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Hello, I have a 40 acre property in Snowflake, Arizona that I want to reforest in zone 6. And I was wondering if anyone new where to find bare root trees in Bulk at a good price. I'm mainly looking for a wide variety of fruit and nut trees, if possible heirloom . There are just so many websites out there and I just don't seem to be getting anywhere with my search.
      I plan on growing all my nitrogen fixers from seed. I have a small list. I would love it if some of you could list off some good nitrogen fixing trees to use. And which ones are the best to coppice? I haven't been able to find any good info on it.
  Please help and thanks for your time.
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Eric Thompson, thanks for sharing. They have some of the trees I needed. I was hoping to try and find trees a little cheaper for the bulk price. But thanks again for your help
 
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Where in the US are you?  That could help people give you better options.  I'm planning on getting a bunch of bare root shrubs and trees from Reeseville Ridge Nursery in WI.  They were recommended to my by a Madison Permaculture Guild member.  I haven't purchased yet but their prices and selection are pretty good.  Most of their shrubs are $3 each and if you buy 25 or more of a variety they're 1/2 price.
 
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Mike Jay, thanks I checked it out and they do have good bulk prices. I wish they had more of what I need. But it's a great start, plus they will ship to me as well. My property is located in snowflake, Arizona.
 
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My pleasure!  Keep in mind that their plants might be more adapted to conditions in Wisconsin.  Then again, maybe they're super awesome at Arizona too.
 
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If anyone still has more to add please do. I still need more of a variety of trees. Please help out I'm sure that I'm not the only one in the same boat. Thanks again for the ones who already shared much appreciated
 
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Fedco is the authority on fruit trees in my opinion. Just reading their catalog alone will give a person a 4 year college degree on fruit tree propagation.
 
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I know in my neck of the woods the conservation sales don't apply chemicals to the seedlings, and with the varieties they sell, a GMO hasn't been created yet (hybrids, possibly) but here are a couple sales I found you might be interested in. Here's a link to the New Mexico conservation seedling sale: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SFD/treepublic/ConservationSeedlings.html, quite a few choices, but not a lot of nut trees. I'm not sure if a drive to Santa Fe would be too far for you (they offer shipping too), but here is another one: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SFD/treepublic/ConservationSeedlings.html. This one charges extra shipping for out of state, but might still be a option, for example their price on hazelnuts is 0.40 ea for 25 plants, https://mdc6.mdc.mo.gov/Applications/TreeSeedling/?page=1.
 
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It might not be possible for you (for example, you might not know anyone yet in the area or it might be sparsely populated) but in my experience, the very best deals I've gotten have been from local people who do their own backyard propagation of trees. The best is if you can find a local permie or something who has an established orchard and likes to graft. Often you'll get a really good price that way, and they'll still make some money. Failing that, finding someone with established trees and using their wood for scionwood is also a good way to go, though there's limits and drawbacks to any method.

My favorite nurseries are Burnt Ridge and Raintree, though their bulk discounts aren't fantastic. Neither is geared towards that climate but both probably have some trees that are suitable to that area.
 
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He seems to focus on annuals, but Joseph Lofthouse's landrace seeds (see post on front forum page best of) seems to be a good choice for getting things growing. I believe he is in the high desert of Utah, and he does the Burbank/STUN method of breeding, so they would be adapted well to your site. Getting something growing out there would help you get organic matter in the soil, slow erosion and get some shade.
 
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