Thank you for ordering from our 46th Annual Seedling Sale!
All orders were to be picked up at Rocky Ridge Park on April 14. If you were unable to pick up your order on April 14, please pick up your order at our office at 2401 Pleasant Valley Rd., York, PA during the following times:
Monday, April 18: 10:00AM-4:00PM
Tuesday, April 19: 8:30AM-12:00PM
Orders not picked up by 12:00PM, Monday, April 19 will be cancelled.
Refunds will not be offered for orders not picked up by 12:00PM, Monday, April 19.
Deciduous seedlings will be wrapped in a colored ribbon. The color of the ribbon identifies the species of seedling. Use the guide below to identify your deciduous seedlings.
Black: American hazelnut
Purple: Old fashioned lilac
Red: Red osier dogwood
Blue: Scarlet oak
Evergreen seedlings will not be wrapped in a colored ribbon. Use the guide below to identify evergreen seedlings.
Colorado blue spruce: Needles are 1 to 1½ inches long and stick out from branches in all directions. Needles are silvery blue to blue green, diamond shaped in cross-section, stiff and prickly.
Norway spruce: Needles are 3/4 inches long and occur singly. They are spirally arranged on twigs, sharp-pointed, four-sided and dark green.
Douglas fir: Semi-sharp glossy needles measuring 1’ to 1 ½ inches long, very fragrant.
White pine: Needles in bundles of five are 3 to 5 inches long, soft and flexible.
Follow these helpful hints when planting your seedlings:
Pre-planting care: Remember trees are living creatures! If the seedling roots dry out before the tree is planted, the tree will be dead. Take all precautions to keep roots moist and cool until planting. Do not leave in a hot car or exposed to direct sunlight. Seedlings may be placed in water for short periods (no more than several hours), as roots need oxygen to survive (as well as moisture).
Planting and Fertilization: You may want to add a little peat moss or other soil conditioner to the hole if your soils tend to be tight/clayey. Fertilizer is not generally recommended at planting in order to encourage tree roots to spread out. If your soil is exceptionally poor, granular fertilizer may be mixed in thoroughly with soil before setting in seedling. WATER WELL.
Care for Planting: Help your seedlings survive their initial year at your home by watering thoroughly, especially during hot, dry summers. Consider placing stone, plastic, or other mulch around the base of the tree to reduce competition from weeds. Fence off trees if rabbits, deer, or mice are a problem in your area or consider purchasing tree shelters.
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