Vans Pines

2015 Winter Trade Show Specials

Jan 8, 2015

2015 Winter Trade Show Specials



Orders under $500 have a $25 Order Processing Fee

Mix and match to get the discounted rate sale price. Sale prices good only from January 1 through January 31, 2015. This offer does not apply to previously booked orders and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Shipping, handling and packaging based on list price. Balance due per published terms.

Deer Browsing

Nov 21, 2014

Gun deer hunting season just opened this past weekend and that reminded me of how much nursery stock we have lost to deer browsing over the years. While some people advocate using deer tolerant plants in the landscape to avoid deer browse problems, this does not work for nursery production. From my perspective, if it is a cold and windy winter and the plants are showing green, the deer will browse it. Read more

Coupon, Coupon, Coupon!

Oct 28, 2014

If you place an order and have it shipped between October 24 and December 1, 2014 you are eligible for this coupon!

On orders of $500 or more of plant material you will receive $50 off. On orders of $1000 or more of plant material you will receive $75 off.

This can be used with our Early Bird Discount that is going on right now until December 1 as well!

**Receive 10% Early Bird Discount if you prepay 25% of the order.

Fall is Seed Collection Time

Oct 13, 2014

Seed collection | Vans Pines

Red Oak Nuts

Seed collection is very important to us because we grow our trees directly from seed. Most deciduous tree and evergreen selections that we grow mature their seeds in the fall. The seed crops are quite variable from year to year and are affected by many things, of which most are weather related. Droughts, extreme heat or cold and insect infestations are just a few. We like to collect seed locally whenever practical to produce northern hardy trees.

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Fall is for Planting

Sep 3, 2014

Planting trees in the autumn

Fall is for planting: Part 1; Evergreen & Deciduous Trees

Many ornamental trees can be successfully transplanted in the fall, especially if they are container grown. For Evergreens, plant in the early fall. Ideally, 6 weeks before soil temps fall below 50 degrees. That way you get fall root growth that helps the tree through the winter months and prevents winter/spring frost heave. Read more