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2023 Tree Seedling Sale Order Form & Instructions

You may only pre-order if you are ordering 1 or more bundles of trees. You may mix & match the tree varieties to make a bundle of 10 seedlings. We will sell the remaining trees individually or in bundles on a first come, first serve basis until we sell out. We will be selling out of LAHFH’s back warehouse at 1110 Wright Street. Call 218.828.8517 or 218.454.8517 for directions or questions.

Preorders of trees can be mailed to LAHFH, PO Box 234, Brainerd, MN 56401 along with payment.

This year our seedlings are 1, 2, 4 or 5 years old depending on variety – check the back of the order form for details.

Seedlings will be sold in late April or early May.  Exact dates will be determined at a later date depending on weather and COVID restrictions.

Sell dates and time:    Wednesday                   9:30am – 3pm or until sold out

(If trees are available)    Thursday                    9:30am – 3pm or until sold out

(If trees are available)         Friday                     9:30am – 3pm or until sold out

Species Size of seedling Trees per bundle Price
Lilac 12”-18” 10 $25.00
Sugar Maple 12”- 18” 10 $25.00
Black Hills Spruce 4”-8” 10 $25.00
White Pine 6”– 12” 10 $25.00
Canaan Fir 3”– 5” 10 $25.00
Norway Spruce 7”– 15” 10 $25.00

2023 Tree Species

Lilac - Common (Syringa Vulgaris)

Description: Medium growing small tree or large shrub. Delicate fragrant purple flowers in May to June. A perfect informal hedge or screen. Suckers freely. Flowers provide nectar to bees. Grows in wide range of soils from moist to dry. Average height 12-15 ft, spreads 10-12 ft. Best in full sun. Seedlings are 2 years old.   12 – 18”

Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum)

Description: Slow to medium growth. Outstanding native shade tree with dark green leaves that turn yellow to orange to firey red in fall. Grows in most soil types. Sap used for maple syrup. Trees used for ornamental, lumber, and wildlife habitat. Average height 100 ft. Full sun to part sun. Seedlings are 1 year old.   12 – 18”

Black Hill Spruce (Picea Glauca DenSata)

Description:  Short, stiff dark green needles with a spicy scent. Extremely hardy, withstanding heat and dry growing conditions. Excellent as ornamental, windbreak or Christmas tree.  Average height 35-50 ft.  Full sun to part shade. Seedlings are 2 years old.  4 – 8”

White Pine (Pinus Strobus Lake States)

Description:  Fast, vigorous growing open tree with long, soft bluish-green needles; grows well in sandy and other soils.  Average height 35-60 ft, spreads 35 ft.  Full sun to shade. Seedlings are 3 years old.   6 – 12”

Canaan Fir (Abies Balsamea Var Phaerolepis)

Description:  Has many similarities to both Fraser and Balsam Fir – fragrant and good needle retention. Makes an excellent Christmas tree and landscape tree. Tolerant of wet soil and a variety of soil types. Average height 30– 70 ft. Full to partial sun.  Seedlings are 2 years old.   3 – 5”

Norway Spruce (Picea Abies)

Description: Fastest growing spruce with dark green needles and draping branches. Good ornamental or windbreak tree.  Grows well in most conditions.  Average height over 35 ft.  Seedlings are 4 years old.  7 – 15”

Seedling Care and Planting

We will dampen the roots and place the seedlings in plastic bags when you pick them up.  Bring a bucket or mid-sized container to place them in to help keep the roots moist until you plant them.  Store seedlings in a cool area out of the sun and wind.  Do not soak seedlings in buckets of water.  Seedlings should be planted as soon as possible after pickup, and should be watered well before and after planting. Seedlings may be planted by hand or with a planting machine.  The most important thing to remember is to make sure that the top of the root mass is covered by approximately 1/2” of native soil.  Avoid J-rooting with the larger root masses.  Firmly pack the soil around the seedling.  None of the root mass should be exposed.

After planting, if water is available, water the seedlings well. For the first month the seedlings should be watered twice weekly unless there is abundant rainfall (1/2” per week). Keep weeds and grass away from the trees (approximately one foot all around the tree) for the first couple of years.