Appletons Tree Nursery Ltd, 1748 Main Road South, Wakefield, Nelson, Phone 03 541 8309, Fax 03 541 8007
Email appletons@ts.co.nz, Web www.appletons.co.nz

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Some of our other innovative practices include:

  • Developing lateral pruning regimes to produce more compact and vigorous root systems
  • Perfecting cultural practices that produce uniform height and diameter seedlings
  • Timing of lifting and grading for optimum dormancy
  • Precise grading and packaging to customers’ requirements.

QUALITY CONTROL AND GRADING

Our aim is to supply young trees which will establish themselves rapidly and provide the best possible start for the produc-tion of high quality mature trees. By using the latest propagation techniques and production methods, developed, tested and refined over many years, we ensure our tree stocks are of the highest quality. Throughout winter we aim to dispatch our trees to our customers in the best possible condition. We have four grading sheds which are operational throughout winter.

Our staff and supervisors are trained to ensure grading and packing are of a high standard. With careful handling, prompt delivery and establishment, planting success will be maximised.

Height Grades - Print "Height Grade" Chart
Appletons grow seedlings with vigorous tops and well-developed root systems
Code
Age
Height
Use
A
1/0
15/25cm
Growing lines for nursery trade
B
1/0
25/50cm
Grasses, conifers, smaller trees
C
1/0
50/75cm
One year tree seedlings
D
1/0
75/100cm
Vigorous one year tree seedlings
E
1/1
25/50cm
2 year old transplanted confiers
F
1/1
50/75cm
2 year old transplanted trees
G
1/1
75/100cm
2 year old transplanted trees
H
1/1
100mm/1.3m
2 year old transplanted trees
I
1/1 & 1/2
1.3m
2 and 3 year old transplanted trees

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