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Where do you order your trees from?

 
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Normally I order from StarkBros, despite the slightly higher costs, because of their good customer service, refund policy, and because of the track record I've had from them on their trees surviving.

I've only ordered from two other places online, but the trees all died, and customer service was subpar.


That said, StarkBros doesn't carry everything I want, and the prices are a tad high.

Specifically, I'm looking for some Almond trees (not Hall's) and English Walnut trees.

There's not really many orchards in driving distance from me, so mostly I have to order online.

Any suggestions for reliable online tree stores?
 
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I've heard of Oikos Tree Crops, but haven't used them. I've also looked into my state agriculture department tree seedling sales, but it requires a minimum of 25 of each type ordered. The only one I might be interested in that many would be elderberry, and they're out.

I would also be interested in any answers you get to this question. We're not having a lot of luck finding local nurseries, other than big box type places.
 
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The only ordering I've done online has been from raintree with good results.

https://raintreenursery.com/
 
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I don't know where you are but here in East Tennessee there are quite a few good nurseries in McMinnville , warren county nursery is one that seems to have huge selection, turner and sons, freedom tree farms has wholesale bulk quantities, rusty magnum nursery
theres a bunch of places just have to weed through them for price and availability according to what you're after.
I think with rapidly changing climate its best to have wide variety of things going.
 
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I've had good experiences for food producing plants with One Green World.  They are in Portland, Oregon, and provide plants that grow well in the Pacific Northwest.
 
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I keep a list of specialty nurseries, mainly just for my own use, here: http://matt-miller.org/nurseries.html

For nut trees, I would look seriously at http://www.nuttrees.net/ and at https://www.twisted-tree.net/. The first would be better for more southern areas (they are in Kentucky), the latter for northern regions (New York). I haven't ordered from either place myself, but both those nurseries have strong reputations and the owners are active in fruit and permies communities.

Myself, I have ordered plant material from Edible Landscaping, Burnt Ridge, and Ames (which doesn't ship) and had good results all around.
 
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We gave a nursery some 60 miles away we have used for decades. I have had too many problems with lost orders, etc, from the ones that do business nationally.  I use Plantscape in Herrin, Il.
 
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You will probably get information about good local nurseries if you put in a location.  That said, I have had good luck with Twisted Trees, Stark Bros, and some local nurseries I use.
 
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bruce Fine wrote:I don't know where you are but here in East Tennessee there are quite a few good nurseries in McMinnville , warren county nursery is one that seems to have huge selection, turner and sons, freedom tree farms has wholesale bulk quantities, rusty magnum nursery
theres a bunch of places just have to weed through them for price and availability according to what you're after.
I think with rapidly changing climate its best to have wide variety of things going.



About 3 1/2 hours farther east, lol. McMinnville would be an all day trip for us - 2 days if we were going to spend very much time looking at anything.

We've been trying to look farther and farther from where we are but have limited time to look. We've also run into several places that have a web presence but are no longer in business.
 
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We ordered 15 bare-root fruit trees from Fedco this spring and were happy with all of them. Not all of them made it, but every last one broke dormancy and I blame myself for the few that failed. We put in 7 apple, 3 pear, 3 cherry and 2 peach. Also ordered 3 elderberry, which I regret because they're apparently unbelievably easy to propagate and a local park has no end of elderberry plants. I should have just propagated elderberries from those, but it's not Fedco's fault that I ordered them.

Been happy with the customer service both from Fedco and from One Green World. We bought currants from OGW and they did fine. Both Fedco and OGW were quick to remedy when there had been any issue and didn't give me a hard time about it, which I appreciate.

Other berry plants came from Indiana Berry and Nourse Farms, and likewise I've been happy with both experiences.
 
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I want to order some trees this year, dwarf chinkapin oaks in particular.
A lot of places seem like they are already sold out?
This place https://www.wildlifegroup.com/shop-for-hardwoods/ opens fall sales in the 1st of Oct.

 
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In Virginia the place to go is http://ediblelandscaping.com/
It's about 90 miles from me, but absolutely worth the trip.
 
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I buy most of my fruit trees from Cliff England at England's Nursery. He is in Kentucky. If you want to see something interesting look at his list of scions.  www.nuttrees.net
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