Native trees and shrubs available from state nursery

shadysite(8)April 5, 2013

I have gotten the one-year seedling catalog from the state nursery in southern Maryland and am interested in buying red osier dogwood, spicebush, and possibly red and black chokeberry (aronia) from them. However, seedlings are only sold in lots of 25 for .85 each. I want these to plant in a buffer zone along the Severna River and in our damp and shady back yard in Chevy Chase. ALL state nursery trees have to be planted for conservation, wildlife habitat, and watershed, soil, or windbreak protection. I could use at most 5-10 of each of these bundles of seedlings. Is there anyone in the area of Maryland close to North West DC (Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Wheaton, Friendship Heights, Bethesda, Potomac, etc.) who would like to go in with me on splitting some of these bundles? I could use at most ten of each bundle. I was told by the nursery that we could split them among Maryland residents in the same general area in order to improve conservation regionally.

I could send by email the catalog and list of available inventory from last week to anyone who is interested. HOWEVER, the nursery man warned me that 25 may seem like a lot to me, but people order them in thousands! Think Christmas tree market or conservation areas on the Maryland rivers.

I hope to do this by end of next week at latest. Thanks!

Lisa

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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Well, darn. I would, but we are in Virginia. Alas, I don't think Virginia cares about conservation or the environment the way Maryland does. Hope you get some takers. You may want to cross post on the trees forum, too. Good luck.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 1:27PM
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shadysite(8)

Great idea, Cynthia, I'll cross post with native plants as well. Lisa

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 7:18PM
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chrismd(7)

I'd be interested in ten or so of the spicebush plants. Let me know if you decide to go ahead with your plan.

I would suspect that the plants are little bigger than pencil size, hence needing thousands.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 2:06PM
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shadysite(8)

We went ahead and bought 25 red twig dogwood and 25 aronia (red chokecherry). They are small, but they wlll grow. We had spicebush from elsewhere already planted so couldn't deal with a lot more. Chris, if you want red chokecherry, I'd be happy to give you five or ten of those. They will be arriving on the 18th April. Lisa

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 7:16PM
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