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Tree Seedlings

F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What are the tree seedlings you sell?
A. We sell coniferous (evergreen) seedlings because they are hardy, ship well
and adapt to most soil conditions.

2 What species should I order?

The Red Spruce is the daintiest and most suitable for baby showers or anywhere a small, niceley shaped little tree is desired. It is also Nova Scotia's emblem tree, so very popular in the east!

Black Spruce is well suited to planting near the ocean because of its salt tolerance. Black Spruce has a bluish tinge, but not quite as blue as the Blue Spruce which is an imported species.

The pines (White Pine, Red Pine) are also popular with their long attractive needles, even as babies. From time to time, we have Eastern Larch (the only coniferous tree that loses its needles in the fall) and Eastern Hemlock.

Eastern Hemlock was harvested extensively by the ship building industry and is known for its ability to repel water. Now, it is quite rare in certain parts of the province. We try to encourage planting of Eastern Hemlock to help restore the beautiful hemlock forests in Nova Scotia. Limited quantities of hemlock. Contact us early (early May is great).

3. What other species are available?
A. Generally, we sell Red and White Pine and Red and White Spruce for eco-events across Canada in the spring and summer. Fall and winter orders can be accomodated, depending on seedling growth, etc.

4. How big are the seedlings?
A. The seedlings range from 6 to 12 inches (10-25 cm), including a 2-3 inch planting plug. Red spruce is the smallest, white pine is the largest but the seedlings rarely exceed 10".

5. How much lead time do you need before the event?
A. As much as possible, but we've been known to accomplish the impossible! Two to three weeks is usually sufficient for a small order, even with our "Plant a Memory" team doing the decorating. For large commercial orders, please allow for a minimum of 3 weeks for wrapping, tagging, shipping, etc. (again, miracles are achievable).

6. What does it mean to place a 'reservation'?
A. Reservations allow us to plan our retail season effectively. Unlike inanimate objects trees must be planted well in advance (a year or two) before they are planted. We like to have reservations in by mid-May, but can often accomodate throughout the season.

6. Can I mix different species in one order?
A. Yes, we have several packages that contain a mix of pine and spruce.

7. How do I wrap seedlings if I choose to do it myself?

You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to decorating, wrapping or potting tree seedlings for your guests or customers. Most, however, choose to wrap their trees [video] , tie them with a bow and attach a tag with a special message.

Shipping & Returns

When will my order be sent out?
All bare root plug trees will be shipped 7-10 days before your event date. If we wrap or decorate, we insure delivery 2-3 days before your event.

What about shipping and delivery?
Trees are couriered within Nova Scotia for $25. Out of province orders will be shipped via Canada Post Expedited and are dependent on destination postal code for accurate shipping and handling fees. You can also choose Xpress Delivery which is more costly. TDR Courier or Canada Post will deliver them to your door, but some one needs to be there to accept and sign for them.

How long will the trees last before being planted?
If you can't plant it right away your tree can be stored in a cool environment by keeping the root plug moist. If you have received a tree and are unable to plant it outside within a few days plant the tree in an indoor pot [video] until you are able to plant it outside. City trees do great on a patio or balcony!

What if something is not right with my order?
Please contact us immediately should you have any problems at all with your order. We want you to be happy and satisfied with your purchase. If something is not right please call us at 902-347-2602 or email us. It's important that your event is 'treemendous'! in every way!

More questions and answers online soon. In the meantime, please feel free to email or call us!

Treelings Green Gifts & Nursery has been shipping tree seedlings across Canada since 2004 for weddings, corporate events and other 'earth-approved' occasions. We also sell seedlings and small trees for landscaping and forest remediation and like to work with the land owners to insure healthy reforestation. Our NGO tree planting projects are for very special trees and very special people.

Planting trees for any occasion just makes us feel better about our place in the scheme of things. We know we did do something, in our own small way to help heal the planet. When we plant a tree, we leave a legacy for future generations. Plant a tree and you plant a memory that lives on into perpetuity. Trees can live hundreds, even a thousand years into the future. Trees can bear fruit or nuts, provide shade from the heat of summer and shelter from the winter's blast. Trees offer fuel and lumber and many by-products used in the building trade.

Beautifully wrapped Evergreen Tree Seedlings carry the right message
for your family, friends and customers.

"I am thankful "for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes"
- e. e. cummings



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