Trees can be obtained from a number of sources including nurseries, garden centers, and by mail. Always try to work with a company you know and trust. Good dealers will have staff who are knowledgeable about trees and will provide good service. Guarantees are usually available from good suppliers - look for a one-year replacement guarantee if possible. As with most other purchases, you usually get what you pay for and if the price seems too good then the tree probably is not worth buying. Be especially careful if it looks like a dealer does not take good care of his/her plants - for example letting roots dry out, having many diseased or damaged plants, etc. - you may be buying a dead tree. Important points to consider in obtaining a tree are tree health, tree size, and tree type.
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