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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
The Ponderosa Pine is one of the Nation’s most important pine trees.
It dominates pine forests in every western state. The Ponderosa pine tolerates many climates, altitudes, and soils. It can live for hundreds of years, growing to heights of over 300 feet. The tall column-like trunks can be more than 8 feet across. Two principal varieties of Pondeross are Pacific and Rocky Mountain Ponderosa pine. Ponderosa pines live in Mexico, Canada, the USDA hardiness zones of three and above, and elevations below 9,00 feet.
In its first years, the Ponderosa pine grows slowly but grows faster as it ages. The tree will eventually have muscular branches with green-gold clusters of needles. Dark brown or bronze-colored bark dresses the trunk, and you will find pinecones in shades of brown and gold on the ground all year.
Ponderosa pines tolerate heat, drought, and extreme cold and snow.
It can be grown almost anywhere and is beautiful at any stage of life. However, Ponderosa seedlings need room to grow. Remove shrubs and other trees in their vicinity until the tees are about two years old. Roots grow rapidly early in the growing stages, and it is best to maintain air and soil temperatures a 73⁰F.
To grow a Ponderosa Pine from a seedling, plant in the spring or March and April months. Keep your Ponderosa watered, but note that these trees are susceptible to overwatering. Keep the soil around the tree’s root moist but don’t allow water to pool. Young trees are also vulnerable to dry conditions and will grow slowly if they don’t have enough water. Ponderosa pines prefer places with rainfall of 12 and 24 inches annually.
Protect your seedlings from rabbits, deer, and dogs that love to dig. A guard around your Ponderosa truck is a great method to prevent small animals from damaging the bark. You may need deer repellent or fencing to deter other larger animals who love to eat trees.