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Kentucky Trees For Sale

Buying Trees and Shrubs in KentuckyThe Bluegrass State is at the center of the American spirit. Rich in both the music and grass for which it takes it takes its nickname, Kentucky’s identity is further enhanced by its state tree, the Tulip Poplar. Growing up to 165 feet, the Tulip Poplar is valuable for woodworking and lumber as it displays a straight trunk with braches only at heights upward of 40 feet. Native to much of the United States, the Tulip Poplar is the tallest hardwood. Kentucky planters are not limited to the Tulip Poplar, and instead have hundreds of tree varieties from which to choose.

Due to its large size, severe weather, and varied temperatures, the smart Kentucky grower will need to consider the following:

– Climate
– Soil Type
– Average Precipitation
– Irrigation
– Growing Zones
– Weather Damage

Best Trees for Kentucky

Read about the specifics for your state in the following sections. If you’re looking for some quick ideas on what to plant, consider the following trees as expert-tested and The Tree Center approved:

#1. Royal Empress Trees – Ideal for providing fast-growing shade, year-round beauty, and drought resistance.

#2. October Glory Maple – Ideal for continuous color, adaptable growing conditions, and landscaping designs.

#3. Meyer Lemon Tree – Ideal for bearing fruit for delicious, edible profits, color, and adaptable qualities.

#4. Tulip Poplar – Ideal for providing fast-growing shade, year-round beauty, and drought resistance.

Fast Growing Privacy Trees in Kentucky

A state that without doubt deserves its millions of residents, Kentucky is continuing to attract new inhabitants from other parts of the United States. Although a boon for the local economy, new infrastructure can be invasive and annoying. Solutions exist for prying eyes and sound-producing highways. Trees that are cultivated to form protective barriers, better known as ‘privacy trees’ can be planted to afford the Kentucky yard the solitude and peace it deserves.

Although there are many privacy trees Kentucky planter may plant, none is as fitting as the Willow Hybrid. The Willow Hybrid grow quickly, at upwards of 6 feet a year, and provides fast-growing privacy. Unlike many privacy tree species, the Willow Hybrid is not an evergreen but a subset of the willow, providing a unique barrier against intrusions of every kind. The Willow Hybrid is not the only option to choose from in Kentucky. Alternatively, consider the Thuja Green Giant or Juniper ‘Witchita Blue’.

Climate

Kentucky is the 15th largest state, and its history is part of the reason for its boundaries. Soundly within the humid subtropical climate, Kentucky has hot, humid summers and mild winters with occasional cold drops in temperature. The state is vast, and its weather varies throughout. Summers typically remain in the high 90s, sometimes venturing close to the 1930 record 114°F. Winters can be chilly, with low temperatures in the 20s. The record low is -37°F.

Soil Type

Most trees require well-drained soil rich with minerals to grow. Covering over 500,000 acres of Kentucky is Crider soil, a deep, well-draining soil used primarily for crops and pasture land. Regardless of the property’s location in The Bluegrass State, a soon-to-be tree planter can perform a simple test to determine his/her soil type.

The test requires a handful of fresh soil from the layer just below the top. It should be damp but not wet. The tester should hold the soil in the palm of his/her hand and, not surprisingly, squeeze. The squeeze will produce one of three events.

1. The soil will hold its shape, likely forming a snake. If you touch the snake, the soil will maintain its original shape. You have CLAY.
2. The soil will hold its shape, likely forming a snake. If you touch the snake, the soil will collapse. You have LOAM.
3. The soil will fall apart as you open your hands. You have SAND.

Average Precipitation

Rainfall is plentiful in Kentucky, usually lasting farmers and gardeners will throughout the autumn dry season. Average annual rain stands at 47 inches, with more precipitation found in in the southern regions of the state. Spring is the wettest season, followed by summer, both of which bring strong, localized thunderstorms that dump vast quantities of water in one place. Winter frosts and freezes happen between October and April.

