Bareroot Seedlings & Transplants

We offer bareroot seedlings and transplants, grown in our nursery transplant beds located in central Maine. Bareroot seedlings and transplants are pickup only. Our farm and nursery is located at 111 Smithfield Road in Norridgewock. If you have any questions, please fill out the Contact Form located at the bottom of this page.

2024 AVAILABILITY

Last Update: April 15, 2024 1:35 PM

Spring 2024 availability is listed below. Orders may be placed using the Contact Form found at the bottom of this page.


VERY IMPORTANT!! PLEASE READ: Before placing an order for bareroot stock, please consider the following:

Please be prepared to be available to pick up your bareroot trees as soon as you are contacted in the spring that they have been dug (specific pick up dates are not offered). If your schedule does not allow this flexibility, please consider purchasing potted trees. Bareroot stock is dug immediately after the frost is completely out of the ground and we are able to safely dig and remove all roots for transplant packaging. Over the past 10+ years, we have dug bareroot transplants as early as April 15th and as late as May 15th. Our bareroot transplants are only dug while they are in full dormancy (sleeping). For the Spring 2024 season, bareroot trees will be ready to be picked up sometime between Saturday, April 20th, 2024 and Sunday, May 5th, 2024 – again, all dependent on the day that the frost is out of the ground in the transplant beds. It is necessary to get your dormant trees into the ground at your location as soon as possible. The survivability drops 50% when the trees are planted after your trees’ buds have begun to swell and the tiny root hairs have started growing.


TO PLACE AN ORDER:

Our current seedling and transplant availability for Spring 2024 is published below. We are now accepting orders for Spring 2024. Please use the Contact Form below to submit your order. Upon receipt of your order, we will email an Order Acknowledgement to you. Your Order Acknowledgement will include your order details, payment information and additional information about bareroot trees. In order to hold your trees, the amount due stated in your Order Acknowledgement is expected within ten days of receipt of your Order Acknowledgement.

PLEASE NOTE: Bareroot seedlings and transplants must be planted within 24-48 hours of being removed from the ground. For customers who have placed an order, please expect to pick up your seedlings or transplants the same day or the day after they are removed from the ground.


FAQ

What does ‘bareroot’ mean?

Bareroot tree seedlings and transplants are field-grown. They are removed from the ground while they are dormant, which in our location in central Maine is typically between mid-April and the second week of May. The excess dirt is removed from the roots. We place a packaging wrap around the roots and then secure them in a bundle tied with string for transport. The trees are not in a pot/container with dirt.

When do I plant my bareroot seedlings and transplants?

Your bareroot tree seedlings and transplants should be planted within 24-48 hours of being removed from the ground on our farm.

What is the guarantee on my bareroot seedlings and transplants?

During their first growing season, newly planted bareroot trees of all heights and root masses require moisture monitoring, watering as needed and extensive weed and sod control. If you are committed to putting in the work during the first growing season, you can expect to have a high survivability rate. OUR GUARANTEE is that the bareroot trees seedlings and transplants that you are purchasing are healthy, fully budded, are in a dormant state, have moist roots and are properly packaged for transportation.

When I place my order, can I request a specific date to pick up my order?

Please be prepared to be available to pick up your bareroot trees as soon as you are contacted in the spring that they have been dug (specific pick up dates are not offered). If your schedule does not allow this flexibility, please consider purchasing potted trees. Bareroot stock is dug immediately after the frost is completely out of the ground and we are able to safely dig and remove all roots for transplant packaging. Over the past 10+ years, we have dug bareroot transplants as early as April 15th and as late as May 15th. Our bareroot transplants are only dug while they are in full dormancy (sleeping). For the Spring 2024 season, bareroot trees will be ready to be picked up sometime between Saturday, April 20th, 2024 and Sunday, May 5th, 2024 – again, all dependent on the day that the frost is out of the ground in the transplant beds. It is necessary to get your dormant trees into the ground at your location as soon as possible. The survivability drops 50% when the trees are planted after your trees’ buds have begun to swell and the tiny root hairs have started growing.


