Finding Free or Inexpensive Trees
I wanted apple trees really bad but boy are trees expensive. I found a nursery that sold bare root trees. What a savings that is. Also, we have a field behind us and a lot of times seeds will blow from trees and grow along the fence row. When we had trees die, we just went into the field and dug up existing trees (right on the other side of our fence where the farmers do not care.)
You can do this with a lot of trees. Where we live, there are hundreds of cedar trees. One time our neighbor accidentally burned down another neighbors trees. He just dug up a few other trees and re-planted them and they did great. It does work best to do this either in the late fall or very early spring so the roots have time to get established without stressing the tree.
Photo By: Liz West