Evergreen Tree Plug Transplants For Sale
Available now for immediate shipment:
• Black Hills Spruce Plug Transplants
• Meyers Spruce Plug Transplants
• Serbian Spruce Plug Transplants
• Tamarack Larch Plug Transplants
• White Cedar Plug Transplants
• White Spruce Plug Transplants
• Variety Pack of Plug Transplants
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PLANT THESE PLUG TRANSPLANTS IN RECORD TIME:
Watch how to plant these evergreen transplant plugs faster and with less effort than any "bare root" evergreen transplant of a similar size. With just a cordless drill and our plug transplant bulb auger, you can realistically plant 50 to 100 trees per hour without breaking your back. You can borrow or buy this auger with tree purchase, but with any order of 50 plug transplants or more [pls read that again, this offer is not for plug seedlings] we'll include the auger for FREE!
Currently Sold Out
• Austrian Pine Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2013, see seedlings
• Balsam Fir Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2013, see plug seedings, seedlings and transplants
• Colorado Blue Spruce Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2013, see plug seedings, seedlings and transplants
• Concolor Fir Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2013, see plug seedings, seedlings and transplants
• Douglas Fir Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2013, see seedlings and transplants
• Eastern Red Cedar Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2013, see seedlings and transplants
• Fraser Fir Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2013, see plug seedings
• Norway Spruce Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2013, see plug seedings, seedlings and transplants
• Red Pine Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2013, see plug seedings
• White Pine Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2013, see seedlings and transplants
What is an evergreen tree plug transplant?
Plug transplants begin as 1-2 year old plug seedlings which are extracted from foam styroblock trays and transplanted into much larger trays, then grown at our nursery for at least one full season, putting on robust growth both above and below ground. Plug transplants are therefore significantly huskier and larger than plug seedlings, have a higher survival rate, experience less stress during harvesting, shipping and replanting than bareroot trees, and can be planted at almost any time of year. In many situations, fall-planted plugs already have good root development before spring bud break and put on more growth before the heat of the following summer sets in. They tend to reach a more mature height at an earlier age, and their well developed and undisturbed root systems make them somewhat more resistant to unseasonably dry periods in the Spring. Our plug transplant sizes range between 10 to 30 inches, depending on species [height does not include the root plug]. Please refer to the exact sizing info available on each tree's specific page.
Why are plug transplants so expensive?
Plug transplants are rather expensive because they are started from plug seedlings [not cheaper bare root seedlings or seed], they're harder to grow from a technical standpoint, they require more equipment to grow [trays, flood irrigation system, raised platforms], and require more complicated packing techniques to prevent damage during shipment. The advantages are that they can be shipped from our site in MI in early Spring before the ground has thawed [when bare root can't be dug] through early Summer after evergreens have broken bud or have begun candling [a time when bare root would die if dug and shipped].
Plug transplants also have the advantage of being shipped with their root systems almost perfectly undisturbed and undamaged [the root systems of bare root are often disturbed and damaged]. Because they experience far less of this "transplant shock" during digging/sorting/packing/shipping, plug transplants generally get off to a faster, more aggressive start when the growing season arrives.
And perhaps the most important advantage of all from your point of view, plug transplants are ridiculously fast and easy to plant provided that you have the right auger and a cordless drill. For many people, the amount of time and backbreaking work saved using this planting method [as shown in this video] often outweighs the lower cost of bare root transplants.
Having said all of that, bare root transplants are often quite a bit bigger than the plug transplants, and there is a long tradition in the nursery industry of growing and planting bare root transplants. But we're not satisfied with doing things the way they've always been done.
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