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Amherst Nurseries grows shade trees, flowering trees, and shrubs for the wholesale trade.  We grow trees both in Grow Bags and B&B, while most shrubs are produced in containers.

Why do we use Grow Bags?  We feel that grow bags best solve the problem of girdling roots and buried root flares, the two leading causes of tree mortality in the landscape.  Grow bags are designed to eliminate root circling/girdling and because they are only 12 inches deep, it is nearly impossible to have problems with buried root flares.

To learn more about grow bags and the many benefits they provide, click here.  
The Universities of Massachusetts and New Hampshire jointly studied grow bag production, publishing their results in American Nurseryman and in videos online.  Visit this page for more information.

You are welcome to tour our facility and tag trees as you wish. Please call 413-549-8873 or email ( for the latest availability and pricing.  

Amherst Nurseries will be exhibiting at the following upcoming trade shows.  Please stop by and say hello!

New England Hardscape Expo, March 2024

Massachusetts Tree Wardens Association Conference, January 2024, Sturbridge MA