I am not very pleased with the plants that I purchased from Burgess (eburgess.com) last spring, 2015. The shipment was several months late. When the plants finally arrived, they were in poor condition and past prime spring planting time. Most of them died, so I took Burgess up on their replacement warranty. This is the replacement order they sent. The fir trees you see are Colorado Blue Spruce. The 3 Spruce in the original order were DOA on arrival, as was much of the shipment. These replacement trees went immediately into tree pots. They immediately started to drop needles and are now dead. This is how the plants came out of the large green plastic shipping bag – some are wrapped in plastic, some just dried out bare root. Not very impressive. The 3 fat stems with the dried brown root mass are 3 replacement raspberries.
This is another replacement tree. I’m sorry that I didn’t make note what tree was which, but they all looked rather sorry.
This small bare root tree has one of it’s 2 stems broken.
What a sad looking tree.
Well, it’s been a warm February and some of my trees are already budding out. Most of my Burgess.com trees aren’t looking too good and I know some are dead because there are fungus bumps at the soil line and when I scratch a tiny bit of bark it is black, not white or green.
I’ll give an update report in a few months after they all should be budded out and see what the death count is. Burgess only offers a one time replacement, so the sorry plants they sent out this past fall are my replacements for the late shipment of disaster they sent in the spring of 2015. Pretty bad over-all experience with Burgess.