Frequently asked questions
About Gingerich Tree Farm
Where is Gingerich Tree Farm located?
Gingerich Tree Farm is a family-owned business located in Arthur, Illinois, the "Heart of Amish Country" in east central Illinois. We are available to plant trees anywhere in the Midwest.
What types of trees do you offer?
We grow a variety of potted and balled and burlapped evergreen, ornamental, shade & landscape trees in our nursery which we sell to individuals, businesses and landscape contractors. We also offer delivery and planting of our trees for those needing these services.
I purchased a tree elsewhere. Can you plant it?
Yes; however, no warranty will be offered. Please call to discuss if you have any questions or need further information.
I need a lot of trees. Can you help?
Yes! Whether you are looking for several beautiful shade trees for your yard or require thousands for a large project, give us a call to discuss your project.
I want to customize some acreage for habitat. Can you help?
Yes! We specialize in conservation and wildlife habitat tree planting projects.
When is the best time to plant a tree?
Gingerich Tree Farm does not dig our trees until the customer places their order. Trees can only be dug when they are dormant, which is generally from October through the winter until May 1st. This timing varies from year to year and by tree species. Once trees have started to bud out in the spring they can no longer be dug until fall when they lose their leaves and go dormant. The majority of our customers will place their order in late summer to early fall, and we will then dig (and plant if needed) their trees as soon as conditions are right and our schedule allows. We strive to make sure all of the trees we sell have the very best chance of survival at their new home. If you have any questions, would like to place an order or even visit our farm, please give us a call at 217-717-2534.
Should I water my new tree?
Yes, immeadiately afer planting then every 10 days for the first summer.
Do you guarantee your trees?
Yes, we offer a limited warranty as long as customer makes a reasonable effort to water the tree. The warranty only applies for one season after planting.
What size of tree can you move?
We are able to move small existing trees with our tree spade. Conifers (Evergreens) up to 12' tall. Deep rooted trees such as Oaks etc. We can move up to a max of 3" trunk size.
What are good reasons to move a tree or shrub?
Home additions or landscaping projects require plants to be moved
Relocation to a new address where you'd like to move a favorite tree or shrub
Foundation plants outgrow their current space and need a new home
Should I try to move the tree/shrub myself?
Do you guarantee trees once they are moved?
We are unable to offer a guarantee on their survival when moving existing trees. We move trees as carefully as possible and only when dormant in order to give trees the best chance of survival. Watering the trees every 10 days for up to a year after transplant will help with transplant shock.