How our pre-order sale works

Welcome to our new website! Woohoo! We hope your experience is smooth. You can still mail in orders or try calling in an order if you are having trouble with the site. Time to get some trees!

We want you engaged with your landscape and growing more fruit! In our efforts to provide our community with the highest quality plants at a reasonable price, we offer this selection of fruit trees, nut trees, and berry plants as bare-roots for pre-order. Online catalog is here.

Bare-root pre-orders are for PICK-UP only.

What are bare-root plants? They are just that: dormant, healthy plants with little or no soil on their roots. They need to be planted promptly but can be kept several days if the roots are kept cool and moist (not freezing). Bare-root trees are a great value and perform well.

There are several species that we do not offer as bare-roots, including hardy kiwi, honeyberry, and seaberry. So that you can access our full offerings through the bare-root sale, we've included these potted items in our pre-order catalog as well.

Order early, we anticipate many items may sell out.

Ordering:

All plants must be pre-ordered by March 25 and picked up at the nursery your chosen time-slot on either April 22-24 or April 29-May 1. Orders will be filled in the order they are received. Late orders will be considered depending on our availability and capacity. Additional plants will be for sale at the nursery when you come to pick up your order.

We will have remaining plants potted and for sale the rest of the season, from May through July. The best availability is through this pre-order bare-root sale.

Discounts:

Bulk: Orders of $300 or more are eligible for a 5% bulk discount. Use code BULK300 at checkout.

Picking up:

Please be sure to schedule your pick-up slot using the link in the confirmation email you will receive after placing your order. All orders must be picked up at the nursery between April 22 and May 1. If no available slots will work for you, you can make a special arrangement by emailing easthilltreefarm@gmail.com.

Park along the road or pull into the driveway if there is space.

Most orders should fit comfortably in a station wagon or hatchback vehicle.

Please bring materials to wrap the roots of your trees if you have them; a tarp or old large plastic sheets or bags work well. Most shrubs are already bagged. We will also have plenty of materials on hand if needed.

Another round of folks will be coming to pick up plants 30 minutes after you so please be conscientious of time. We hope to be able to answer your questions and help you find any additional plants or materials you are looking for. 

Bare root plants want to be planted promptly. They will be OK for a few days if the roots are kept cool and damp. Burying the roots in a pile of mulch, compost or some loose soil in a garden bed works well. Please be sure to read our Resources page for additional tips on planting!

Substitutions:

Sometimes we sell out of an item between the time when you place your order and when it is processed. This is much more likely to happen for paper orders than online orders and for orders received in March (late) rather than January (early), but it can happen to any order. Our generic policy is to substitute with a similar item when available (e.g. a different similar variety of blueberry), and to refund that item if there is nothing similar that we can substitute. Refunds will be processed at the time of pick-up, so you can decide whether you want to receive a cash refund or choose a different item to purchase on-site with your credit.

If you know you do not want any kind of substitutions, please check the "no substitutions please" box on the View Cart page.

If your planting fails:

We work hard to ensure the plants we sell are ready to succeed and that you have the information you need to get them off to a good start. If the plants fail to leaf out due to something on our end, we are sorry, and we will offer a replacement or credit equal to the price paid for the plant.