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New Hampshire Trees For Sale

The Granite State is located in the Northeast, with a small strip of Atlantic Ocean coastline. New Hampshire is home to the Paper Birch (also known as White Birch and Canoe Birch). A medium-sized deciduous tree, the Paper Birch lives for about 140 years and reaches a typical height of 60 feet. The bark is white and peels in large strips, interspersed with vertical black gouges. The Paper Birch is found throughout the Northeast and most of Canada, and it responds poorly to heat and humidity. The Paper Birch is often the only food available mid-winter for moose and deer, and although lacking in nutritional quality, is valuable because of its abundance. Though the Paper Birch can make an ecological addition to most backyards, it is by no means the only tree available for New Hampshire planters.

Due to its varied elevations, severe winter weather, and diverse temperatures, the smart New Hampshire grower will need to consider the following:


Best Trees for New Hampshire

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.

  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. Red Rocket Crape Myrtle

Ideal for providing year-round beauty, fast-growing growth, and drought resistance.

Fast Growing Privacy Trees in New Hampshire

A state that without doubt deserves its millions of residents, New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire yard the solitude and peace it deserves.

Although there are many privacy trees the New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire. Alternatively, consider the Thuja Green Giant or Juniper ‘Witchita Blue’.

Climate

New Hampshire experiences a humid continental climate. New Hampshire has warm to hot, humid summers with daytime highs in the mid70s to low 80s and the evening temperatures dropping to about 60°F. Atlantic air causes cooling along the coast, and higher elevation regions in the mountains are also cooler. Winter averages at 34°F along the coast, with the ocean providing milder temperatures. Inland, temperatures average closer to 0°F, especially during the evening. Higher elevations also bring colder winter temperatures.

Soil Type

Most trees require well-drained soil rich with minerals to grow. New Hampshire’s soil consists of many varieties, the most famous being the Marlow series. Found on hills or mountains, Marlow soil is dark, well-draining, loamy, and best-suited for lumber production. Regardless of the property’s location in The Granite 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.

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

Rainfall is plentiful in New Hampshire, with the majority of the state seeing an average of 40 inches of annual rainfall. The White Mountains do affect rainfall variations, though rain still falls evenly throughout the months, with between 2 and 4 inches falling every month. Snow is heavy in New Hampshire, with Nor’easters bring severe snowstorms dropping several feet of snow within 48 hours. Light snow falls frequently throughout the winter, from as early as October through to April.

Irrigation

Irrigation can be essential in a state like New Hampshire, with varying elevations. Newly planted trees require consistent and controlled access to water. An irrigation system, such as a drip or sprinkler system, can be effective at managing water dispersal. Search possible tree-planting sites for natural or manmade irrigation systems, and if none exist, consider installing one. Newly planted trees will be ensured successful growth if water access is well-managed.

Growing Zones

New Hampshire is the 4th smallest state, and it is, therefore, surprising it is home to 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. Many of the growing zones are due to elevation and ocean currents. Near the coast, cold temperatures are warmest, lingering near -15°F. Inland, both to the southwest and north, temperatures drop to -20°F. In the northern section of the state, along the northern border with Vermont and Canada, temperatures are much cooler, dropping to as low as -35°F near Pittsburg.

Weather Damage

New Hampshire is most prone to severe winter weather, with Nor’easters dropping several feet of snow in blizzards. The average snowfall is 61 inches, but several feet more than that occurred in a blizzard as recently as 1993. New Hampshire is also occasionally affected by Hurricanes, which have usually lost much of their power by the time they reach this northeastern state. Small tornadoes occur on average twice annually, and thunderstorms also occur well below the national average.

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 New Hampshire nursery or garden center. However, since we don’t actually live in New Hampshire 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.

 

