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WHY WE DON’T OFFER FREE SHIPPING LIKE AMAZON AND EBAY

 

 

ASIDE FROM THE OBVIOUS THAT WE ARE JUST A SMALL COMPANY WITH LIMITED RESOURCES

NOT ON THE NASDAQ OR DOW….

Packing and shipping is a big loser for us since we don’t stuff in an amazon box with a air bag or cardboard and ship. Here’s our technique:
Each tree is de-potted, a very little dirt taken off roots and roots spread out a bit if necessary, then root ball is watered well and heavy bagged with wetting gel (to be removed before planting.) Then the tops are wrapped with  lightweight landscape fabric. Each tree is then tied to box securely with high tensile twine.  If your tree is extra heavy we reinforce the box with lumber. Then the box is stapled shut.  Then with high quality 2″ strapping tape, we cover all staples and around bottom and all sides.  Each boxed tree(s) take from start to finish 45 minutes if we don’t have to make the box from scratch.
We pay our folks a living wage and do not use undocumented labor or under the table cash employees. We think getting your tree to its destination safely is worth the extra cost for us and our customers.
Living trees are not a one-size-fits-all sort of item like socks and hammers and electronics. Each one is different and requires many different sizes of boxes and often we have to make them from scratch.
Finally, shipping cost have gone thru the roof on larger items and we specialize in shipping those. We don’t sell band pots or small one year grafts that fit just thrown into standard cheaper delivery services boxes. 50% of the time we  just get our shipping cost back and 50% not even that. And generally don’t get back on any labor or materials. Just another cost of doing business. You will not find better packed larger trees on the net that much I can tell ya.