This fall season, Thiselle Creek Farm in Yacolt will hold its fourth annual Bare Root Tree Sale, where over 40 varieties of fruit and shade trees, as well as almond trees, will be available for purchase.
The fruit trees include winesap apples, which are used to make cider, and elberta peaches, which founder MacKenzie Krumhauer said grow especially well in North Clark County.
Other popular trees include maple and dogwood shrubs, along with almond trees, which Krumhauer said requires two to pollinate each other.
Those interested in buying trees can order them now and pick them up in March.
The first year of the sale, Thiselle Creek Farm sold 80 trees, but last year, they sold over 450, so the sale has grown in popularity over the years. Because of climate change, Krumhauer said the trees are harder to grow and are in short supply.
If next summer sees high temperatures like this year, Krumhauer said the farm will have a limited supply of apples, cherries and pears, but their supply of peaches, nectarines, and apricots will be stable because “they like heat,” she said.
“This summer was really rough on a lot of crops as far as when the heat came and how long the heat was here,” Krumhauer said. “It hurt a lot of different sections of agriculture that we only usually see with strawberries. But we didn’t expect it to hurt peaches, melons, and all the different sectors we have with fruits and vegetables.”
The deadline to order is 8 p.m. on Nov. 27. Orders can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For people who miss the deadline, Thiselle Creek Farm will host a loose tree sale the weekend after the day of pickup. People will be able to buy leftover trees that weren’t pre-ordered.
For more information, go online to thisellecreekfarm.com.
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