SHIPPING

                                        


SPRING SHIPPING - We ship our trees via UPS ground during the Spring dormant season (January through April) depending on your USDA Plant Zone and the weather at the time.

Tentative Spring Shipping Schedule:
 Plant Zones 8-9 in January-February
 Plant Zones 7-8 in February-March
 Plant Zones 5-6 in late March-April.
After that time it is too hot to store plants any longer here in Florida.  

FALL SHIPPING - We ship our trees via UPS ground during the Fall.


Tentative Fall Shipping Schedule:

Plant  Zones 6 in late September
Plant Zones 7-8 in October
Plant Zones 8-9 in November.  

Plants can be picked up directly at the nursery throughout the year - please call 1-800-669-2067 to make an appointment.


We ship on Mondays and Tuesdays, so the plants arrive to you before the weekend. 

We will notify you of the exact date by email the day we ship your order and tracking information.



SHIPPING ZONES
Please note that most shippers do not include the ship day, Saturday or Sunday as part of transit times. Plants should not ship over 4 or 5 days. If you are in a 4, 5 or 6 day transit area, you may wish to select a 2-Day or 3-Day service as your shipping method. If you are in a 1, 2 or 3 day transit area, you are safe to select a ground shipping method.

U.S. Ground Maps 
Business Days in Transit from Alachua, FL 32615



 


SHIPPING COSTS
 Because of the variability of tree sizes even within one product, it is not feasible to have pre-determined prices calculated individually for each item.  For this reason, we use a % charge of the $ total for the order.  We make every effort to keep the cost of shipping as economical as possible for you.

Shipping cost includes all handling charges including pulling plants from the field, labeling, sorting, removing pots and some soil, bagging, wrapping, and packaging. 

Shipping and handling costs are calculated on the subtotal before sales tax.


Ground Shipping Rates:
up to $100.00 = $22.50
$100.00+ =  22.5% 

Express 2 and 3 day Shipping Rates:
Actual cost of freight, plus 10% for handling, determined day of shipping based on weight of package.

SHIPPING LARGER TREES
Please call us at 1-800-669-2067 to inquire about shipping larger sizes - these must be shipped by Fedex Freight.  Trees can be shipped in a palletized box, which will hold 50 3-gallon trees or 15 7-gallon trees. Typical cost for Fedex Freight from FL to MI for a single pallet is $400.00, but this is often the only way to ship quantities of larger sized trees.  We also try to combine orders onto one truck, and depending on the number of orders and locations can sometimes make arrangements to deliver one pallet this way.  It is possible to load up to 1200 3-gallon trees, or 100 30-gallon trees, on a 53' semi trailer.



SHIPPING TO CA, AZ, OR, HI, WA and INTERNATIONAL
At this time, due to importation restrictions, we are not allowed to ship to CA, AZ, OR, HI or outside the country. 

We can ship certain plants to WA, but may require an expensive Phytosanitary Permit from the State of Florida to allow importation. Please call 1-800-669-2067 for more information.


WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR TREES

Open the box and inspect the trees immediately upon receipt.  Unwrap the plants from their packaging and, if you cannot plant immediately, place the roots in moist peat, potting soil or soil.  Keep them cool in a cool place such as a garage or barn with the roots slightly moist and they will stay dormant until you are ready to plant. Do not let them freeze, especially the roots, as this will kill the plants. They can stay dormant and safe this way for several weeks.

If you believe that the trees may have frozen in transit, please contact us immediately.