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#522187 - 12/09/07 11:36 AM Source for Older Trees
warrent423
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If one doesnt have time to wait for trees to get some age on them before they produce, where can one get older fruit or nut trees other than local nurseries?
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#522240 - 12/09/07 01:03 PM Re: Source for Older Trees [Re: warrent423]
tndrbstr
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I have a friend that has moved trees up 70,000 lbs! His largest tree spade will cut a 102 inch root ball out of the ground. Altho he digs his bigger trees by hand.
There are not many nurseys that market trees of the age or size you are looking for. If you can locate the trees yourself, at old homesteads or something like that, and then have somebody in the relocation business dig and move them for you, you may be better off. But try not to be to shocked at what they want to relocate a mature tree. It might be cheaper to take a deer hunting trip to saskatcewan!!
Jeffs company is based in Knoxville. If you are interested I can put you in touch with him. There are several companys in the south in the relocation business.

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#522495 - 12/09/07 05:22 PM Re: Source for Older Trees [Re: tndrbstr]
warrent423
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Thanks for the reply but I wasnt looking for anything that big. I had something like 3 to 7 years old in mind.
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#522644 - 12/09/07 07:15 PM Re: Source for Older Trees [Re: warrent423]
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I have not ordered from them yet but plan to. Take a look at Spandle Nurseries, http://www.spandles.com . Their 4 page catalogue shows they have 8ft,12ft,and 15ft trees.
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#525598 - 12/11/07 10:23 PM Re: Source for Older Trees [Re: Dapper]
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I got 40 of the 8' trees for Spandle's three years ago. They all lived but one. The thing I didn't like about the trees where that they had been topped or cut at 8'. If I orderd some more I would ask if I could get some not topped and get the 15' ones. I think some of the ones I got 3 years ago where going to have acrons on them this year but the freeze got them. It also killed two of them. I had about 50 that we planted as 1 year olds 3 years ago and the freeze killed all of them but one.
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#525850 - 12/12/07 09:02 AM Re: Source for Older Trees [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
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I checked out there site, what is their price on some of the trees?
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#525872 - 12/12/07 09:14 AM Re: Source for Older Trees [Re: spctbone]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
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I have not checked their prices this year, but the shipping was around $90 (truck rate) three years ago, so it paid to order quite a few trees, the shipping price is from 1 to so many pounds. They are good people to work with. They got me 4000 pine trees from another nusery and shipped them with my sawtooths, they also worked the timing of shipping to fit my work schedule. One more thing they also carry a lot of seeds for food plots.
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#526395 - 12/12/07 04:13 PM Re: Source for Older Trees [Re: spctbone]
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$8-$12 depending on size,minimum of 10 trees
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#534506 - 12/19/07 09:17 PM Re: Source for Older Trees [Re: Dapper]
warrent423
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8 Points or Better,were the topped trees 15 feet before they were topped and if so does this make them stronger or better rooted?
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#534548 - 12/19/07 10:05 PM Re: Source for Older Trees [Re: warrent423]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
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I don't know how tall they where before they topped them. They only offered 8' and 1 and 2 year old seedlings then. They have just started offering the taller trees in the last couple of years. If I was ordering again I would get the tallest one I could get without them being topped.
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