Our trees are grown in either air pruning containers or specially designed beds which are engineered to produce robust and healthy lateral root systems. Once planted, our trees are able to expand their root systems quickly and are proven to grow faster than trees grown in standard containers. Trees grown in hard sided containers often have permanently damaged root systems due to the constricting nature of the containers they are grown in.
Tap root shape doesn't change throughout the life of a tree so a seedling with a damaged constricted root system will grow into a mature tree with a damaged restricted root system. Some don't even make it that far. Its common to see trees grown in standard containers simply die after several years. The cause is often due to malformed and constricted roots choking themselves off as they grow. Many other suppliers out there sell trees grown in standard solid-wall containers. If you're considering buying elsewhere, ask what they grow in first. Don't waste time on trees that are already damaged from the jump.
We grow and sell live growing trees during the growing season and bare root trees during their dormant months. We ship them UPS ground so they will get to you quickly and in good condition, ready to plant. They are shipped at the proper planting time for your region, so you dont have to worry about the research and timing. Just put your order in with us and we take care of it for you. You can see when your trees will ship by going to the tab labelled "When Will My Order Ship" on each product page. If you ever have any concerns with the quality of your trees don't hesitate to contact me immediately.