We’ve been developing a custom “plug transplant” growing system for quite a few years now, and in the learning process we’ve made [and continue to make] a lot of mistakes [see photos below]. There is a difficult balancing act needed while growing this way to achieve top quality trees. We often end up with evergreens sporting small or damaged tops, aborted top buds, split tops, insufficient root growth, frost damage, deer damage, small size, etc]. We could just care for them for another year and the trees would be great, but often we just don’t have the room.
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Colorado Blue Spruce
These otherwise healthy trees are often called “conservation grade” or “park grade” trees. Since we try to ship up to a standard, not down to a price, we occasionally end up with a large number of these healthy but ugly duckling trees and sell them at a lower price.
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5-pack of conservation grade plug transplants >> [$32.90 / free shipping / 1 yr guarantee*]
10-pack of conservation grade plug transplants >> [$50.40 / free shipping / 1 yr guarantee*]
25-pack of conservation grade plug transplants >> [$108.50 / free shipping / 1 yr guarantee*]
50-pack of conservation grade plug transplants >> [$191.80 / free shipping / 1 yr guarantee*]
Balsam Fir Conservation Grade shown above
Fraser Fir Conservation Grade shown above
Canaan Fir Conservation Grade not shownPLANT EVERGREEN TREES IN RECORD TIME:
Watch how to plant evergreen plug transplants faster [YouTube] and with less effort than any traditional "bare root" evergreen transplant of a similar size. You can realistically plant 50 to 100 plug transplants per hour without breaking your back, using just a cordless drill and our plug-transplant-sized bulb auger. FREE AUGER WITH PURCHASE OF 50 PLUG TRANSPLANTS, $17.00 with any tree purchase, or $37.00 shipped to your door [int'l shipping is extra].
Soil conservation districts around the country buy “conservation grade” transplants to replant wild areas and return deforested areas back to their original splendor. But because they generally plant in remote areas, soil conservation districts are only concerned with healthy and cheap, not with pretty “specimen quality”. Conservation grade transplants become pretty within a few years of their own accord, with the end result being healthy, mature evergreens at low cost to county and state budgets. You too can take advantage of the cost savings of the “conservation grade” approach for your own planting project.
Plug transplants are shipped in bundles, but we offer individual plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, cotton gift bag packaging and custom laser cut pendants for all sizes of plug seedlings and plug transplants, sold separately in matching quantities.