Hi Everyone, I just posted this on a sister site, treeservicesite.com, but I know that this site gets tons of activity. I have been brainstorming for ideas to best utilize the 7 acres of vacant land behind our office. It has been sitting vacant and empty for years and years. We are located in Mattawan, MI (southwest Michigan). I just thought of the idea to turn this area into a tree & bush nursery. While I do have a landscape, lawn mowing, and inground sprinkler background, I am not anything close to a tree expert. These questions are all "off the cuff" and I will use your responses, comments, advice, criticism, etc to determine if this is something worth pursuing. I will say that the idea has me very excited. I've wanted to get back into some type of outdoor industry for a long time and have taken on many odd jobs just because I enjoy it. Anyways, here we go... 1. Is there a guide anywhere on starting up such a nursery? 2. What type of trees and bushes are most profitable? 3. What is the optimal ph level for the soil? I can send samples in for testing. 4. What types of maintenance are required? 5. How many years will it take to really start having quality product to sell? 6. What other services could be offered in conjunction with the nursery? 7. What else do I need to know?