We produce trees from the various fields by caring for them ourselves and working closely with landowners who raise trees as part of the Circle D Farm Sales growing family. Our grading standards are high and all trees are flagged individually to each customer’s specifications. This assures product consistency.

We prefer spring digging to fall digging because of the physiological condition of the tree. Survival and growth is generally better for spring dug trees than fall dug trees. We have established water systems in several of our fields to provide water in case you need fall dug trees. Call us for availability of fall dug trees.


Ponderosa and Lodgepole – Growing a Viable Tree

When we decided to grow Ponderosa and Lodgepole Pines, we researched the market extensively. What we found was that most of these trees were being dug in the wild and a 30%-50% mortality rate was not uncommon. This was not acceptable to us.

At our Kootenai Orchards field, our Ponderosa Pines are individually fertilized and root pruned. The result is a dense, compact root system instead of a tap root or carrot type root system, which leads to greater survival and growth of our trees. The results of our Ponderosa Pines from this field have been phenomenal.


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The True Cost of Replacing Low Quality Trees

We can do the math when a tree dies and it must be replaced. The typical measurable losses include:

  • Purchase price of the original tree
  • Shipping cost, including unloading and bedding the tree in the nursery
  • Sales cost or holding cost
  • Loading and transportation fees to the site
  • Planting and irrigation setup
  • Time involved with satisfying a customer
  • Removal and disposal of the dead tree
  • New tree replacement costs, which includes all of the above

These costs can be measured and must be kept to a minimum. But what about the unseen costs? The unseen costs of unhealthy or dead trees include unhappy customers passing on the information by word of mouth.

Circle D Farm Sales is committed to helping you avoid the headache of all these things. We place a priority on the quality of the tree from the very beginning, and we are confident this quality is going to produce what we both want: happy, satisfied customers.

“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s also unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money, that’s all. When you pay too little you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot — it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better.”
— John Ruskin