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AmherstPonemah Farms42 State Route 101A603-673-0446
AntrimNorth Branch Landscape SupplyRR 9 & 31 S603-588-6161
AtkinsonFreshwater Farm and Florist1 Kipkam Road603-362-6200
BedfordA P Horne Nursery Co300 S River Road603-623-1322
BoscawenBlack Forest Nursery6 Forest Lane603-796-2756
BrentwoodGranite Creek Garden Center62 Route 125603-642-7337
BrentwoodWellington Perennials89 Rowell Road E603-775-7780
BristolEarthly Treasures Home and Garden150 Lake Street603-744-5331
BristolPond View Garden Center790 Lake Street603-744-0110
CamptonCampbell’s Country Garden1322 Mad River Road603-726-8843
CandiaCandia GardensRoute 27603-483-5692
Center BarnsteadCrary Waterfalls and Aquatic Nursery128 Narrows Road603-269-7769
ColebrookColebrook NurseriesRR 1 Box 222603-237-4848
ConcordGateway Gardens430 Loudon Road603-229-0655
ConwayYe Garden Center558 White Mountain Highway603-447-2413
CornishWindsor Road NurseryRR 2 Box 884603-543-3239
Center TuftonboroSpider Web Gardens252 Middle Road603-569-5056
DerryChakarian Farm Greenhouses114 Island Pond Road603-432-9103
DerryRockingham Acres Garden Center161 Rockingham Road603-434-2817
DoverTuttle’s Red Barn151 Dover Point Road603-742-4313
DublinMoose Maple Nursery and GardenHancock Road603-563-8284
EppingGarden Center of Epping523 Calef Highway603-679-8600
EtnaMink Brook Farm4 Old Dana Road603-643-6323
ExeterChurchill’s Garden Center Inc12 Hampton Road603-772-2685
GoffstownUncanoonuc MT Perennials452 Mountain Road603-497-3975
GorhamLajoie Garden Center515 Main Street603-752-4333
GranthamGrantham Greenway Gardens151 Route 10 N603-863-9911
Hampton FallsBayberry Nurseries151 Kensington Road603-929-1811
HancockFind-US-Farm Garden Center70 N Elmwood Road603-525-3794
HanoverMill Gardens70 River Road603-643-8700
HennikerStonefalls Gardens4 Centervale Road603-428-6161
HillEmma’s Perennials398 Borough Road603-744-3805
HillsboroAgway Farm Home and Garden191 Henniker Street603-464-3755
HillsboroFireside Farm Gardens and Gift347 Farley Road603-478-3276
HoldernessWhite Mountain NurseryRoute 113603-968-9494
HollisMixed Border Nursery363 Pine Hill Road603-882-5538
HooksettFaulkner Landscaping and Nursery1130 Hooksett Road603-627-9573
HooksettOsborne’s Agway343 Londonderry Turnpike603-627-6855
HudsonCountrybrook Farms175 Lowell Road603-886-5200
JaffreyColl’s Garden Center63 North Street603-532-7516
KensingtonMichaud Nurseries Inc2 Lamprey Road603-772-3698
LaconiaJenkins Garden Center441 Elm Street603-524-3106
LebanonLongacre’s Nursery Center220 Mechanic Street603-448-6110
LeeFine Garden Art and Ornaments45 High Road603-659-2903
LitchfieldBoucher’s Greenhouse17 Charles Bancroft Highway603-889-5656
LondonderryGreen Scene Enterprises426 Mammoth Road603-434-7694
LondonderryOrchard Hill Greenhouses92 Pillsbury Road603-437-3906
MadisonSweet Woodruggs13 Route 153 S603-367-8342
ManchesterDemers Garden Center656 S Mammoth Road603-625-8298
MeredithCackleberries Garden Center419 Daniel Webster Highway603-279-8728
MerrimackWillow Pond Nursery130 Bedford Road603-424-3722
NashuaP K’s Garden Center and Landscape607 Amherst Street603-889-9043
New BostonApple Barn Inc3 Central Sq603-487-3460
New DurhamMerrymeeting Garden Center210 State Route 11603-859-3030
NewburyLyons Family Nursery161 Morse Hill Road603-938-5398
NewportAntiquity Gardens7 Fletcher Road603-863-7492
NewportKathan Gardens146 Elm Street603-863-1089
North HamptonNorth Hill Nursery Outlet206 Lafayette Road603-964-7104
NorthwoodStrafford Gardens1465 Route 4603-942-5766
OssipeeMountain Greenery755 Route 16603-539-4943
OssipeeSias Farm Garden Center20 Old Route 28603-539-4602
PelhamAcres Edge Earth Products Inc76 Bridge Street603-635-2400
PeterboroughFriend of A Gardener13 School Street #13603-924-9278
PeterboroughRunyon Co480 Old Greenfield Road603-924-2500
PlymouthYeaton Agway Svc295 Highland Street603-536-4554
PortsmouthGreen Art116 Sparhawk Street603-436-3727
PortsmouthPortsmouth Gardens1000 Woodbury Ave603-436-9107
PortsmouthWoodbury Gardens1303 Woodbury Ave603-431-2767
RaymondScenic Nursery and Landscaping9 Dudley Road603-895-0236
Rochester4J’s Earth Works4 Old Wakefield Road603-332-5201
RochesterCamelot Gardens245 Rochester Hill Road603-332-8887
RyeRye Ridge Greenery630 Washington Road603-964-5339
SalemLake Street Garden Center37 Lake Street603-893-5858
ShelburneGarden Caboodle555 State Route 2603-466-9812
SomersworthLandscape Clinic203 Route 108603-742-1032
South HamptonMerritt Nursery73 Exeter Road603-394-7396
StrathamPure Barnyard91 Portsmouth Ave #D603-772-4674
StrathamScamman’s Home and Garden69 Portsmouth Ave603-778-0201
StrathamStratham Circle Nursery4 College Road603-778-3711
SwanzeyMaple Hill Nursery197 W Swanzey Road603-357-2555
West OssipeeBearcamp Nursery100 Route 25 W603-539-1099
WestmorelandBritton’s Country Garden4 Mount Gilboa Road603-399-4340
WhitefieldBray Hill NurseryBray Hill Road603-837-2026
WiltonHouse By the Side of the Road361 Gibbons Highway603-654-9888
WindhamDelahunty’s Nursery and Florist41 Range Road603-893-7155
WindhamRemembered Gardens1 New Road603-432-1757