Time to Get the Best Seedlings to Our Customers
Harvesting and Delivery is a Special Time of the Year!
As you are reading this, we have started the time-sensitive task of getting seedlings out of the ground and to our customers as quickly as possible. The nurseries set February 15 each year as the target date to have all of the trees out of the ground. After that, trees will start breaking dormancy as the days become longer. To get the entire crop lifted we have to lift an average of 1.5 million seedlings a day at each nursery.
We begin the process of counting seedlings even before lifting with our October nursery inventory. By determining the number of seedlings per nursery bed, we can estimate the number of seedlings per box. For example, if a seedlot has 100 plantable seedlings per linear nursery bed foot (one foot long by four feet wide) and the bed is 500 feet long, there will be 50,000 plantable seedlings of that seedlot available for reforestation.
Customer Success Story
“After working with ArborGen in my first tree planting season, I am confident they will always fulfill my client’s needs for
– Will Tulloss, Manager,
Mazur & Tulloss Associates LLC
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Seedling Care During Transit
Seedling Care During Transit
Geoffrey Lee Hill, ArborGen Reforestation Advisor, shares helpful tips to maximize seedling survivability when transporting seedlings.
Contact your Reforestation Advisor with any questions you may have about a new or existing order. They’re always happy to help.
Where You Want
On time delivery of seedlings to you is a critical step in providing fresh, healthy seedlings for planting at your site. ArborGen will partner with you for delivery of your seedlings using the optimum mode of delivery, packaging, and scheduling. The final method of shipping and cost to deliver will be based on our efforts to achieve the lowest cost solution while meeting your service requirements for delivery. All orders shipping from ArborGen locations or coolers is shipped F.O.B. nursery of origin. You always have the option to pick your seedlings up at the nursery.
Seedlings lifted before January 1st typically have limited storage time. Please contact the nursery providing your seedlings to see how much storage time can be used for the seedlings. This could impact the number of seedlings being delivered in a single shipment recognizing the time required to plant the seedlings once delivered.
Need a trusted partner to guide the way?
Get in touch with a Reforestation Advisor to explore your options!
Paul Jeffreys, Ph.D.
Western Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi
Geoffrey Lee Hill
Georgia, Virginia, Eastern Tennessee, Northern North Carolina
Eastern Texas, Southern Louisiana
Southern North Carolina, South Carolina
Florida Gulf Coast, South Alabama, Southwest Georgia
Arkansas, Northern Louisiana, and Oklahoma
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