HIGH-VALUE TREES

HIGH-VALUE TREES

How to Make Money Growing Trees

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Dear Gardening Friend,

Growing trees for profit is an ideal part-time or full-time business for anyone who wants to be their own boss and enjoys being outdoors working with plants. Trees are a profitable and renewable resource that can be grown in a small backyard or acreage. Best of all, trees are not a seasonal crop like flowers or vegetables. If your flowers or harvested vegetables don’t sell, you don’t make anything. Instead, trees just keep on growing, so you can sell the larger trees next year for more money. That’s one of the best reasons to grow trees – their value keeps increasing each year. You can start a tree growing business with a small investment of money – as little as a few hundred dollars. You don’t need a degree in horticulture either – just some common sense and the ability to learn as you grow.

I  was worried because I’ve never bought an eBook before, but I’m glad I did. Your growing guide has given me the inspiration to get started with my own part-time tree nursery. My day job is even easier now because I have my own plant business to look forward to after “work.” – Ryan Atkins – California

During good times or bad, having a ‘back-up’ business in your spare-time is a great way to protect yourself from the ups and downs of the economy and the job market. A tree growing business can provide you with a solid income working just a few hours a week. If you decide to turn it into a full-time business, your income can grow as fast as your trees.

The best way to insure your tree growing success is to grow “high-value” trees. In Growing Trees For Profit you’ll learn about the 8 best high-value trees, from tiny bonsai trees you can hold in one hand to 80 foot walnut trees that can bring as much as $10,000 each when harvested.

High-Value Trees

Here’s a preview of the high-value trees covered in the book:

BONSAI – With a history dating back thousands of years, bonsai, the art of growing miniature trees, is still growing in popularity. Millions of people around the world love these natural beauties, which take up very little space because of their compact size. This is one of the reasons why a bonsai nursery makes sense for anyone with limited growing space. These high-value trees can produce a substantial income in a very small nursery area.

FRUIT TREES – There is a growing demand for both backyard fruit trees that can produce a crop for homeowners seeking to reduce food costs and as a commercial tree for those interested in starting a fruit tree nursery on small acreage. There is a renewed interest in the old-fashioned fruit varieties, such as antique apples, some of which date back to Thomas Jefferson’s time. Thanks to tree researchers, dwarf fruit tree varieties are now available that can produce two or three times per acre what standard trees produce, and begin producing in just three or four years.

 JAPANESE MAPLE – Acer palmatum is a small tree with a wide range of leaf shapes and colors that can be grown in most climate zones. Retail nurseries often refer to Japanese maples as a ‘collector’s tree,’ as collectors are willing to pay high prices. As an example, a local nursery that specializes in larger trees charges $200 to $2,000 for “specimen” Japanese maples.  The Japanese maple is a good choice for a tree nursery with limited space.

 

Thanks for writing such a helpful book. It’s high quality, easy to read, and will help me start my own tree nursery – Judy Lazano – Ohio

LANDSCAPE NURSERY – A backyard tree nursery is a perfect business for anyone who wants to earn an income from a ‘green’ business that can be started on a shoestring. From apple trees to yews, there are hundreds of popular trees which can be grown and sold to homeowners, landscapers and retail nurseries.

 NUT TREES – A five-acre plot of mature nut trees can produce a full-time income when well managed. The newest method is using permaculture to create a natural forest, with taller nut trees, such as walnuts and chestnuts for the upper story and shade-tolerant nuts, such as filberts, for the lower story. Growing nut tree seedlings to sell on a portion of the acreage can provide additional income. When the larger trees are full-grown, they can be selectively harvested for their valuable timber, which can bring several thousand dollars for just one tree.

 TREE FARMING – Old-fashioned ‘monocrop’ tree farms, with row after row of tree trunks with little on the ground between trunks is rapidly being replaced by a ‘greener’ and more profitable system called agroforestry. Agroforestry is a system that integrates crops, or livestock, or both, with trees to provide diversified income, better water retention and improved habitat for livestock and wildlife. Done right, it can provide much higher income, food for grazing animals, erosion control, shelter for the animals from sun and wind, even fix nitrogen in the soil! Starting a tree farm, if you have the acreage, can be a profitable business.

WILLOW TREES – If you do an internet search of the term ‘willow basket weaving,’ you will find about 250,000 links. Basket weaving is enjoying a revival of popularity, as both serious artists and hobbyists explore this versatile plant material. That has created a market for willow cuttings in a rainbow of colors. In addition, there is strong demand for potted willow trees. Willow cuttings, taken from existing trees, can be sold for conservation and biomass projects.

