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Shipping

We can post rootstock and trees to all states of Australia except for WA and NT due to quarantine restrictions. 

Rootstock and trees are harvested during the winter dormant months, and shipped bare rooted. We only ship rootstock and trees while they are dormant and not actively growing. We cannot post rootstock or trees outside of this timeframe.

 

Please indicate your preferred timeframe for delivery when you place your order and we will try to send your parcel when indicated. Trees can be sent from late May to early September, and rootstocks and scion wood can be sent from early July to early September.

 

We ship our rootstock and trees using Australia Post Express postal service. Packages will be posted on a Monday/Tuesday each week. Postage costs include a handling fee per order.

Please indicate if you would like to add parcel insurance to the cost of your postage and this will be added manually to your order.

If you are not home when your parcel is delivered, we give authority to leave the parcel at the door. In more rural parts of Australia, your parcel may be kept at your closest post office.

We reserve the right to refund rootstock/trees that we cannot supply. Please see our disclaimer section for more information.

Shipping Rootstock

All rootstock will have their tops cut, to a total length of 450 mm including the root section. If you do not wish to have the tops cut, please indicate this when placing your order. This will incur a higher postage fee, which will be manually calculated.

Small orders are bundled with damp newspaper, and wrapped in recycled plastic.

Shipping costs are calculated based on the average weight of rootstock bundles.

The minimum shipping fee is $19.50, and includes packing costs and express postage. 

Large orders (200+) are posted in a cardboard box. Rootstock are packed with damp newspaper and sealed in a plastic bag. The minimum shipping fee for large orders is $140 which includes packing costs and express postage. 

Shipping Trees

Australia Post limits the size of all parcels to 1 meter. ALL our trees will have their tops cut before postage so that the total height is under 1 meter, including the root zone. This will not harm your tree and will encourage good growth.

Trees are harvested in May. We aim to have early trees orders ready to send by the last week of May, however the exact timing is weather dependant. We can only send trees at this time, and orders including rootstock and scion wood cannot be sent until July. 

Shipping costs are calculated based on the average size (calculated as the cubic weight) of a bare rooted tree. One year-old trees will be smaller, lighter and have less side branching than two-year old trees and shipping costs will be much lower. The minimum shipping fee is $19.50, and includes packing costs and express postage. 

 

We are unable to post ‘standard’ trees, which have been grafted above 1 meter in height due to postage restrictions.

Any tree can be grafted low and trained to a standard height, and we are happy to custom graft any weeping tree for this purpose. For custom grafts please email sales@maplegrovenursery.com.au

 

Shipping Scion wood and Interstems

Scion wood and interstems are sealed in a zip lock/HDPE bag with a printed wrap-around plastic plant label. Scions are collected while dormant (June) and are kept refrigerated prior to shipping. Please keep your scion in the refrigerator until you are ready to graft to keep the scion dormant.

 

Scion wood is only sold in conjunction with a valid rootstock order and is not sold separately.

We require that the minimum order of 10 rootstocks of the corresponding variety is purchased with a scion wood order. Ordering a single rootstock is not a valid purchase.

Customers purchasing scion wood without a valid rootstock order will be contacted by email to request you add a rootstock purchase to your order.

We reserve the right to cancel orders of scion wood without refund if rootstock have not been purchased. 

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Shipping Rootstock
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Deciduous Rootstock and Tree Specialists

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