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Welcome to each of you, past customers and prospective--alike!                                                        July 1, 2019


We hope that all of you are doing fine, plants are growing and you are receiving the right combination of temperatures and rain. Another long winter and now the end to a cold and wet spring… so planting is late this spring. Shipping went smoothly this year and we hope you benefitted from it. Another record year--thank you! We have a new office manager, Tad Westveer . He is looking forward to working with you!

Now on to what’s new or deserves special note: As in prior years, our new native offerings are printed in RED ink. New this year: on page 8 Russet Buffaloberry and Sweet Fern (maybe); on page 9 Sweet Gale and Thimbleberry.

We’re adding production in many harder to produce species--ie., increased numbers this year in Leatherwood, Concolor Fir, Canadian Hemlock and Highbush Blueberry for example. Good stand in Blackhaw this season. MOVING: “ Cherry, Eastern Sand” is now in the shrub section, moved from Small Trees.

Are you a deer hunter or conservationist interested in wildlife improvement? Try these: Chinkapin Oak, (best acorns for bucks!!) American Hazelnut, Coralberry (browse) Domestic Apple, Dolgo Crabapple and/or American Crabapple.

Difficult to establish plants!! We want to pass on to you some information that may help you avoid disappointment. If you see a red asterisk sign, “ * “ behind a species in the catalog -- this indicates a species that can be difficult to transplant. You are welcome to order them -- but these are the difficult ones -- and like all others -- are sold at your own risk.

We exhibit at many trade shows--look for us at MANTS, MNLA and (sometimes) others. See you there?

Soil Conservation Districts: We supply many districts with plants for their annual sales. Since districts generally act as a local distributor, we can offer a discount on the pricing for those orders compared to normal catalog terms. Again in 2019-20, for Conservation Districts: please limit your order to 22 species or less. Thank you. We need to pare down order variety to be more efficient for April shipped orders... some of the species you order less of can be alternated with other minimal species to offer every other year.

Continued reduced cost of shipping is 15%. Minimum shipping is raised to $30.00 this year--please take note. Note that if actual cost of shipping product is greater than the flat charge, we will bill you for the difference after we ship. If you’re buying 2-2 evergreen transplants and live more than 200 miles from us…your rate will probably be higher, anywhere from 20-35% of the order total as the cost of shipping.

This catalog assumes that you know what species you need for your project. For those of you requiring additional information, give a call... we’ll do our best to fill you in on descriptions, color, appropriate soils, etc. Often, the easiest way to gain information is to do a search online. The following are good sites:

http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/
http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/
http://plants.usda.gov (Native plants information)

You can use our website to click through on the name of a plant to get specific info on each plant we grow.

If you haven’t tried us yet, we encourage you to do so. We filled over 1200 orders this year -- thank you for your trust!

Best Regards,

Jeff Busscher
President
Alpha Nurseries
Phone: 269/857-7804            Fax: 269/857-8162             Email: info@alphanurseries.com