NEWS and EVENTS
Dunstan Chestnut trees will be arriving to Select Rural King Stores to the following states.
(AL, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV)
Open the link below for store locations
Rural King Store Link
Dunstan chestnut trees are expected to arrive to selected Rural King Stores
between April 24th - May 3rd
Make sure you protect your newly purchased "leafed out" trees from freezing temperatures by covering them with Frost cloth. Click for information on properly using frost cloth
Dunstan Chestnut trees arrived to Theisens Stores in Iowa by April 17th
Shipping to select retail vendors for this Spring
Tentative time frame trees will begin to ship out from FL to:
this time we do not have the confirmed store locations. We will send
out an email before we ship to the remaining stores and states below.
Tentative time frame trees will begin to ship out from FL to following states
Walmart - (AR,KS,KY, MD, MO, NC, NJ, Southern OH, OK, Southern IL, TN, VA, WV) Early May.
Co-Op Feed Dealers - (CT, MD, NY, PA)
Walmart - (CT, IA,IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, PA, RI, WI) Early May.
We will send an email out just prior to shipping to each region with store location.
Tentative tree varieties to ship to select stores this spring are: Dunstan chestnut trees, grafted female American persimmons & wildlife pears. ** Note only the Co-op feed dealers stores will most likely receive grafted female American persimmons and wildlife pears.
States we have already shipped to:
Dunstan Chestnut trees at select Wal-mart Southern State stores 2nd week in February.
AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TX.
Select stores are due to receive 3 gallon (2yr old) & 7 gallon (3yr old) Dunstan chestnut trees
Click on Wal-mart link
Shipping information for Mail Order Trees. All mail order trees are 1yr old trees and are shipped UPS ground.
We ship our trees via UPS Ground during the Spring and Fall according to your USDA plant Zone and the weather at the time.
Tentative Spring Shipping Schedule *Note all 1yr old trees are shipped bareroot and dormant.
Plant Zones 8-9 in January-February
Plant Zones 7-8 in February-March
Plant Zones 5-6 in late March-April
Tentative Fall Shipping Schedule * Note all 1 yr old trees are shipped non-dormant in a container with leaves. We do not recommend shipping/planting to zone 5 in the fall.
Plant Zones 6 in late September
Plant Zones 7-8 in October
Plant Zones 8-9 in November
The Best Food Plot Tree
The American Chestnut was the primary mast tree for wildlife in the eastern U.S., until it was killed by the Chestnut Blight. The blight resistant Dunstan Chestnut makes possible the replanting of the American hardwood forests with the tree that produces more high quality food per acre than oaks or other trees.
The Best Food Plot Tree
Video - R.D. Wallace discusses the Dunstan Chestnut