CHRISTMAS TREES – Growing Christmas trees is a popular and profitable tree crop for over 20,000 growers in the United States. Most growers plant over 2,000 trees per acre, so if you own or can lease as little as an acre of land, you can start Christmas tree farming. As the number of city dwellers grows, smaller tabletop trees have become more popular, even at prices of $30 – $50 per tree. Some growers have found they can make even more money each holiday season from ‘greens’ such as decorative boughs, garlands and wreaths.

What You’ll Learn

Each chapter covers all the basic information you’ll need to get started growing high-value trees, including:

  • How to grow and sell your trees.
  • A list of the most popular varieties to grow.
  • Wholesale sources for tree seeds and seedlings.

 I have a little extra land – enough to become a profitable, working micro-farm, and was looking for a way to get back to nature and make extra money. This book did just that for me. The first eye-opener was the chapter ‘Eight Ways to Make Money Growing Trees.’ The book walks you through the whole process  A to Z.  This book is for the curious, the hobby gardener and the serious farmer that wants to start a new way to make money. Highly recommended. Phil Rodgers – Oregon

One of the benefits of having your own tree growing business is being able to buy tree seedlings wholesale at deep discounts from retail prices. You see, there are hundreds of wholesale nurseries around the country that specialize in just tree seedlings. You’ll never find these at your local garden center. The prices are amazing. For example, one of my favorite wholesale nurseries is currently offering Japanese maple seedlings for just 65 cents each. Re-plant them in a one gallon pot, wait a year or so for the tree to grow to at least 2 feet, and you’ve got a $10 tree! Most retailers would love to have that kind of profit margin ….over 1500%. But you can do even better. After a year, re-pot those same Japanese maples in a 5 gallon pot and let them mature for about 3 more years, when they can bring $30 to $50.

Growing Trees For Profit is an outstanding book … I read it in one afternoon and now feel empowered! Each chapter was to the point and full of factual, useful information. I would recommend the book to others. – Susan Allen – Tennessee.

If you enjoy working with plants, you’ll look forward to the time you spend taking care of your trees and it won’t seem like work at all. Growing trees is a low-tech business that anyone can learn. It’s amazing how many million-dollar plant nurseries got their start with little more than a wheelbarrow and a shovel!
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Contents

Here are a few of the growing secrets you’ll learn in Growing Trees For Profit:

  •  8 proven moneymakers to get you started … page 7.
  •  How to grow 3,000 trees in a tiny backyard … page 11.
  • Best size container trees to grow … page 15.
  • Build your own greenhouse for around $300 … page 24.
  • How to find the wholesale tree nurseries in your state … page 27.
  • How to profit from the demand for ‘instant shade’ … page 29
  • The 33 most popular landscaping trees to grow … page 32-34.
  • How to compete successfully with ‘big box’ stores like Home Depot … page 36.
  • 9 best evergreen bonsai trees & 16 best deciduous bonsai trees … page 46.
  • 4 ways to grow bonsai for profit … page 48.
  • Craft fibers that can bring as much as $500 per tree … page 56
  • How to grow high-value willow shoots for basket weavers … page 57.
  • How to ‘train’ a tree to produce ‘figured wood worth $50 per board foot … page 58
  • Top 10 best-selling Japanese maple varieties … page 63.
  • Which Japanese maple trees can bring $300 each … page 66.
  • How to double your Christmas tree farm income with greens and wreaths … page 74.
  • Wholesale sources – where to find over 500 wholesale nurseries for tree seedlings and more … page 78.

Growing Trees For Profit covers all the essentials you’ll need to get your tree growing business from startup to profitable. You’ll find helpful information on:

  • How to decide on the best trees to grow.
  • Marketing tips to help you sell all you can grow.
  • Value-added tree products to double your profits.
  • Where to get free professional help.
  • Specialized resources just for tree growers, such as books, newsletters and online forums.

Order Now and Start Growing!

Growing Trees for ProfitTo make it affordable for you to get started growing trees, Growing Trees For Profit is available for only $19, a $10 savings off the $29 cover price. That way, the tight economy and money are no excuse for not taking the first step in starting your own growing business. But I urge you to hurry: this special low price of only $19 is for a limited time only.

Growing Trees For Profit is an 80 page eBook, delivered to you as an instant download so you can read it within minutes of placing your order. If you prefer a printed copy, you can print the book. No printer? No problem. Just email the eBook to your local copy shop and they can print it out for you.

There is no risk to you. If you decide Growing Trees For Profit is not right for you, just let us know within 30 days, and you’ll get a full, prompt refund.

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