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Old July 17th, 2005, 05:49 PM
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Question Where do you buy trees?

I'm thinking of getting a small birch tree from in back so there is something blocking my view of the neighbor's balcony, but I can't find one. We tried nursaries, but they have maple and bushy trees.
Do I have to go somewhere more specialized?
When do you plant a tree? Does it matter?
How can you tell if you're getting a good one?

Anybody ever bought a tree before?

(sorry for the 20 questions, but I want to research before committing to a tree)
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Old July 17th, 2005, 06:56 PM
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The best place to go Prin is a Kramer nursery. There is on on Don Quichotte in Ile Perrot but I know there are others on the island. Their prices are very good.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 06:58 PM
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Early spring is best for planting, May no later then the beginning of June if you want to establish a good root system.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 07:02 PM
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I own a woodlot so I have never bought a tree in my life!! Spring is a good time to buy one tho summer is not bad but not as good. Get a good sturdy one - I like birch and maple myself.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 09:43 PM
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LOL do I have to fill out an adoption application?

Thanks for the info. Hopefully, it'll give me a shot at being successful at this. I love birch trees. They are by far my favorite. I have a HUGE and I mean HUGE maple tree in the front, and I just find that birches won't get as wide. They grow up, not out.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 10:36 PM
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Everyone knows you buy a tree at the tree store. Sorry just something my kids say like you buy a dog at a dog store, and a baby at a baby store.

We have two trees. I am not a tree expert but i have heard when you water them do it very slowly for about an hour so the water soaks slowly into the roots.

We bought two trees at Art Knapps and one at a nursery that didn't do vrey well, I think it was because the tree was in a fairy shady area and our yard gets a lot of sun so I think it was too much of a shock to come to our yard.
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