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Old April 28th, 2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default Tree farm (for basic pine trees) in North Oakland County area?

I am looking to get some type of evergreens, to be used mostly for blocking my barn from the road, and plugging a few holes in the tree cover around our house. Probably something like 6 trees, maybe, in the 8-10ft tall. We already have some blue spruces, and scotch pines, and our neighbor has Austrians, so any of these would work.

Places like bordines want about $180-$200 a tree for a 7-8ft tree, I'm guessing there are better prices buying from a farm. Any places out there that sell to the public? I have a trailer and tractor for unloading and planting them, so just some place I can buy them with a root ball wrapped in burlap, that I can plant myself.

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Old April 28th, 2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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Norway spruce grow very fast. Sorry I can't help you find a farm in you area, but I've planted hundreds of spruces and pines over the years. Blue spruce grow about 8" a year whereas Norway spruce grow up to 2 feet per year. I personally like blue spruce better, but if you want to quickly fill in you might consider a smaller norway spruce which would save you some coin, but grow in quickly.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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Check with Trim Pines in Grand Blanc. Another place, that I've gotten several from is Roberts Tree farm on Sashabaw, but I'm not sure hrs still in business.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 12:16 PM   #4
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I bought from trees from the first place I listed last year. Good luck.

https://dro2treesales.com/

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/grd/3706502015.html

http://flint.craigslist.org/grd/3751712985.html

http://flint.craigslist.org/grq/3708560444.html
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I'm trying to get some from Milford Gardens http://milfordgardens.net/

Prices are reasonable, they just haven't recieved some of their inventory in yet.
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I'm hoping to sell a few hundred Norway's this year and i live right down the street, pm sent. I have whatever size you would need, most would be up to a 36" ball.
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I think its called Eaton tree farm on Eaton rd in Davisburg.
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I'm hoping to sell a few hundred Norway's this year and i live right down the street, pm sent. I have whatever size you would need, most would be up to a 36" ball.
How much per tree?
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I'm hoping to sell a few hundred Norway's this year and i live right down the street, pm sent. I have whatever size you would need, most would be up to a 36" ball.
More info please.

I am about to purchase some maples or what not for the front yard, but wouldn't mind some pines for the back yard.
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You might want to contact the County Park's Department. They do a tree sale every year (a couple of times a year) and I know it's coming up again soon.
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How much per tree?
Some of it will depend on the size. As soon as i know the specifics i will let you know. I was hoping to sell at least a few hundred but am trying to get rid of a few thousand eventually. Attempting to free up some land for regular farming or whatever use. They're growing too fast and we're having trouble navigating through them.
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Best place is Highland Tree Farm. On Hickory Ridge Rd about 1 mile north of M-59. Been there 25 years and tree stock of all sizes. Owner is Carl and is about 80 yrs old. Very friendly and good prices. They will also plant trees for customers.
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You might want to contact the County Park's Department. They do a tree sale every year (a couple of times a year) and I know it's coming up again soon.
they sell semi-mature trees?

it's been literally forever since I looked over there, but I thought they only sold saplings as part of the land conservation effort (long term goal of reducing erosion in the "pave over county" )
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