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Jacob Jaimes

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Anyone have experience with this online nursery?
Northern Ridge Nursery

Mind you, I'd be buying for the species not the specific specimen.
9.00 for a japanese zelkova doesn't sound bad at all.
Corkscrew willow, maples, oaks.
cuttings, air-layerings galore.
 

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I read a few pages, looked at some of the product. They are up-front, in telling you that they do not raise all the trees they sell. They are located a couple dozen miles due east of Rhinelander Wisc. Good area for tree farming spruce & fir, too cold for many others. So they are bare root tree brokers. Prices are not bad, about normal for what I have seen for bare root trees. If you want to order from them, I would say as long as the money is fun money, I would say do it. There is nothing there you can't get elsewhere, on the other hand, all the ''free trees'' they offer does make their price cheaper than average.
 

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nothing there you can't get elsewhere.
Where else do you have in mind?
I'm mostly in it for a few trees to take cuttings off of every so often to be bonsai-ed ginkgo, maple, zelkova.
What attracted me was the price & advertised size of the trees.
 

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I have ordered similar stock from Cold Stream Farm in the past. They ship pretty late in the season due to their location but I've been pleased with what I ordered. They have a wider range of sizes available.
 

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I've bought from Cold Stream Farm, in MI, https://www.coldstreamfarm.net/
and from Musser's Forest Farm - http://www.musserforests.com/Default.htm
and Forest Farm - often somewhat older trees. Excellent selection of unusual species.
https://www.forestfarm.com/

If you look around on the web there are many nurseries like the above. They produce young trees to plant and grow out, intended mainly for landscape. The 3 I've posted I have ordered from, I would continue to order from in the future.

Best source of young trees selected and raised specifically for BONSAI, rather than landscaping is Evergreen Garden Works - I have ordered from them every year at least once a year for the last 15 years or more. Good stuff.
http://www.evergreengardenworks.com/
 

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I thought musser stopped selling online a few years ago? I used to get all my whips from them.
 

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I've bought from Cold Stream Farm, in MI, https://www.coldstreamfarm.net/
and from Musser's Forest Farm - http://www.musserforests.com/Default.htm
and Forest Farm - often somewhat older trees. Excellent selection of unusual species.
https://www.forestfarm.com/

If you look around on the web there are many nurseries like the above. They produce young trees to plant and grow out, intended mainly for landscape. The 3 I've posted I have ordered from, I would continue to order from in the future.

Best source of young trees selected and raised specifically for BONSAI, rather than landscaping is Evergreen Garden Works - I have ordered from them every year at least once a year for the last 15 years or more. Good stuff.
http://www.evergreengardenworks.com/
I’m looking at ordering some American hornbeam for a forest from cold stream farm. Do you know if there is any noticeable difference in trunk thickness between the different sizes? In other words would it be worth the extra money to buy the 6’ trees instead of the 3 footers.
Thanks
Ridley
 

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I’m looking at ordering some American hornbeam for a forest from cold stream farm. Do you know if there is any noticeable difference in trunk thickness between the different sizes? In other words would it be worth the extra money to buy the 6’ trees instead of the 3 footers.
Thanks
Ridley
If you are creating a forest, you should order two or three different sizes. I've used 2, 4 and 6 year old seedlings when I did an elm forest. Mix of sizes is good
 

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After several days of contemplation, I ended up ordering a Zelkova, Ginkgo Biloba, 3 white paper birches, & a corkscrew willow. (Free tulip also)

The "trees" were not much more than 2 in. thick whips, Heights were accurate. All being about 4 ft. tall.

I was expecting alittle more, but am not disappointed in the slightest now having the variety of species I spent just under $50 on.

They've been planted in the ground and are ready for the growing season.

Will post pictures tomorrow.
 

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