Large Caliper Trees

How does Greenblade grow a superior tree? By growing them in Grande Prairie where our trees are acclimatized and proven hardy.

Our nursery location was selected for proximity to the city, excellent soil composition, shelter and drainage. We were fortunate to obtain land that has the superior specifications for tree production. Our soil preparation, planting method, drip irrigation and fertilization; combined with skillful annual pruning, structure development and careful maintenance and harvesting with a generous rootball produces a healthier, more vigorous tree. With proper after planting care, our locally grown trees will grow in health and beauty in your yard.

Caliper is the diameter measured at one foot above the ground. These are hardy Alberta grown trees. They are annually pruned for superior natural form. Heights vary depending on the species. They range from 10 to 16 feet. Planting costs vary according to the quantity and location, we quote each job.

Ash – Fallgold, Blackash, Manchurian

Tough, hardy, disease resistant, drought tolerant: will thrive in a wide range of conditions and need little pruning. Good boulevard tree.

Height: 30-40 feet
Spread: 25 feet

Birch – Paper/Cut Leaf Weeping

Bright white bark, rich yellow fall leaves, grows best in rich, moist acidic soil. Good feature tree, good shade tree.

Height: 20-70 feet
Spread: 20-50 feet

Elm – American, Brandon

One of the best shade trees, fast growing, long lived and tough. Grows best in moist, well drained soil, but adapts well to most soils.

Height: 50-75 feet
Spread: 30-60 feet

Flowering Crabapple – Thunderchild, Royalty, Dolgo, Rudolph, Rosthern

Dense foliage, leaves range from green to bronze to deep wine-red. Good shade tree, Rosthern Spring Flowering feature tree and used for screening.

Height: 15-50 feet
Spread: 5-40 feet

Linden – Dropmore

Fairly fast growing shade trees, an ideal size for small yards. Great shade trees. Clean, virtually free of pests, and needs little maintenance. Noted for their good solid branching.

Height: 25-50 feet
Spread: 20-30 feet

Mountain Ash – Showy, Russian, American

Likes well-drained soil. Blooms in spring with showy clusters of tiny, white flowers, Berries turn color in mid to late summer and often remain on bare branches well into winter.

Height: 20-35 feet
Spread: 15-25 feet

Burr Oak

One of the longest lived, most magnificent trees. Slow growing, long life span.

Height: 40-60 feet
Spread: 20-35 feet

Willow – Laurel Leaf

Among the fastest-growing trees or shrubs, they are extremely versatile. Grow them on slopes to reduce soil erosion, in low lying wet areas of the yard, or as magnificent showpieces.

Height: 10 – 50 feet
Spread: 1 ½ – 40 feet

Swedish Aspen, Trembling Aspen, Tower Poplar

Good for windbreaks, defining boundaries, or creating a screen around small properties, gray – green leaves.

Height: 70 feet
Spread: 8 ½ – 10 feet

Poplar – Northwest, Prairie Sky

Very strong grower, shiny, dark green leaves, excellent tree for shade or windbreaks.

Height: 70 feet,
Spread: 70 -75 feet

Schubert Chokecherry

Ideal size for smaller yards. Blooms in spring, leaves turn deep wine red by mid summer, and turn purple red in the fall. Dark purple, juicy cherries are good for making wine, excellent for jelly.

Height: 20 – 25 feet
Spread: 16 – 20 feet

Mayday, Amur Cherry

Superb shade trees, with rich, dark green leaves forming wide-spreading canopies. Blooms early and one of the first trees to leaf out.

Height: 30 – 40 feet
Spread: 25 – 30 feet.

Superior Quality!

We produce a quality tree with our knowledge of trees and methods of production and after harvest maintenance. Proper planting, drip irrigation and fertilization, skillful annual pruning, careful maintenance and structure development and a generous rootball will produce a healthy tree that with proper care will grow in health and beauty in your yard.

Our standard container is a 36” diameter wire basket with a burlap liner. The large root ball results in a healthier transplant. These trees are very well maintained from harvest until planting in our display yard. They weigh approximately 400 to 700 pounds and require a bobcat to load and move them.