Tree Farm Availability

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At Calusa Creek Tree Farm, we are committed to producing the highest quality trees for the wholesale industry.  We are located just west of Stuart, Florida on nearly 4,000 acres along the banks of the St. Lucie River.  Slash Pines, Live Oaks, Sabal Palms and other Native Florida plants have flourished on our land for hundreds of years.  The area is blessed with a climate perfect for growing both deciduous and tropical trees.  The property has abundant water and is washed with sunshine during its nine month growing season.

We have some 20,000 Palm trees, representing many varieties native and tropical. These trees are being field grown and container grown to better suit your demands concerning availability.  Ideal growing conditions are further enhanced when each tree is custom trimmed, fertilized and drip-irrigated.

In addition to these palms, we are growing over 100,000 containerized native plants, tropical trees, and specimen trees.  Seventy-five varieties are available in sizes ranging from 25-500 gallons.  We have actually improved on Mother Nature with these trees.  They represent the best Interiorscape and exterior landscape trees available as measured by shape, density, uniformity and survivability.  Some steps that we take to guarantee this high quality are listed below:

  • Each tree is planted in a growing medium which is custom mixed to provide the ideal nutrient blend for that tree.  Fertilizers are also custom blended.
  • Each container is serviced by its own irrigation emitter(s) connected to a underground systems that delivers a programmed daily ration of filtered water.
  • Each single-trunk tree is supported by proper braces and ties to ensure a straight, vertical trunk.
  • Each container is rotated periodically to counter the effects of prevailing winds and the sun’s azimuth and ensure proper verticality and symmetry.
  • All specimens are regularly pruned to assure health, strength and symmetry.
  • Due to the amount of land Calusa Creek has at its disposal, our trees are grown on the widest possible spacing, assuring you of a truly beautiful tree.

The real secret to the survivability and rapid growth of container grown trees is the nature of the container itself.  Each container on the truck, on the way to your job site, has every bit of its root mass intact….moist, fresh and ready to do business when it goes in the hole.  A field tree, no matter how carefully grown, or how carefully dug, will leave the field with much of the business-end of its root system still in the hole.  Container grown trees through their fullness and rapid growth will provide the “Wow! Now!’ that your clients and you will love.  If you have a specific business question regarding availability and pricing of our plant material, please call us at 772-219-3377.