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Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
Mark Twain

What We Grow and Sell

Not your garden variety garden centre.

Classes of trees

Mostly we grow trees that interest me. That's probably a narrow way to decide, and flies in the face of modern market research, but hey, I'm the guy who weeds and waters them. And the ones that don't sell will be added to one of my forests.

If you want something unusual, come back and check our lists. Or drop me a line. I may know if someone local carries it. You may even infect me with your enthusiasm, (not hard to do...) and I'll bring it in.

See Trees for all the great and gory details.


We sell trees when they are filling their present pot, and are ready to go to the next size up. Not all species are available in all sizes

One-litre block flats

Seedlings are initially planted in a styrofoam block with 15 one-litre holes in it. Blocks make handling many trees easy to do, and the close spacing makes them easy to care for. Spruce and fir in one-litre block flats range in height from 10-16 inches, pines 12-20 inches. Most deciduous trees are 2-3 feet. This is the least expensive way to buy trees, and the easiest to transplant. Consider these for planting shelterbelts or windbreaks in the fall.

A large number of block flats move up to larger pots during the fall. If you want one-litre trees for spring delivery, place your order by mid-September, and I will set them aside for you.

Two-litre pots

These are the roughly 6x6x6 inch square pot often used in garden centres for perennials. We use these for woods violets, blue-eyed grass. (NOT listed on our inventory at present because of very small quantities. Some things you just have to visit...)

#1 Trade pots

The standard 'one gallon' plastic nursery pot.

#1 Stueuwe tree pot

Like the #1 trade pot, but very narrow and deep. Approximately 4" x 4" by 16." Nine of these fit into a milk crate.

#2 Stuewe tree pots:

These pots are 6 x 6 x 14 inches. Four fit into a milk crate. These are usually my 3-4 year-olds. Most of these trees are 20-30 inches tall. Birch and larch may be up to 4 feet.

#4 and #5 pots

A conifer will be 2.5-3 feet, a deciduous tree 4-6 feet.

#7 pail

This is your classic 5 gallon pail with drainage holes added. Hey. Saves me money, which saves you money. And they last forever, so bring them back for refills.

#8-#15 pots

A lot of ornamentals and fruit trees arrive in this size. 24-30 litres. 5-6 feet at the bottom end to 9-12 feet at the top.

#10 Growbag.

This one actually is 10 gallons. The fabric bag is designed to prune roots. Soil breathes better, and the bags don't get as hot. I'm switching over all of my larger tree production to grow bags.

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Sherwood's Forests is located about 75 km southwest of Edmonton, Alberta. Please refer to the map on our Contact page for directions.