Tag Archives: New Tree Care

2017 / 18 Hazelnut Trees Available

BIRKEMEIER NURSERY LLC still has some trees available for sale for this planting season. Limited numbers #1 and #2 Bare-root  YAMHILL, JEFFERSON and WEPSTER , YORK and Jefferson pollinizers THETA, ETA AND FELIX. We are sold out of McDonald for this season. … Continue reading

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What you get with Birkemeier Nursery …

When purchasing trees from Birkemeier Nursery, LLC, you get more than just great filbert trees. We have the advantage of experience from the prospective of a grower, nurseryman and processor. Let me briefly explain. Rich has been active in the … Continue reading

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Now Showing – New Hazelnut Crop

For the last month we have been visiting the filbert orchards regularly to look at the fall nut crop.  Of course, it has been too early to see what the hazelnut set is, but you have to look! Now, the … Continue reading

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Spraying in the orchard

The suckers are growing at an alarming rate! This is the time of year that the suckers in the filbert orchard are growing like crazy.  If you ignore them for a week or two, they will get away from you … Continue reading

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Grower’s Forum

For the last 2 years, Rich, Ben Mitchell and the group at Willamette Filbert Growers, have presented a New Grower’s Planting Forum. We have held our meeting at the Willamette Hazelnut Growers processing facility in Newberg, Oregon, in November. This … Continue reading

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Deer in the Filbert Orchard

Beautiful, graceful, Deer.  Love to see them, but…… Deer and young filbert trees do not go well together.  Deer love the tender young shoots of the new trees. About this time of year, they step out of the woods, with … Continue reading

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Late Pollinizers

As I look out over the Yamhill hazelnut orchard today, I notice that the golden glow that was there 2 weeks ago is gone.  The pollen from the Yamhill filbert trees had been dispersed and the filbert catkins are brown and … Continue reading

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Pruning yearling hazelnut trees

It’s hard to prune trees. Not difficult – just hard. I just pruned a couple of ancient apple trees behind my Grandpa’s house last month, and I felt like I butchered them.  So I understand. But the fact is, when … Continue reading

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How to plant a potted hazelnut tree

Today I took a video of Rich planting a new potted hazelnut tree into our orchard. Some notes: A planting shovel is thinner and sharper than a standard spade or construction shovel. Planting shovels also have a flat end rather … Continue reading

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