Tree Seedling Sale

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We will be selling seedlings in 2021. They’ve been ordered, but we do not have a delivery date at this time.
This is a great time to add an agriculture or biology chapter to your kid's school projects!

2021 Tree Seedling Sale Order Form & Instructions

You may only pre-order if you are ordering 1 or more bundles of trees. You may mix and 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, 3 or 5 years old depending on variety.

We are tentatively planning on having the seedlings available April 21st until sold out. 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
Chokecherry 12”-18” 10 $25.00
Silky Dogwood 12”- 24” 10 $25.00
Red Maple 12”-18” 10 $25.00
Black Hills Spruce 7”– 15” 10 $25.00
White Pine 6”– 12” 10 $25.00

2021 Tree Species

Common Chokecherry (Prunus Virginiana)
Description: Fast growing hardy small tree or large shrub with white flowers in spring followed by edible dark purple fruit; native to northern US and Canada. Good for preserves and wine; good food and shelter for wildlife. Best in full sun to full shade with well-drained soil. Average height 10-20 ft, spreads 6-10 ft. Seedlings are 1 year old. 12 – 18”

Silky Dogwood (Cornus Amomum)
Description: A native shrub with creamy white spring flowers, dark green foliage, reddish stems and burgundy fall color.  The edible fruit is blue. Flowers provide nectar to bees. Grows in wide range of soils from moist to dry. Average height 6-8 ft, spreads 6-8 ft. Full sun to part shade. Seedlings are 2 years old. 12 – 24”

Red Maple (Acer Rubrum)
Description: Shade tree with glossy green leaves. Medium to fast growing. Tolerates wet soils. Fall colors vary from yellow to scarlet. Average height 50-60 ft. Full sun to part shade. Seedlings are 2 years old. 12 – 18”

Black Hill Spruce (Picea Glauca DenSata)
Short, stiff dark green needles with a spicy scent. Extremely hardy, withstanding hot and dry growing conditions. Excellent as ornamental, windbreak or Christmas tree.  Average height 35-50 ft.  Full sun to part shade. Seedlings are 5 years old. 7 – 15”

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”

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.