into a few hundred clone starts?  It may take an extra year to get them to bare root size, but that would still be faster than 4yr wait.   Or if you are feeling really froggy, you can build a hydroponic cloner or 6 & do the same thing.
 
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Placed an order from treeseeds.com on December 4th, 2018 for 375 assorted tree seeds of 7 varieties. A week later on December 11, they told me the order had not shipped because they were behind in shipping. December 18th I requested shipping and tracking information or to have my order refunded. No response until January 4th I receive an automated e-mail saying they have shipped. January 11 now today, and no items have been received. I should have taken heed from many of the poor reviews of the company before placing my order.

Does anyone have experience with this company in particular or have experience with ordering seeds and not receiving them after being charged?

Does anyone recommened any other online tree seed vendors?

On a positive note I placed a tree seed order with Sheffields seeds, was provided tracking info, and they were delivered within a week of ordering.
 
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I have ordered seeds from Tree Seeds twice and they were shipped and arrived promptly.

Sounds like you have been using email. Have you tried calling them? 802-363-1582 M-F 9am-4pm EST
 
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If anyone wants to add TreeSeeds.com to the Seed and Plant Source Review Grid all we need is some reviews in this thread.  Just start your post with "I give this seed source X out of 10 acorns" and then continue on with your review.  If you're in the middle of a dispute with them, you might want to wait a bit before putting a review in to avoid possibly wanting to change it later.
 
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I have also recently (2018) had bad service with this company. I had a large order of many seeds. The order arrived weeks late, some seed packs were missing, and one of the packs that was included was full of mold. I contacted them about the problems and received an excuse that they had a lot of orders. They did not send any replacement or refund and would not respond after the first email.

I had ordered from them previously (2016) with no issues. May just be hit or miss or maybe change in management/ownership?

I would recommend Sheffield's Seed as an alternative.  
 
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I give this seed source 1 out of 10 acorns.

I placed an order for more than a thousand seeds on 7 Feb 2020. Payment went through and the automated confirmation email said I should expect them in 2-5 days.

Thirteen days later, I was wondering what happened, so I logged in to find no order in my account's order history and emailed them to find out what I should be expecting. It took less than three hours before they replied with an apology and and an explanation that they were waiting on a shipment of Osage Orange seeds before processing me and that they would have it packed and shipped the next day.

On 13 April and then again on 27 April, I sent them email inquiring further about the status of my mysteriously unfilled order to which I received no reply ever. (I also discovered that they deleted my customer account somewhere in the intervening time.)

I instructed my bank to yank the money back from them and they did, so I was only out time. But I'm delighted to have the opportunity to warn other people away from falling prey to these shady grifters.
 
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I have had nothing but problems with this company as well, they still have a website and will take orders but will ship nothing out, they are scammers. Had to request my money back through my credit card company like previous poster. Avoid them at all costs.
 
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Early summer 2021 -- I ordered about $30 worth of various nut and hardwood seeds. Arrived within a week in good order. I've also emailed them a couple times with questions and got a quick response. So I have no complaints and will order again. 10/10 so far.
 
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I give this seed source 4 out of 10 acorns. (treeseeds.com) They only accept payment via venmo or cash app. I had to open a cash app account. I sent the money twice to the cash app link on the website. It was refunded immediately. They emailed me an order confirmation and reminded me they wouldn't ship until I paid. I used the cash app link in the email and it worked. Took about a day and a half to realize the link was to someone else's account. They admitted that the link was wrong. Said "I need to fix that." They don't seem to think they have any further responsability. I can't speak to their quality or shipping, since I don't intend to pay twice.
 
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I think there are a couple of reasons why a review would not show. The first is that they don't start the review with "I give this seed source # out of 10 acorns" and the second (in the small print) is that they have not done enough reviews. All reviews are counted for the ranking, but only the top reviewers' scores are able to be shown.
See https://permies.com/wiki/76308/Review-Review-Grid-seed-source
 
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Nancy Reading wrote:...and the second (in the small print) is that they have not done enough reviews. All reviews are counted for the ranking, but only the top reviewers' scores are able to be shown.



Fair enough, I did overlook that. Would have been more obvious had I bothered to see what it's horizontal axis represented.
 
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I find them to be a little bit on the expensive side, but they definitely have some rare things I want. You can get a lot of the other species they have at places like Prairie Moon Nursery & Etsy, usually for cheaper.
 
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Oh, & Hobbyseed.
 
Been there. Done that. Went back for more. But this time, I took this tiny ad with me:
"Permaculture Now! - Desert or Paradise?" movie by Sepp Holzer
https://permies.com/wiki/137395/Permaculture-Desert-Paradise-movie-Sepp
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