Irrigation

Although rainfall is abundant in Kentucky, irrigation can help balance heavy rainfall in specific localities with less in others. Floods are frequent in the state, and much of Kentucky is bordered or run-through by rivers. Adequate irrigation can help to spread ease of water access. This is necessary for newly planted trees stressed by movement. Roots require consistent and controlled access to water, usually two to three times a week at a depth of three feet. Using a drip irrigation system or sprinkler system can help ensure successful growth of your tree.

Growing Zones

Despite being the 15th largest state in the nation and its inclusion of varied geographical landforms such as the Appalachian Mountains and low valley rivers, Kentucky has, surprisingly, only two growing zones that cover most of the state, with a third zone covering two small regions directly southeast and southwest of Lexington. A growing zone simply refers to the USDA’s determination of areas where certain plants are most likely to thrive, preferring to focus on minimal temperature ranges in which a plant can survive. Most of northern Kentucky experiences temperatures as low as -10°F, with the exception of the two regions south of Lexington where the temperature can drop as low as -15°F. In the southern portion of the state, west of the Daniel Boone National Forest, temperatures rarely fall below -5°F.

Weather Damage

Distinct seasons are visible in Kentucky, and with proximity to Appalachia and wind currents from the Gulf, it is often prone to severe weather. Tornadoes are the most common, causing over 300 deaths in the last two hundred years. The most dangerous of which was the 1890 Mid-Mississippi Valley tornadoes, which hit on March 27th, killing over 100 people in Kentucky alone. Floods, ice storms, and thunderstorms frequent the region, too. Bordered by the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, Kentucky’s high levels of annual precipitation coupled with low flood plains mean annual damage from flash floods. In the past, earthquakes have also affected the area, and though uncommon, still occur today.Kentucky State TreeScientific Name: Liriodendron Tulipifera
Common Name: Tulip PoplarKentucky State SoilCrider SoilKentucky State FlagKentucky State SealList Of Nurseries and Garden Centers in KentuckyIf you prefer to purchase your trees or shrubs in person instead of online, we offer this comprehensive guide to purchasing a tree at your local Kentucky nursery or garden center. However, since we don’t actually live in Kentucky we can’t guarantee this list to be 100% accurate – but we did attempt to be as accurate as we possibly could. We have no affiliation with any of the businesses listed below and make no guarantees as to the businesses’ ability or the quality of trees you will receive. As with any purchase you make, be sure to check out the business with the Better Business Bureau, references, and any other sources you may have.Alphabetical by City

