We start our premier bed run liners by using our 50 cell Gro-Plugs® to plant out in the field. We grow them for three years to produce our finished product. Our cool summers and cold Wisconsin winters are the perfect environment for growing strong thick tops and heavy root systems. When we harvest our finished bare root liners, we normally find heavy mycorrhizae on the roots. Our growing conditions are ideal for the establishment of mycorrhizae. This native strain is a natural occurring fungus that works with the root system to help the plants take up more water and nutrients from the soil. The roots have visible ore branching than plants grown without this beneficial fungus. More branching on the roots means a faster established plant with a rapid growth rate in your field or container production.
Our cool summers help our evergreens have less stress than others in the summer months, but our harsh winters ensure you are getting very hardy plants for your production. A double bonus.
Our evergreens are harvested bed run. You will always be guaranteed straight leaders and the wonderful Evergreen Nursery root system we are known for. Growing our evergreens in the field and harvesting fresh in spring can always leave the door open for some Mother Nature issues like winter burn. When this happens, keep in mind most of these imperfections will disappear with age.
Bare Root Birch liners & containers.
Our many years of experience growing birch from seed, micropropagation, and cuttings has made Evergreen Nursery a leader in birch propagation. We offer the newest varieties as well as the tried and true.
For the grower, our bare root birch is a great liner. Plants are lined out in our field beds and grown for one season. Cool summer temperatures and sandy soil promote sturdy tops and heavy, well-branched root systems. In late fall we dig the trees and store them over winter in our specially designed cooler that provides optimal temperature and humidity. No sweating is required when you receive our liners. They are ready to plant and grow on.
Our 38 cell birch liners are started from both hardy seed sources. Seedlings are transplanted into the 38 cell trays that have deep inward ridges and a large drainage holes for optimal root training and pruning. Liners spend the growing season outside, forming strong stems and roots. Plants are shipped in spring and can be planted into your field or containers.
If you missed watching our 2-part video tour of our nursery on the welcome page, you can also see them here. Just watch part one first! These were done for the IPPS Summit this fall by our owner Ron Amos.