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#3613510 - 03/11/14 07:54 PM Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year?
Doskil
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Anybody know?

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#3613872 - 03/12/14 07:32 AM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: Doskil]
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Yep. South nashville. I heard they are $40.00 this year and smaller than in years past. I see you are in NC so this may not help but. He does ship.

I found this guy. He has quite a few 3yr trees and 1 yr old trees. The one I bought is about 1 inch caliper and about 8-9 ft. It had chestnuts on it last year. They are rootmaker trees, look really good. He also has persimmons.

He is in Bethpage. Here is his website. He had quite a few 3yr and 1yr old chestnuts.

Call him, I am not sure if he has the chestnuts on the site yet.

http://www.rockbridgetrees.com/

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#3619657 - 03/18/14 01:40 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: TS_13]
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#3619669 - 03/18/14 02:02 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: TS_13]
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 Originally Posted By: TS_13
Yep. South nashville. I heard they are $40.00 this year and smaller than in years past. I see you are in NC so this may not help but. He does ship.

I found this guy. He has quite a few 3yr trees and 1 yr old trees. The one I bought is about 1 inch caliper and about 8-9 ft. It had chestnuts on it last year. They are rootmaker trees, look really good. He also has persimmons.

He is in Bethpage. Here is his website. He had quite a few 3yr and 1yr old chestnuts.

Call him, I am not sure if he has the chestnuts on the site yet.

http://www.rockbridgetrees.com/


You saying a Wal-Mart in South Nashville has them or are you saying this guy at Rock Brige Trees has them?


Edited by BlountArrow (03/18/14 02:03 PM)
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#3619670 - 03/18/14 02:03 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: BlountArrow]
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I went to realtreenursery.com and viewed the listing of stores there Dunstan chestnuts are being delivered to and I did not see any TN locations. I find that very odd so maybe I'm missing something.
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#3619689 - 03/18/14 02:34 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: BlountArrow]
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: TS_13
Yep. South nashville. I heard they are $40.00 this year and smaller than in years past. I see you are in NC so this may not help but. He does ship.

I found this guy. He has quite a few 3yr trees and 1 yr old trees. The one I bought is about 1 inch caliper and about 8-9 ft. It had chestnuts on it last year. They are rootmaker trees, look really good. He also has persimmons.

He is in Bethpage. Here is his website. He had quite a few 3yr and 1yr old chestnuts.

Call him, I am not sure if he has the chestnuts on the site yet.

http://www.rockbridgetrees.com/


You saying a Wal-Mart in South Nashville has them or are you saying this guy at Rock Brige Trees has them?



He said Walmart has them or is getting them but I went their Yesterday and they didn't have them....
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#3619705 - 03/18/14 02:55 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: BlountArrow]
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
I went to realtreenursery.com and viewed the listing of stores there Dunstan chestnuts are being delivered to and I did not see any TN locations. I find that very odd so maybe I'm missing something.


The TN stores are not getting there stock in until early April this year due to the harsh winter according to their website.

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#3620167 - 03/19/14 05:17 AM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: tn droptine]
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 Originally Posted By: tn droptine
 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
I went to realtreenursery.com and viewed the listing of stores there Dunstan chestnuts are being delivered to and I did not see any TN locations. I find that very odd so maybe I'm missing something.


The TN stores are not getting there stock in until early April this year due to the harsh winter according to their website.


Excellent info, thanks man. Yeah, after I posted that I realized the only link they had up (that I saw) was for March deliveries.
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#3620535 - 03/19/14 01:23 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: BlountArrow]
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I have to say I still do not see the hype. Dunstans produce less (number of nuts) mast than Chinese. They have lager, but fewer nuts. You can get a CC 6 ft for 15 bucks. I guess its great marketing..
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#3620869 - 03/19/14 07:15 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: TS_13]
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For me it is in part, I'll admit, the "romance" of having a chestnut tree that is more American/primarily American than a Chinese hybrid.
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#3621368 - 03/20/14 08:44 AM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: BlountArrow]
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Understood.... They are a LOT more chinese than American.

I am not knocking at all! Its just interesting to see how marketing works.


Edited by TS_13 (03/20/14 09:10 AM)

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#3621873 - 03/20/14 09:42 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: TS_13]
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 Originally Posted By: TS_13
Understood.... They are a LOT more chinese than American.

I am not knocking at all! Its just interesting to see how marketing works.


Then they are false advertising if that is the case. You may very well be right though.
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#3622113 - 03/21/14 09:11 AM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: BlountArrow]
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Dont get me wrong, they crossed with the American. A long time ago. The Dunstan tree is an orchard tree, with large mast. American chestnuts are a fraction of the size of the Dunstan and taste a lot better. The only resemblance to the American is that some have a upright phenotype.
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#3622428 - 03/21/14 03:41 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: TS_13]
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I wonder how it is they lay claim that Dunstan's are 15/16 American?
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#3622482 - 03/21/14 05:14 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: BlountArrow]
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The 15/16th was produced from the TACF (american chestnut foundation). You should look into that organization, they are good, and you can get pure American chestnuts to plant! Great organization.



Edited by TS_13 (03/21/14 05:15 PM)

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#3623457 - 03/22/14 06:55 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: TS_13]
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I feel like I have been swindled by the Dunstan.
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#3624834 - 03/24/14 12:39 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: BlountArrow]
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Musser Forests of PA sells an American chestnut hybrid
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#3630294 - 03/29/14 08:01 PM Re: Is Wal Mart selling chestnut trees this year? [Re: TS_13]
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 Originally Posted By: TS_13
Yep. South nashville. I heard they are $40.00 this year and smaller than in years past. I see you are in NC so this may not help but. He does ship.

I found this guy. He has quite a few 3yr trees and 1 yr old trees. The one I bought is about 1 inch caliper and about 8-9 ft. It had chestnuts on it last year. They are rootmaker trees, look really good. He also has persimmons.

He is in Bethpage. Here is his website. He had quite a few 3yr and 1yr old chestnuts.

Call him, I am not sure if he has the chestnuts on the site yet.

http://www.rockbridgetrees.com/

I bought sixteen chestnuts from him today and also some persimmon and pecans. Very nice guy and seemed to be very knowledgable.
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