Alexandria Garden Center
Smith and Jolly Garden Store
Alvaton Nursery
Gibson Perennial Gardens
Village Green Garden Center
Valley Krest Farm
Wyatt Farms-Greenhouse-Nursery
Berea Garden Center
Sunshine Corner
Rex Beckham Greenhouses
Bowling’s Nursery
Clark Landing Nursery
Fern Runners Garden Center
Frank Otte Nursery
Warden and Co Garden Center
Meade County Nursery
Vena’s Country Gardens
Ashley’s Garden Center
J and B Lawn and Garden Center Inc
Mammoth Cave Transplants
Ammon Wholesale Nursery
Holly Nursery and Garden Center
Possum Trot Nursery
S and W Garden Center
Tudor’s Evergreen Nursery
Debbie’s Water Garden Plants
Joe’s Lawn and Garden
Community Garden
Laurel Gardens
Laurel Nursery
Worley’s Nursery
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Rolling Hills Nursery
Chris Summers Nursery
Jules Klein Nursery
Dixie View Nursery
Riverbend Farms
Stonegate Gardens
L and B Lawn Care and Landscaping
Schreiver and Son
Stevenson Road Greenhouse
Worm’s Way
Oak Hills Plant Farm
Eden Shale Nursery Gardens
Meadow Lark Christmas Tree
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Four Seasons Nursery Inc
Kentucky Nursery and Landscape
Shooting Star Nursery
Pennyroyal Garden Shop
Tanglewood Farms Garden Shop
Kentucky Green Nursery
Ellis Greenhouses
Glover’s Nursery
Triple J Nursery and Landscape
Wallace Nursery
Goshen Gardens Nursery
Oak Valley Gardener Inc
East of Eden
Gardenscapes Garden Center CO
C and W Greenhouse
River View Greenhouses
Day’s Garden Center
Todd’s Airline Greenhouse
Highland Garden Center Inc
Lee’s Garden Center
Ambrosia
Beacon Nursery
L and M Pottery
Ma and Pa’s Country Greenhouses
Potting Shed
Superlawn
Rocky Top Tree Farm and Crafts
Deaton’s Nursery and Greenhouse
Perennial Lady
Weibel Nursery and Landscaping
True Value Garden Center
New Earth Indoor/Outdoor Garden
God’s Green Earth
Emerald Forest Lawn and Landscaping
Exterior Appearances
Copper Garden
Country Place
Fayette Garden Center
Fayette Rental and Sales
Hillenmeyer Garden Shop
Lose Nursery and Garden Center
Louis Flower Power Shop
Louis’ Flower Power Shop
Maverick’s Garden and Produce
Raymond’s Garden Center
Redmond’s Gdn LndscpandGift Center
Sunshine Grow Shop
Sunshine Grow Shop
Two Brothers Garden Center
Keavy 312 Nursery
Mink’s Nursery and Garden Center
Boone Gardiner Garden Center
Crestwood Nursery
Digs Home and Garden
Frank Otte Nursery Garden Center
Frank Otte Nursery Garden Center
Frank Otte Nursery Garden Center
Garden Wall the Fine Garden
Gotta Grow
Lori’s Gardens
Mailbox Designs
Maple Crossing Nursery
Miller Nursery and Landscaping
Schevetto’s Nursery
Secret Garden
Stan Humphries Nursery and Gardens
Stephenson’s Nursery and Garden Center
Sunshine Grow Shop
Wallitsch Nursery and Garden Center
Walnut Grove Farm Nursery
Lawn and Garden Center
Metcalfe Landscape and Garden
Green Door Plants
Ragland’s Nursery
Kings Gardens
Louis Flower Power Shop
Green River Growers Inc
Integrity Lawn Care and Nursery
Watkins Nursery
Bob Williams Nursery
Clay Pot
Florida Garden Center
Lone Oak Farm Store
Mama’s Bloomers
Prairie Perennial Gardens
Woodland Hills Nursery
Thoroughbred Daylilies
Cook’s Greenhouse
Marlene’s Garden Center
Sunshine Grow Shop
Frank Otte Nursery Garden Center
Davis Greenhouses Inc
Frank Otte Nursery and Garden
Quality Nursery
Green Thumb Inc
Hillcrest Nursery and Garden Center
Sunshine Grow Shop
Johnson’s Nursery and Garden Center
Greens Garden Center and Produce
Coffey’s Garden Center
Coffey’s Plants Direct
Reynolds Nursery
Country Nursery and Flowers
Absher Nursery
Kim’s Nursery
Four Seasons Nursery
George Gagel Truck Farm
Marty’s Garden
Evergreen Lawn and Nursery
Bonsai Store
Frank Otte Nursery Garden Center
Garden Place
Mall Nursery Center
Plant Kingdom
Rosa’s Produce and Garden Center
Wadlington Nursery and Landscape
Bullfrog Nursery
Baeten Nursery and Greenhouses
K M Marasa Greenhouse
Macdougal’s Garden Center
