Trees for sale

Trees for sale

Bare Root Trees

What are the advantages of installing bare root trees?

  • More root mass. Bare root trees can have up to 200% more roots than B&B, depending on the soil and transplanting history at the nursery.  The reason for this is the harvesting machinery for bare root trees digs a much larger root system than the tree spade used for B&B digging.  Plus, with bare root trees you won’t rob nurseries of their valuable field soil.
  • Lower cost. You can still more trees, inexpensively.  Without extra labor and materials, bare root trees cost the seller and buyer less.  Bare root trees are on third to one-half as expensive as B&B trees.  Because they are so much lighter and many more can fit on the bed of a truck, they are also cheaper to ship.
  • Easier installation. A young tree without soil weighs little, so it is easy to move and install. Installing a bare root tree costs virtually nothing when done by volunteers with shovels.

All trees have been tended by certified arborist and are ready for harvest. Depending on the Number of trees ordered we will ball (pot) or burlap. Discounts given for self harvesting. Price dependent on # of trees ordered.

Black Walnut

1/2 inch through 2 inches diameter. $50-150

A major characteristic of this tree is its deeply-furrowed, black bark. Trees range in height from 70-150 feet and have a diameter of 2-4 feet. The compound leaves are between 1 and 2 feet long. This tree is prized for its beautiful wood and the tasty nuts which are avidly harvested in the autumn.

White Oak

1/2 inch through 2 inches diameter. $75-200

White oak, grows from Maine to Minnesota southward to Florida and Texas. It is alarge, stately tree that grows up to over 100 feet tall, and 38 to 50 inches in diameter, with a round to wide spreading irregular crown. White oak bark is whitish or light gray, varying from scaly to irregularly platy or ridged and furrowed.

Sugar Maple

under 1 inch diameter. $50-150

Acer saccharum, the sugar maple or rock maple, is a species of flowering plant in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. It is native to the hardwood forests of eastern Canada, from Nova Scotia west through southern Quebec, central and southern Ontario to southeastern Manitoba around Lake of the Woods, and the northern parts of the central and northeastern United States, from Minnesota eastward to Massachusetts. Sugar maple is best known for being the primary source of maple syrup and for its brightly colored fall foliage


under 1 inch diameter. $40-80

The wild cherry tree, Prunus avium, is a perennial tree in the family Rosaceae grown for its fruit, the cherry. Cherry trees have alternating simple oval leaves which often have serrated margins and approximately eight pairs of veins, 5–13 cm (2–5 in) long. . They appear in early spring and are about one inch long. The fruit is dark red, about half an inch to a full inch, matures in early to mid summer


under 1 inch diameter. $40-80

Butternut is a medium-sized tree with alternate, pinnately compound leaves that bears large, sharply ridged and corrugated, elongated, cylindrical nuts born inside sticky green hulls that earned it the nickname lemon-nut. The nuts are a preferred food of squirrels and other wildlife.

How to Plant Bare Root Trees

Planting in the Ground

The hole:

  1. The roots should be fresh and plump. Trim off any bruised or damaged roots. If the roots look dried out, soak the roots in water overnight.  If you would like to add a ‘root dip’ or root-stimulator, you can do it at this time following the products directions.
  1. Dig a hole twice as big and deep as the root system. Rough up the sides and bottom of the hole, creating cracks, ridges, and rough spots for roots to burrow into to minimize root circling. This method is important for heavier clay soils.

The planting:

  1. Mix 25% compost into the backfill soil and fill the hole part way, creating a soil cone in the middle. Gently pack the soil.
  2. Set the tree roots on the soil cone, adjusting the finished root depth to match the old soil line on the trunk of the tree. Soak the hole with water.
  3. Finish filling hole with the backfill soil (75% original soil/25% compost). Use your hands to pack the soil into and around the root system filling in large air pockets.  Again, soak with water.  If settling occurs, readjust the tree depth by grasping at the plant base, and slowly rocking it back and forth while gently pulling up.  Once readjusted, add remaining soil as needed, and water it again.

The finish:

  1. Form a ridge of soil around the hole to create a basin to direct the water to the roots. If planted in hot areas with direct sunlight, paint the trunk of the tree with white latex or whitewash to protect it from sunburn (especially important for small fruit trees).
  2. Spread a 3”-6” layer of compost around the tree, making sure it does not touch the bark. This will help retain moisture in the overall planting area.  The larger the compost mulched area the better the soil moisture retention between watering.

The watering and more:

  1. Future watering – don’t over water the tree. Check moisture in the soil well beneath surface, it should feel like a damp sponge, and only water when necessary.  You will need to water regularly and deeply for the first several growing seasons, until established.
  2. Staking should be done outside the root zone area. And only when absolutely necessary, such as windy sites, and for as short as time as possible, as staking weakens the trunk.

The Last Step:

  1. Enjoy watching your plant leaf out, flower, and grow into its new home.

*not:  It is not recommended to add fertilizer at this time.  It is too easy to burn or damage new roots.  The compost will provide nutrients, act as a sponge, protect the soil surface, and provide soil aeration and structure.

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