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Where are you buying trees?

 
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Where are people buying their trees? The issue is that trees cost quite a bit of money and I am looking for a new place to purchase larger quantities of fruits, legumes, berries and such. In the past I have purchased the 25 tree bundles from Lawyer nursery in Plains, but unfortunately they have closed. Last year I was even lucky enough to get 20 seaberries.

Any place around Missoula, MT to buy wholesale? Thanks. I want to start a 2 acre food forest and wanted to find a good source.
 
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Qty bundles from: Forest Ag
Least expensive route would be to buy seeds or cuttings, great place to do so: Twisted Tree
Seed savers exchange has a number of listers for seed and cuttings: Seed Savers

If you can find mature trees you are looking to plant, cuttings and seed could be gathered from them.
 
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Try here for a state by state list of whole sale tree nurseries

wholesale tree nurseries state by state

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Awesome. Thanks for those. I wanted a huge amount of seaberry especially for a hedgerow next year and was so sad to see lawyer nursery close
 
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Why don't you check out The Official Permies Seed and Plant Source Review Grid to see where your permie friends have bought plants

If you have nurseries that you've purchased from before that you'd like to review and have on the grid, there are tutorials for making a review (it's not that hard)
 
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Arbor Day has some decent prices, but I wouldn't suggest them anymore. I've had some decent success, but too many trees I ordered have struggled or died. Their selection is not great either. I will say that their peach trees have done very well for me. I planted four, three made it; two grew four feet in the first year, one grew 6.5'.

Kentucky has a state nursery with good prices on native seedlings. That's a possibility for a good source of rootstock and nut trees if Montana has something similar.
 
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I'm buying tree seeds from . https://sheffields.com/Tree-Seeds-for-sale
 
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If you're looking for trees and bushes in quantity look at musserforests.com.
Examples:

Elderberry: 25 rate= $1.13 to to $1.78 depending on size  (years) 300 rate is 35¢ to 55¢ea
Hazelnut,, S
Shagbark Hickory
Sugar Maple = 45¢
PawPaw 25 rate = $3.08ea
Persimmon
American Plum
Serviceberry
Black Walnut 300 rate 50¢
Honey Locust 100 rate = 74¢ 300 rate = 45¢
Black Locust = 35¢

Many items also have 5 and 10 quantities available. They have 4 pages of Evergreens, including most, if not all, of the trees grown for Christmas trees. They have most of the hardwoods tree seedlings and some bushes including Rho's, Laurels, and Azalias = 300 rate = $1.65 ea.



 
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Missouri DNR.  In bundles of 100.  $35/100
Pawpaws, black walnuts, American persimmons, sometimes they have Chinese chestnuts.
Tons of different oaks and native wildlife plants.


https://mdc6.mdc.mo.gov/Applications/TreeSeedling/
 
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