Home Is Where Your Trees Are

Trees As Futures. Part 2

Growth rates naturally vary with soil, moisture, and climate, as well as with species, but here are figures for some cultivated species under optimum conditions (compiled for this book by Princeton Nurseries, one of the country's oldest and wisest shade-tree concerns):
I. Rapid (2'~3' per year their first 10 years)

II. Medium Rapid (1'-2,' per year for their first 10 years)III. Slow (6"-1' per year for their first 10 years)

Big nurseries like Princeton quote no retail prices (they sell to dealers only), but figures for what first-class stock like theirs should cost from local outlets can be arrived at by adding to catalog prices a fair markup. For typical items from the lists above, here is a retail buyer's yardstick:

8-10 ft.12-14 ft
Ginkgo$24$29
Gum, Sweet$12$27
Linden:
American$9$24
European$42
Locust, Honey$17$34
Maple:
Crimson:$16$45
Schwedler:$12$36
Oak:
Pin$12$36
Red$13-50$40
Scarlet$14$36
White$10$25 (if available)
Plane, London$10$35
Tulip$8$12
Willow$6$7.50