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Meyer Nursery & Orchards
3795 Gibson Rd. NW
Salem, OR 97304
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Toll Free: (800) 779-0440

Phone: (503) 364-3076
Fax: (503) 364-3407


Bare Root Trees & Small Fruits Availability

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How We Grow Bare Root Trees

Meyer Nursery grows whips to 1 ½” (plus) branched, some transplant material, and some shrubs.

Here’s how we do it

A little background…or dirt.

Meyer Nursery occupies about 400 acres of fields combining a variety of soils, slopes, and growing environments. These combinations are at once a scheduling head-ache and an advantage. We can choose the best fields for growing each variety for optimum root structure and overall plant health – high quality.

Plant and Soil Health

Soil quality is a key component. Building soil health is an on going process: rotating commercial crops, cover crops and applications of dairy solids. This is a year round activity and contains a perpetual learning curve as new information comes out of our universities, extension agents, and research institutes.

The long growing season of the Willamette Valley combined with our excellent growing fields help to grow strong, healthy plant material.

Meyer Nursery buys in most of the seedling stock for our production needs. Stock is bought from many of the local and regional growers. Some trees are grown from seed for better root to transplant. By 2005, Meyer Nursery will be planting some of their own home grown seedlings.

Pruning heights: Lower limb ht. Approx. 1yr - 30”

2 yr - 48” Shade

Production Schedule Info

A quick look:


  • Storage
  • Preparation
  • Trimming


  • Timing
  • How
  • After care

Field care

  • Weed control
    • Mechanical
    • Hand
    • Chemical
  • Watering
    • Overhead irrigation
    • Drip irrigation

Plant care

  • Budding
  • Grafting
  • Cutting off stump
  • Staking
    • Grow straights
    • Rods
  • Whips
  • Pruning
  • Topping
  • Fertilizing

Harvest, dug by machine

Grading and Inventory


  • Sawdust
  • Cooler


  • Timing
    • Bare root in spring
    • Specimen and Smart Pot all year
  • Orders
    • Staged
    • Loaded or packaged
  • Mode
    • UPS – Smaller material
    • Pick-up
    • Commercial trucking