Tree Sale, 2014!

The annual BioGardener Tree Sale is upon us – get ready to save the world.

Official Tree Sale Procedure:

1.  Choose Among Trees From the Official List, Including Quantity and Size.

Palo Verde ‘Desert Museum’ – Austin weed destined to rule the Plant Kingdom during and after the Apocalypse – as close to invincible as a living organism can be.  Needs sun, crappy soil, and about 20′ in all directions but down.
15-gallon – $110

Mexican White Oak – The fastest growing of our Oaks.  If it wasn’t for citizenship requirements, this would be a top contender for Boss of the Native Trees, like the tortilla in the bread world.
15-gallon – $85
30-gallon – $250

Burr Oak – Seasoned General of the native Oaks, with cool gnarly bark and huge cojones.  Slower growing shade tree, do it for the kids.
5-gallon – $45
15-gallon – $110

Texas Mountain Laurel – Austin native, Captain of the small and shrubby elite forces, evergreen, sun or shade, 15-20′.
5-gallon – $45
10-gallon – $110
30-gallon – $275

Montezuma Cypress – Mexican cousin on the mother’s side of our native Bald Cypress and alot less wussy.  Relatively fast-growing, gets very tall but not equally wide.
5-gallon – $40
15-gallon – $100
30-gallon – $250

Huisache – When it’s time to get mean, a good one to have on your side.  Thorny as hell, commonly used as an impenetrable fence in Mexican yards, why not in Austin?  Also a fast-growing smaller specimen that likes to be ignored in desert conditions once its established.
5-gallon – $45
15-gallon – $110

Texas Redbud –  The angel of the battlefield, beautiful pink blooms in early spring, tough enough to handle our weather.  About 15′.
30-gallon – $225

Fruit Trees – Almost all of these are 2-3′ bare-root whips, which start out as wispy sticks but grow quickly into food producers.  Peach.  Pear.  Plum.  Apple.  Fig.  Apricot.  Persimmon.  Pomegranate.  Almost all are grafted onto hardy, relatively disease resistant root stock tolerant of our alkaline soils.  Some need to two varieties and other self-pollinate, look it up or ask.
$50/each for 3+ trees 

2.  Email Jeremy your address and list of trees NO LATER THAN JANUARY 15, 2014.

3.  Choose the spots for your new trees.  You may use a pin flag, baseball bat, unclaimed skull, or whatever you have laying around, as long as it’s obvious which tree you want where.  Starting January 16 we may visit to inspect the placement and make any minor adjustments if needed, and replace your marker with a labeled pin flag.  If you don’t like our re-placement, just re-re-place the flag, life if too short to split hairs.

4.  We will plant trees starting the week of January 20.  We will plant in an order that makes the most sense to us, as we collect the plant materials.  All trees will be mulched and probably not staked cuz it’s not needed; fruit trees will get a little organic booster amendment at time of planting.  As always, there is no warranty on trees, since we can’t be responsible for anything that happens to them after planting.  See a new tree care guide here –

5.  Arm Yourself.  Sorry but we just don’t have the time to give personal consultations on selection/placement unless the price is right, but hopefully, there is enough information on our Blog or other websites, including Tree Folks – – to make an informed decision.  Still, any emailed questions will receive a response as quickly and completely as possible, we’re not monsters.

Happy tree season!


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