Any growers out there?

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by desert rose gardening, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got 200 Scott's, 300 Monterey's ,100 Doug's, 100 blues in the ground. In about 5 years I should be selling:cool2:
     
  2. Nate@TLCS

    Nate@TLCS LawnSite Member
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    how much land does that take?
     
  3. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have all those trees on 1 acre, you can plant anywhere from 1000 to 1250 trees per acre. I like your little saying about the sun and the beer!
     
  4. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just put about 1000 misc trees in the ground. Using rootmaker and high caliper in ground grow bags. Planning moe in future.
     
  5. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
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    What kind of spacing are you using? I used 5' between trees and 7' between rows. What size will you harvest?
     
  6. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm spacing the same as you. I plan to harvest when they are about as tall as me. What the hell are grow bags?:confused:
     
  7. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do a search for Rootmaker or High caliper growing system.
     
  8. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey Earthworker
    Both of those companies have a large selection of different products
    What do you use specifically for your trees, in-ground pots?
     
  9. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
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    what is the resale in five years per tree and what is investment on starts and fert products. plus other mis.
     
  10. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am using in ground grow bags. No pots. Started couple years ago trying different sizes but now going with 16" exclusively. These are installed directly in the ground and filled with field soil. Harvest is a matter of digging them up which takes about 10 minutes for me. The 16 inch will hold a 2-2.5" caliper. So you can figure out what you pay for a 2" caliper tree. I paid anywhere from .60 to 2.50 per liner(tree) and about 2.30 for the grow bags. There is also staking, fertilizer (osmocote), drip irrigation (a must for my area) and maintenance. But I enjoy watching things grow.:usflag:
     

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