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Tamarack Larch Plug Transplants [5-pack shown]White Cedar Plug Transplants [5-pack shown]Evergreen Tree Plug Transplants For Sale

Available Now:

Conservation Grade Plug Transplants [the cheapskate option]

Sold Out until Fall 2014:

Austrian Pine Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see seedlings, plug seedlings
Balsam Fir Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see seedlings, transplants, plug seedlings
Black Hills Spruce Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see seedlings, transplants, plug seedlings
Colorado Blue Spruce Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT till Fall 2014, see seedlings, transplants, plug seedings
Concolor Fir Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see seedlings, transplants, plug seedlings
Douglas Fir Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see seedlings, transplants
Eastern Red Cedar Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see seedlings, plug seedlings
Fraser Fir Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see seedlings, transplants, plug seedlings
Meyers Spruce Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see plug seedlings
Norway Spruce Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see seedlings, transplants, plug seedlings
Red Pine Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see plug seedlings
Serbian Spruce Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT till Fall 2014, see seedlings, plug seedings
Variety Pack of Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see seedlings, transplants, plug seedlings
Tamarack Larch Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see plug seedlings
White Cedar Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see plug seedlings
White Pine Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see seedlings, transplants, plug seedlings
White Spruce Plug Transplants - SOLD OUT until Fall 2014, see seedlings, transplants, plug seedlings

Confused about species? Try our Evergreen Tree Buyer's Guide >>

PLANT THESE PLUG TRANSPLANTS IN RECORD TIME:
Watch how to plant these evergreen plug transplants 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 buy this auger on the cheap 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!

A 5-pack of Norway Spruce plug transplants carefully anchored to the bottom of a box and ready to shipWhat 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 expensive?

Winter shipments: Plug transplants can be shipped from our site in MI at nearly any time of year, such as before the ground has thawed. Our bare root shipping season cannot start until the ground is thawed, but we can bring trays of plug transplants indoors to thaw for shipment to weddings, corporate events or to southern states...pretty much whenever you like. This is a lot of extra work in the off-season.

Late Spring/Summer shipments: Plug transplants can be shipped long after they have broken bud or have begun candling [a time when bare root evergreens would die if dug and shipped]. At this time of year we generally pack them with their tender new top growth exposed to the open air inside the box, thus only temporarily interrupting their daily diet of sunlight and allowing them to pull moisture from their root plug and transpire it into the open air to keep cool. They actually keep growing during transit and keep their vitality much longer than bare root. This means plug transplants can safely be shipped and planted even in June and even July, long after the traditional bare root season is done, because they are actually already planted when you open the box!

Undisturbed root systems: Plug transplants by their very nature are shipped with their root systems almost perfectly undisturbed and undamaged, unlike traditional bare root, because they literally pop out of the trays with virtually no stress or damage to the root system. Because of this undisturbed root system, they experience far less "transplant shock" during extraction/sorting/packing/shipping than bare root transplants, which allows plug transplants to put on more growth than bare root in the same amount of time.

Super fast planting: And perhaps the most important advantage of all from your point of view, plug transplants are just jaw droppingly fast and easy to plant provided that you have a bulb auger sized to fit the root plug of a plug transplant. For many people, the amount of time and backbreaking work saved using this planting method [as shown in this plug seedling video] often outweighs the lower cost of bare root seedlings.

Super fast planting: 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 size bulb auger and a cordless drill. For many people, the amount of time and backbreaking work saved using this planting method [as shown in this plug transplant video] often outweighs the lower cost of bare root transplants.

Having said all of that, our bare root transplants are often quite a bit bigger than our 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.

See also: Evergreen Seedling Plugs
See also: Individual Packaging
See also: Cotton Gift Bag Packaging
See also: Weddings: Using Seedlings as Wedding Favors

• On The Calendar:
• Right now: shipping all available plug seedlings and plug transplants every Monday through Thursday
• Right now: shipping all available bare root transplants and bare root seedlings every Monday through Thursday
• End of May, 2014: shipping season for bare root ends, shipping season for plug seedlings and plug transplants continues till sold out
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• Sorry for such a slow start to 2014, thanks a lot Old Man Winter. A big thanks to all of you green thumbs, here's to a wonderful 2014!