2024 BAREROOT STOCK AVAILABILITY

Price includes customer pickup at our Norridgewock farm, located at 111 Smithfield Road.

ORDER MINIMUM: Refer to each section below for our order minimums. Our order minimums are based on tree quantity as opposed to a minimum dollar amount.

Bareroot Transplants 7-10 inches

This size transplant has a small root mass and light branching. For the best survivability, we recommend aggressive weed and sod control one square foot around the trunk base for two full growing seasons. Additionally, soil moisture must be monitored throughout the first growing season and your young trees watered as needed throughout the summer months (July through mid-September).

TreeSizePrice Per Tree
(10-149 trees)
Minimum Order: 10 trees of same variety
Price Per Tree (150+ trees)Quantity Available
Canaan Fir7″-10″$5$4490

Bareroot Transplants 10-18 inches

This size transplant has a small root mass and light branching. For the best survivability, we recommend aggressive weed and sod control one square foot around the trunk base for two full growing seasons. Additionally, soil moisture must be monitored throughout the first growing season and your young trees watered as needed throughout the summer months (July through mid-September).

TreeSizePrice Per Tree
(10 or more trees)
Minimum Order: 10 trees of same variety
Quantity Available
Fralsam Fir (Fraser x Balsam)10″-16″$590
Fraser Fir10″-16″$5305
TreeSizePrice Per Tree
(10-149 trees)
Minimum Order: 10 trees of same variety
Price Per Tree
(150+ trees)
Quantity Available
Balsam Fir10″-16″$5$4SOLD OUT
Canaan Fir12″-16″$5$4SOLD OUT
Concolor Fir (white fir, Colorado fir)12″-18″$10NA80
Austrian Pine10″-14″$5NASOLD OUT
Norway Spruce10″-16″$5$4182
White Spruce12″-16″$5$4905

Bareroot Transplants 14-22 inches

This size tree has a larger root mass and more branching. For the best survivability, we recommend weed and sod control one square foot around the trunk base for at least one full growing season. Additionally, soil moisture must be monitored throughout the first growing season and your young trees watered as needed throughout the summer months (July through mid-September).

TreeSizePrice Per Tree
(10-149 trees)
Minimum Order: 10 trees of same variety
Price Per Tree
(150+ trees)
Quantity Available
Balsam Fir14″-18″$5.50NASOLD OUT
Fralsam Fir (Fraser x Balsam)14″-20″$5.50NASOLD OUT
Eastern White Pine16″-22″$5.50NA125
White Spruce16″-20″$5.50$4.50280

Bareroot Transplants 18 inches and up

These trees have a large root mass and more branching. The roots and top (“leader”) may be pruned at planting time for greater survivability. Note: These trees will have to be watered often, from planting time through late fall.

TreeSizePrice Per Tree
Minimum Order: 5 trees of same variety
Quantity Available
American Arborvitae (northern white cedar, eastern white cedar)24″-32″$8100
American Arborvitae (northern white cedar, eastern white cedar)42″-48″$1045
American Arborvitae (northern white cedar, eastern white cedar)48″-60″ (4ft-5ft)$205
American Arborvitae (northern white cedar, eastern white cedar)60″-72″ (5ft-6ft)$25SOLD OUT
Balsam Fir20″-26″$8SOLD OUT
Balsam Fir48″$15SOLD OUT
Fraser Fir20″-24″$10SOLD OUT
Fraser Fir32″-42″$15SOLD OUT
Colorado Blue Spruce18″-24″$10183
Eastern White Pine20″-30″$10231
Eastern White Pine36″-48″ (3ft-4ft)$1545
Eastern White Pine60″ (5ft)$204
Norway Spruce24″-36″$1029
Norway Spruce40″-48″$15SOLD OUT
White Spruce18″-30″$857
White Spruce28″-36″$1057
Sugar Maple (lightly branched)72″-96″ (6ft-8ft), one inch caliper$30
SOLD OUT
Sugar Maple (lightly branched)96″ (8ft), one and a half inch caliper$40
SOLD OUT

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