Users' questions

How much does a tree seedling cost?

How much does a tree seedling cost?

Costs range between $0.50 and $1.50 per seedling for the smallest seedling orders (generally 100 seedlings). If money is available and you are not planting a large area, consider planting larger trees that have a better chance of survival.

How much do tree saplings sell for?

You can sell seedlings for roughly $5 to $15, sell young trees for $50 to $100, and the price goes up and up the older they get.

Where can I get free tree seeds?

Replenish Your Garden for Free with Seeds, Trees and More

  • WinterSown. WinterSown offers a variety of free seed packages that are always subject to change.
  • Arbor Day Foundation.
  • Seed Libraries.
  • Free Plant Network Worldwide.
  • The Garden Hoard.
  • Free Plants By Mail.
  • Your own kitchen.
  • Seed swaps.

How much are pine tree seedlings?

Price by Seedling Type

Bare-Root Seedlings Price per 1,000 Price per 500
Improved First-Generation Longleaf Pine $95 $85
Forest Source Longleaf Pine $85 $75
FFS Elite Slash Pine $70 $65
Improved Second-Generation Rust-Resistant Slash Pine $50 $45

How can I get a cheap tree?

You can check with your neighbors, local Facebook neighborhood groups, and Freecycle to see if you can find some free tree saplings. You can also check with a local selling app to see if you can pick up some for a low cost. I’ve seen cheap and free plants and trees at garage sales before so don’t rule those out either.

How long does a tree take to grow?

For the trees to reach their full growth, it depends on the climate and the water available. In tropical climates with warm weather and a plentiful water supply, a tree can become fully grown in 30 years. A tree in cooler regions may take several hundred years to reach full maturity depending upon the tree species.

How profitable is a tree nursery?

How much profit can a plant nursery make? Your profit will depend on scale and location. Successful nurseries can see an annual cash flow anywhere from $40,000 to $625,000.

Will the government pay me to grow trees?

Government funds may also pay for part of the cost of buying trees and planting. Contact local small business support programs and agriculture or forestry advisers for help in completing financial projections. Contact the state and federal agencies that offer the programs that relate to your long-term plans.

What is the cheapest tree to plant?

14 Inexpensive Landscape Plants

  • Flowering Cherry Tree. Flowering cherries are hardy in zones 5-8.
  • Dogwood. Flowering dogwood is derived from the native eastern North American tree.
  • Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
  • ‘Emerald’ Arborvitae.
  • Groundcover Juniper.
  • ‘Gold Mop’ Cypress.
  • Leyland Cypress.
  • Hedge Holly.

How do I get free saplings from the forest department?

For free-of-cost saplings from the department, a person needs to apply to the Social Forestry Division of his locality. He can also apply directly to the DFO (Divisional Forest Officer) concerned of the Social Forestry for saplings.

When do bare root plug tree seedlings ship?

Most are either dormant bare root, or small plug root systems like your Arbor Day tree. Bare root trees have to be kept moist. Even 30 seconds exposure on a hot windy day can do them in. Seedlings ship in spring. Breaking bundles is time consuming, at a time of year when we are busier than a one handed piano player.

How old do seedlings have to be before they can be shipped?

Seedlings are for people who have more patience, thinner wallets, and greener than average thumbs. Starting off with seedlings can save you a bundle. Most of these are available as larger trees too, starting at 2 years and some up to trees that are hard to lift. Seedlings are the only plants that can be shipped.

Where do I put my seedlings when I pick them up?

When you pick them up from us, they are either bagged with some wet sawdust, or the bundles are in pots with the roots buried in wet compost. Park in the shade, under a spruce, or on the north side of a building, or in an unheated shed until you are ready to plant.