Time for Clearance Trees

Discussion in 'Native Habitat Management' started by Fishman, May 14, 2019.

  1. Fishman

    Fishman Active Member

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    The local Walmarts are starting to clear out their Chestnut Hill Outdoors trees. I know that these are big box store trees, but they have a big buck on the label, so they must be good trees. This year my local Walmart stocked 3g and 7g chestnuts, several types of 3g persimmons, 3g Thanksgiving pears, and 7g Dr. Deer pears. I wound up buying four Thanksgiving pears for $9 a piece last week. Today I bought a 3g Deer Candy persimmon, a 3g Deer Magnet persimmon, and three 3g chestnut trees for $4.50 a piece. I stopped by another Walmart that had several 3g chestnuts with multiple burrs on them, but they wanted $9 for them and I had to walk away. Several people have been able to ask for and receive another price reduction or discount if they buy several trees, but I wasn't able to do that today. I didn't ask for a discount on the $4.50 trees, but the other Walmart wouldn't deal on their $9 and $12 trees. I will keep the trees at my house over the summer before planting them this fall.

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    I have provided links below that will allow you to search your local Walmart stock for these trees. The trees I bought all looked good, but there is definitely a difference in quality between different stores. Good luck with them.

    3 Gallon Chestnut
    7 Gallon Chestnut
    3 Gallon Persimmon
    3 Gallon Thanksgiving Pear
    7 Gallon Dr. Deer Pear
     
  2. j-bird

    j-bird Well-Known Member

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    You can find good stuff at big box stores....just know what your buying! I particularly avoid fruit trees from big box stores. I have however bought chestnut and grafted female persimmons from big box stores before....especially when they go on sale. I got a ways to wait yet before that happens here.... probably not until after father's day.
     
  3. suburbhunter

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    My Walmart is down to $21 for 3 gal and $30 for 7 gal Dunstans. 40% off.
    I'll wait them out a while longer. Thanks for the link.
     
  4. j-bird

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    Be prepared to either act fast or go in and talk to the store manager and see if they will sell the whole lot to you for a better price. I was waiting a store out once....I found out they sold everything to another guy who paid $20 a tree for all of them at once.... (7 gal trees). Also be aware that once they reach a certain price they sell...or pitch them. They will NOT sell you discarded trees as they fear you will return next year for a replacement... Just things I have learned in playing the waiting game.
     
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    Thanks for the easy to use links. Nothing in Northern NY though


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  6. Fishman

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    The inventory tracking system can be really accurate or totally off. When I bought the pear trees last week, I checked the link as soon as I got home and it showed the four that I bought had already been taken off their inventory. I was traveling for work yesterday and stopped by a few Walmarts. One store said they had seven persimmons and they didn't have any when I got there so the inventory tracking system isn't 100% accurate.

    The trees I bought were in the first shipments that Chestnut Hills sent out so it may be a few weeks before the clearances start moving north. I think Chestnut Hills was still shipping trees north a couple of weeks ago.
     
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    I appreciate the links. Last year I had my pick of the trees. It was like no one knew what a chestnut was. Now it shows every Walmart for miles around is out. I’m going to have to go see for myself. As hard a time as I’m having getting persimmon to germinate I think I’d just as soon find some of them.
     
  8. Turkish

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    Can you search for these on brickseek? Do you happen to have a SKU?
     
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    Original post in this thread has links to brickseek at the end of the post.
     
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    Indeed. My mistake.
     
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    No sweat man!
     

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