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Maine Trees For Sale

The Pine Tree State sits in the far northeastern corner of the United States, along the Canadian border. Well-named, the state tree representing Maine is the Eastern White Pine. Native to regions in Canada, the Great Lakes, and the Appalachia, the Eastern White Pine is a large conifer, sometimes reaching heights well over 200 feet. Similar to all white pines, the Eastern White Pine bundles its needles into groups of five and cones do not extend beyond 7 inches in length. Eastern White Pines are frequently aged at 250 years, but can easily live to well over 400. This tree may not match every Maine landowner’s desire, though; Maine has hundreds of varieties from which to choose when planting.

Due to its geographical location, cold climate, and coastal regions, the smart Maine grower will need to consider the following items; climate, soil type, average precipitation, irrigation, growing zones and weather damage.

Best Trees for Maine

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. Weeping Willow

Ideal for providing shade, sweeping beauty, and growth with minimal effort.

  1. American Red Maple

Ideal for providing classic American aesthetic, stunning fall colors, and shade.

  1. Meyer Lemon Tree

Ideal for bearing fruit for delicious, edible profits, color, and adaptable qualities.

  1. Willow Hybrid

Ideal for providing privacy, fast-growing properties, and easy care

Fast Growing Privacy Trees in Maine

New developments throughout the United States mean more infrastructure, more people, and more invasion of privacy. The residents of Maine have the option to plant and tend trees that produce privacy, turning away prying eyes and loud noises and instead enjoying the quiet and peace of private property.

The Leyland Cypress is the perfect privacy tree for Maine inhabitants. The Leyland Cypress grows quickly, adds distinct charm, and produces thick barriers between a private abode and unwanted chatter. Growing between 3 and 5 feet a year, the Leyland Cypress will give the Maine yard the fast-growing privacy for which they have been searching. Alternatively, the Thuja Green Giant and American Holly will bring privacy, color, and solitude to the savvy planter’s yard.

Climate

For a state nudging into Canada, it is surprising it does not get colder. Maine’s humid continental climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters, is affected both by mountains and oceans. Northern Maine often receives the heaviest winter storms and coldest weather, primarily due to its rise in elevation. Southern Maine’s weather is tempered by the Atlantic Ocean, which often produces milder winter temperatures, which can still reach quite low. Summers are warm, with day temperatures ranging from 75°F – 85°F and night temperatures reaching down to the high 50s. January is cold, with daily highs often sitting at freezing and dropping to well below zero. The record low was set in the north at -50°F.

Soil Type

Most trees require well-drained soil rich with minerals to grow. Maine is gifted with rich pastureland and rolling hills, many of which are covered with Chesuncook soil. This spodsoil is deep, well-drained, and pervasive in temperate regions. Best-suited to lumber, oats, potatoes and barley also grow well in it. Regardless of the property’s location in The Pine Tree State, a soon-to-be tree planter can perform a simple test to determine his/her soil type.

In order to determine the type of soil in your yard, try this test to give you a basis for finding the best matched trees. For this test, you will need a healthy handful of soil from the layer beneath the topmost piece of soil. The soil should be a little damp, but not recently watered or wet. Simply squeeze the soil sample and one of the following events will occur.
1. You have CLAY if, after opening your hands, the soil maintains its shape, forming a ball. If you touch the sample, it does not fall apart.
2. You have LOAM if, after opening your hands, the soil maintains its shape, forming a ball. If you touch the sample, it falls apart.
3. You have SAND if, after opening your hands, the soil immediately collapses.

Once you know what soil type you have, you can find trees best suited to the dirt’s properties. Loam is the best soil to have, as its unique qualities make it ideal for holding and transferring water to trees.

Average Precipitation

Maine receives high levels of annual rainfall. The average annual amount of rainfall across the entire state is 41.21 inches, with slightly more falling along the Atlantic Ocean. In the north, planters can expect approximately 35 inches of rain and in the south, 57 inches. Severe winter snow often affects northern regions of the state, with the weather sometimes affecting power and water systems.

Irrigation

Rainfall may be abundant in Maine, but irrigation is still an important tool in the planter’s toolkit. Irrigation provides controlled and consistent access to water. Living in hilly pastureland will affect water drainage, and drip or sprinkler systems can help to distribute water more effectively. Newly planted trees require maintained access to water to ensure successful rooting and growth.

Growing Zones

Maine displays five unique growing zones. 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. The zones fall in bands across the state, with the most northern regions experiencing temperatures as low as -35°F. In small areas along the Atlantic coast, temperatures rarely fall below -15°F.

Weather Damage

Damaging storms such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and even thunderstorms are infrequent in Maine. The state averages less than 20 thunderstorms a year, the lowest on the eastern side of the Rockies. Tornadoes are rare and occur less than twice a year. Hurricanes have traveled as far north as Maine along the coast, but typically only bring heavy rains and moderate winds. Flooding can occur, especially in low elevation regions. Trees can be beneficial as they can prevent erosion. Be sure to plant trees for this purpose away from powerlines. Heavy snow can cause limbs to fall, damaging both property and winter-living quality.

If 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 Maine nursery or garden center. However, since we don’t actually live in Maine 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.

