Species We Grow:
  • Fraser Fir
  • Canaan Fir
  • Blue Spruce (Kutz)
  • Norway Spruce
  • White Pine
  • Nordmann Fir
  • Douglas Fir
  • Balsam Fir
Plugs We Grow
  • P + 1
  • P + 1 + 1
  • P + 2
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Jim Rockis and Ken Scholz inspecting product.

Seedlings & Transplants

From Lead Supplier Jim Rockis

The industry’s most trusted source, Jim Rockis, offers a product that is second to none. The key ingredient is paying attention to detail. This idea is so important because there are a number of sequences that must be followed to the utmost degree in the production of transplants. If one step is not performed in the proper manner, a portion or the entire crop could fail.

Our plants are west coast grown and selected to grow in the harsh climates of the Eastern United States. This method of production and selection of species has had an excellent track record for more than 15 years. The performance of this product will allow the grower to achieve better survivability and come into the market with a sellable tree sooner than when conventional methods are used.

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A bed of transplants being lifted.

Our trees are lifted when they are in their deepest degree of dormancy. The product is then graded and boxed. The next step is to freeze the trees at our state of the art refrigeration facility. The trees are then transported to the east coast storage facility located in Fairchance, PA. The trees are then distributed into the east coast market from February through May.

If your climate allows you to plant in February, we can accommodate your needs. If you cannot plant until May, we will also do our best to meet this time frame.

This has been a brief description of how and why we are one of the lead suppliers in the nursery industry. Jim Rockis would be happy to discuss the many other attributes that this product possesses. Just give him a call at (304) 282-3470 or visit the Contact page for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

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This is what we start with—a plug.

What stock types or sizes do you produce?

We produce plugs (p), p+1, p+1 ½, p+2, and p+1+1

What does p and the succeeding numbers mean from above?

“p” is the designation for a plug. The number following the “p” designation refers to the number of years held in the transplant bed.

What species, sizes, or stock type fits my needs?

This is where Jim Rockis will consult with you as to what would be the best product to use in your operation. Please give me a call at (304) 282-3470 to find the best product for you.

How are the trees transported to customers?

Most of our trees are transported via our own truck. This assures the product is handled in the proper fashion so the customer can maximize his or her investment. We also ship some orders through trucking carriers.

When do I need to order this product?

Most people begin ordering in the fall of the year anticipating their needs for the spring planting season.

Do you conduct a tree improvement program?

This is a facet of our business that many financial and time resources have been allocated to. Genetic improvement has been Jim Rockis’s goal for twenty years. Seed orchards and special seed production areas have been established in order to bring material into the market that possesses positive genetic traits for growers to capitalize on. Jim would be happy to discuss this fascinating forestry subject with you. Give him a call to learn more!