The company’s mission
Nutcracker Nursery mission’s is to produce and provide hardy nut trees seedlings and young plants, potted and bare roots that are not easily found in Eastern Canada. The nursery’s production is available to people who wishes to acquire rare and value-added trees for their gardens or wood land. We also supply commercial garden centers and landscaping businesses, farm operators and other commercial ventures. Nutcracker rare and hardy trees are an excellent addition to any permaculture project.
The nursery’s production stands out in comparison to other nurseries because of the variety of nut trees and fruit producing trees, vast range of oak species and other rare sough-after trees that will delight true connoisseurs.
Furthermore, Nutcracker nursery intent to actively promote the production of added-value trees and to educate people on the benefits of cultivating plants that can be harvested for food and that can produce high quality lumber.
An added value tree is a tree that not only embellishes the land but also serves another purpose during its life such as producing fruits and nuts providing healthy food for consumption. Food production has become a well known topic nowadays, and finding ways to do so while maintaining a biodiversity is possible when using added value trees. These same trees can also be used to produce higher quality lumber and will be distinguished from the majority of trees growing on the surrounding area.
By cultivating indigenous and noble species, Nutcracker Nursery is working at maintaining the biodiversity and is promoting, within our society, the importance of cultivating leafy trees that have been forgotten over the decades in our cities and villages.
And at last, the nursery also wishes to introduce unknown or overlooked species that have potential to thrive in northern environment and outside of their natural area.
About our trees
All our nut trees and rare trees are produced so that the transplanting process goes as naturally and successfully as possible. Our plants’ growth is not accelerated with fertilizers containing high levels of nitrogen and/or phosphorus, and we do not use chemical fertilizers.
The plants are not laid down during the winter season which ensures the survival of the trees during the following winters and therefore successfully thrive afterward. We do not systematically water the plants to allow the trees to develop a strong root system.
Natural growth rates such as our plantation yield sometime smaller trees but yet make sturdier plants that have a good equilibrium root/bole. These trees are better able to resist and survive transplanting, climatic stress such as hot and dry summers, cold winters or poor soil conditions.