Us, Tweet Us, etc, etc. Our Treelings love the attention !
landscaping & reforestation
F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What are the tree seedlings you sell?
A. We sell coniferous (evergreen) seedlings because they are hardy,
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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