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Offline Kayakmom

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good source for support trees
« on: November 18, 2014, 09:48:43 AM »
we are planning on planting swales with fruit trees and most likely will use Bob Wells Nursery for the fruit trees.
Does anyone know where one can purchase maybe 100-200 support trees (Autumn Olive, Russian olive, or similar) in the Dallas area?  I would think there would be some inexpensive option for those kind of trees.
Let me know if anyone has any sources.
thanks
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Re: good source for support trees
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 09:16:15 PM »
I'm also looking for support tree's. Have you had any luck finding any

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Re: good source for support trees
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 01:11:10 AM »
Pffft... I haven't called a single nursery in the surrounding four counties yet who've even heard of black locust.  I'm really trying to not pay shipping, but I may have to in the end...  :(

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Re: good source for support trees
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2014, 07:54:04 PM »
I know it ridiculous,  Ive called all the one's in the panhandle and they act like I'm crazy wanting to plant evasive species.   

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Re: good source for support trees
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2014, 07:58:00 PM »
Ive found out that I can get honey locust from our local conservation office seedling 25 for 45$

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Re: good source for support trees
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015, 01:34:19 PM »
this is what I finally found:

http://www.coldstreamfarm.net/

They are in Michigan. they shipped bare root trees quickly and they looked good. price wasn't bad either.
we got kentucky coffee tree, black alder and speckled alder trees
I think they ship all over the continental US and even Canada, I think.

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Re: good source for support trees
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015, 08:13:17 AM »
A bunch of Northerners use Lawyers Nursery.  http://www.lawyernursery.com/


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Re: good source for support trees
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2015, 11:03:19 AM »
Last year I ordered moringa seed online, scarified by boiling water method, let soak for 24 hrs. Planted five in various areas of yard. Morning sun one is over 9 feet tall, others range down to five ft for ones in the most shaded areas. Next year I'll have seeds for more.

Also went out to a local park and got some bean pods from mimosas found at park, used above method and planted 4 or five seeds (2 in hole) and after one season they are about five feet tall.

Also ordered aronia berry cuttings and got a couple of them going, they are ony about three feet tall.


Inexpensive and effective.....

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Re: good source for support trees
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 10:56:57 AM »
http://mdc.mo.gov/your-property/seedling-orders-and-planting-guide

The Missouri department of conservation offers bareroot seedling trees from November 1 - April 15.  Shipping is $10 extra for out-of-state orders I think, but if you're ordering a lot it's worth it.  They have a huge variety of shrubs and trees.  I got a bunch of black locust and mulberry for .32 apiece; cheap enough that I could use Mark Shepard's STUN technique and not worry about trying to keep them alive.   Most are doing well three months after planting :)