Digging field grown trees and shrubs is done in the spring, before buds begin to break. At this time, woody plants are the least susceptible to transplant shock; plants do not tolerate root disturbance at times of peak growth and during warmer weather. Keep in mind that any trees that tend to bud out early, like crabapples, will have the most limited time-frame of availability.
The majority of our suppliers were affected by the massive amounts of snow that were dumped onto most of the country in February and early March. For this reason, digging began a little later than in average years. However, the recent warm weather will likely bring the digging season to an early close. Should you require specific varieties, or sizes for upcoming projects, please let us know as soon as possible. Once digging has ended, selection is much more limited on large and specialty material.