 

Maine Trees For Sale | The Tree Center™
ArundelLegros Garden Center Agway670 Alfred Road207-282-1113
AthensAthens GardensRoute 150207-654-3993
AuburnJ L Hayes and Co807 Minot Avenue207-784-2499
BangorDeck and Garden Deschaine Woodworks138 Garland Street207-942-4008
BangorWindswept Gardens1709 Broadway207-941-9898
BathYork’s Hardy Rhododendrons77 Ridge Road207-443-5865
BerwickSalmon Falls Garden Center300 Route 236207-384-0120
BiddefordPierson Nurseries24 Buzzell Road207-499-2994
Boothbay HarborConley’s Garden Center157 Townsend Avenue207-633-5020
BrunswickDyer’s Greenhouse and Nursery490 Harpswell Road207-729-3722
BrunswickFox Hill Nursery347 Lunt Road207-729-1511
BrunswickSkillin’s Greenhouses422 Bath Road207-442-8111
Cumberland CenterAllen Farm Garden Center201 Gray Road207-829-5619
Deer IsleTom’s Nursery and Greenhouses301 S Deer Isle Road207-348-2700
DixmontGlen and Garden243 Moosehead Triangle207-234-2723
EllsworthSweet Pea Gardens and GreenhouseSurry Road207-667-6751
EnfieldPelletier’s Greenhouse96 Lincoln Road207-732-3907
FalmouthAllen Sterling and Lothrop191 US Route 1207-781-4142
FalmouthSkillin’s Greenhouses89 Foreside Road207-781-3860
FreeportYoung’s Perennials1 Youngs Lane207-865-3533
GorhamO’Donal’s Nurseries Inc6 County Road207-839-4262
GorhamOssipee Trail Garden Center333 Ossipee Triangle207-839-2885
JonesportFitch FarmMason Bay Road207-497-3431
KennebunkMapes Garden Center97 York Street207-985-3772
KennebunkportBlackrock Farm293 Goose Rocks Road207-967-5783
KingfieldKingfield Flower Farm56 Main Street207-265-2248
KingfieldMc Clure’s Tree Nursery251 Salem Road207-265-4931
LincolnPorter’s Farm and GreenhouseRR 1 Box 3120207-794-8306
Livermore FallsChretien and Sons Greenhouses72 Karn Road207-897-5909
MadisonGeorge’s Tree Nursery1136 Preble Avenue207-696-3631
MorrillDutton’s Greenhouse and Nursery155 N Main Street207-342-5677
New GloucesterMaine Garden Arbors536 Cobbs Bridge Road207-926-5993
North YarmouthPlainview Farm Lawn and Garden529 Mountfort Road207-829-5004
Old Orchard BchCascade Garden Center87 Cascade Road207-934-9004
OrlandRocky Ridge Perennials323 Back Ridge Road207-469-3254
PolandShaker Hill Nursery and Landscaping271 Maine Street207-998-5390
Presque IsleKing’s Gardener157 Johnson Road207-764-8034
RockportHoboken Gardens309 Commercial Street207-236-3023
SacoLog Cabin Perennials103 Lincoln Road207-282-1174
SacoMoody’s Nursery and Garden Center82 Ferry Road207-284-7233
SanfordSpringvale Nurseries49 Shaws Ridge Road207-490-5543
SangervilleSmith Farms NurseryBack Dover Road207-564-8374
ScarboroughDunstan Lawn and Garden Center571 US Route 1207-883-3695
Sebasco EstatesNorth Creek FarmRoute 217207-389-1341
SidneyZone 4 Perennials3050 Middle Road207-547-3101
SkowheganAgway IncRR 1 Box 720207-474-2566
South PortlandBroadway Gardens Greenhouse1640 Broadway207-772-0415
StrongMaine Cottage Gardens6 Dodge Corner Road207-684-3400
TopshamBack To Earth Garden Works605 Lewiston Road207-729-8004
TurnerSunnyside Gardens500 N Parish Road207-225-3998
Van BurenBouchard Christmas Tree FarmEdmond Ouellete Road207-868-5600
WaldoboroEvergreen Farms36 Chapel Road207-832-7576
WaldoboroMoose Crossing Garden CenterUS Route 1207-832-4282
WalesRoaring Brook Nurseries639 Gardiner Road207-375-4884
WaterfordDeerwood Gardens571 Norway Road207-583-2412
WayneGingerbread Farm PerennialsRR 1 Box 3590207-685-4050
WellsMud Meadow Farm and Gardens2335 Sanford Road207-646-5926
WestbrookMillbrook Garden Center1255 Bridgton Road207-854-1905
WindhamRoosevelt Trail Nursery310 Roosevelt Triangle207-893-2757
WinslowWinslow AgwayRR 2 Box 6110207-872-7039
WoolwichApple Creek Farm-Perennials934 Middle Road207-443-5186
YarmouthEstabrook Farms and Greenhouses337 E Main Street207-846-4398
YorkBeechridge Nursery and Conslnt161 Beech Ridge Road207-363-8065
YorkCoastal Landscaping and Garden921 US Route 1207-363-6202
YorkWild Iris Herb FarmRoute 91207-363-4153