Seedlings

We specialize in growing containerized Atlantic Coastal Longleaf pine seedlings (pinus palustris). Our state of the art growing process contributes to a consistently high survival rate of trees. Our staff carefully monitors seedling growth and weather conditions every day. Every mature seedling is subjected to a Triple-Tier Grading System to ensure that every tree is of superior quality prior to shipping.

Our seed is sourced from established pine forests, allowing us to provide you with top quality tree seedlings. Nutritional additives are utilized to enhance the root system and increase the seedlings’ ability to acquire food and water. Learn more about the Atlantic Coastal Longleaf Pine.

For many years we successfully grown all seedlings in 6.0″ deep cells, currently the deepest cells on the market. However, we have designed and put into production a new 6.5″ deep tray that we think will give our seedlings a better head start. Nutritional additives are utilized to enhance the root system and increase the seedlings’ ability to acquire food and water.

These 6.5″ deep containers have a cell capacity of 8.2 cubic inches and are lower in density per square foot.  With more room to grow, the seedlings will develop larger root systems and collar diameters. These benefits should allow the seedlings to have a much better survival rate compared to those with shorter plugs.

Triple Tier Grading System

Because our goal is to provide you with the best quality seedlings for a superior stand of trees, we grade each plug using our Triple Tier Grading System. These three steps safe guard your investment by ensuring your order is top quality.

The grading system begins when the are harvested. We hand pull and examine each plug, looking for superior root growth, optimized root collar diameter, root color, Mycorrhizae, firmness, moisture, and evidence of any pests. Conveyor inspections comprise the second phase of the grading system. As the plugs roll in from harvest, our staff again examines each seedling. Any seedling that does not meet our standard of excellence is removed from the conveyor belt and discarded. The third step occurs as the seedlings come off the conveyor. Our expert staff pulls the best quality plugs, counting each seedling and placing the appropriate number of seedlings per box. Each seedling is handled by our staff at least three times during the Triple Tier Grading System to ensure only the best plugs are delivered to our customers.