Ole Tavern Nursery
Haynes Greenhouse and Nursery
Cloverfarm Nursery
Country Blooms Garden Center
Go-Go Lawn and Garden Center
Morgan County Tree Nursery
Hegge’s Nursery
Triple Ridge Produce and Greenhouse
Al’s Garden Center
Cedar Bluff Plants7633 Alexandria Pike
4786 US Highway 27
10420 Scottsville Road
2712 Highway 577 E
987 Chambers Blvd
2245 Liberty Road
14 Moors Camp Highway
2197 Highway 1016
556 Big Hill Road
1330 State Route 849 E
2541 Ice Town Road
1014 Clark Landing Road
6558 Nashville Road
5710 Scottsville Road
1039 Broadway Avenue
592 Broadway Street
626 Broadway Street
2167 Highway 90
2279 Highway 90
5394 Brownsville Road
6089 Camp Ernst Road
4095 US Highway 62
427 Walker Harris Lane
3356 US Highway 42 E
1505 W Reservoir Avenue
368 Nosey Creek Road
5103 Elizabethtown Road
201 Opportunity Drive
2200 Level Green Road
2198 Level Green Road
678 Nursery Road
4383 Winston Avenue
347 Madison Pike #A
6702 Old Zaring Road
4004 Glenarm Road
537 Eads Road
1457 Mitchellsburg Road
1318 Lebanon Road
4979 N Dixie Highway
4311 Dixie Highway
563 Stevenson Road
1360 Donaldson Highway
1343 Oak Hill Road
6319 Bardstown Road
5950 Buck Creek Road
8032 Burlington Pike
15 Devils Hollow Road
350 Village Drive
444 Bates Road
937 Witt Road
106 Barrett Lane
5544 State Route 166 E
3968 Iron Works Road
3895 Iron Works Road
164 Reynolds Road
2897 Edmonton Road
11900 W Highway 42
11946 W Highway 42
260 Airport Road
547 Legion Drive
1149 E Main Street
7022 River Road
200 S Alvasia Street
7350 Airline Road
2227 Alexandria Pike
1918 Bardstown Road
1314 S Virginia Street
5620 Old Madisonville Road
830 E 21st Street
7280 Antioch Road
5045 Canton Pike
1108 N Main Street
Smiley Basham Road #148
11009 Madison Pike
5061 Madison Pike
10134 Falcon Ridge Drive
726 Highway 15 N #1
9810 Taylorsville Road #1
3520 Bethel Church Road
192 Doom Chapel Road
4203 W Highway 146
161 Lexington Green Cir #C2
4100 Nicholasville Road
4400 Athens Boonesboro Road
855 Angliana Avenue
800 E Main Street
4174 Leestown Road
3391 Tates Creek Road
344 Romany Road
1400 N Limestone
4381 Harrodsburg Road
4432 Nicholasville Road
2177 Versailles Road
4694 Georgetown Road
4000 Leestown Road
2142 Laurel Lake Road N
806 S Dixie Street
16411 Shelbyville Road
937 Phillips Lane
109 Chenoweth Lane
12902 Shelbyville Road
2930 Bardstown Road
9316 Taylorsville Road
636 E Market Street
3939 Shelbyville Road
7701 Smyrna Pkwy
1634 Mellwood Avenue
11804 Lagrange Road
8900 New Lagrange Road
124 Dorchester Road
11728 Old Shelbyville Road
9708 Brownsboro Road
8136 Dixie Highway
1400 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
2608 Hikes Lane
16200 Eastwood Cut Off Road
350 Dulin Street
410 Princeton Road
659 US Highway 421 N
224 W G L Smith Street
3090 Brannon Road
101 Springdale Drive
2110 Southtown Blvd
1100 Burlew Blvd
1224 Goetz Drive
4850 Reidland Road
5601 Benton Road
812 Old Mayfield Road
3312 Lone Oak Road
2810 Morgan Lane #B
200 Fugate Lane
7020 Old Mayfield Road
6615 Briar Hill Road
8950 State Route 762
6264 Old Highway 54
2927 N Mayo Trl
5203 Elzie Lane
4969 Cadiz Road
7505 River Road
8849 Huntsville Quality Road
141 Shelby Avenue
998 Red House Road
1025 Four Mile Road
238 Nursery Drive
400 US 23 Highway
2349 S Highway 127
2349 S Highway 127
2919 Kirkwood Road
Falcon Road
46 E Old State Road
300 Bowling Green Road
60 Frankfort Road
2400 Lower Hunters Trce
9332 Shelbyville Road
509 Mill Street
3804 Wilmington Avenue
5025 Shelbyville Road
110 Fairmeade Road
425 Sherburn Lane
4101 Westport Road
321 E College Avenue #B
2654 State Route 950
851 Taylorsville Road
364 Frogtown Road
11203 Bearcamp Road
1460 Troy Pike
4275 Midway Road
641 Highland Avenue
347 US Highway 42 W
327 US Highway 42 W
197 W Main Street
326 Tree Nursery Road
665 Knoxville Gardnersville Road
3315 Baton Rouge Road
6109 Lexington Road
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