WELCOME TO CORKUM TREE FARM We are a family run Landscape Nursery and Christmas Tree Farm serving both retail and wholesale customers in the Skippack, PA area. Whether you need full Landscape Services, are a "Do-It-Yourself" type or are looking for that perfect Christmas Tree, we are here to help. Please look through our website and let us know how we can assist you.
During our Spring and Fall Seasons (April 1 - June 30 and September 1 - Thanksgiving), we are usually open every day from 9AM-5PM. (During July and August, we are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We are open 9AM to 5PM Thursdays - Mondays during the summer. Or you can call us and we will be happy to schedule an appointment. Because we are a small family business and our work often takes us off the farm or in the back of our property, it is suggested that you call 610 715-4640 to make sure we have someone at the farm to meet you. Please note that evening hours are by appointment only.
SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
The Spring planting season will be here before you know it, so if you have plans to work on your landscape this Spring, now is the time to start thinking about trees and shrubs. We will begin digging trees in early March if the conditions are right, and get most of our deciduous and evergreen trees out of the ground by mid-April. If you would like to look at trees or have us stop out at your property, please give us a call during February-March to set an appointment. Hopefully this dreary Winter weather will be behind us soon and we will all be outside enjoying some warmer weather.
Sheared White Pines
No Shortage of these Troublemakers!!!
It's that time of year again when our antlered pals start their annual destruction of trees and shrubs. The male deer are entering their mating period and cease to act rationally. (Some behaviors are apparently not species specific!!). One of their wonderful activities is rubbing their antlers on trees and shrubs. Not only does this cause cosmetic damage but can be fatal to a tree if the bark is rubbed off all the way around the tree. It is important to protect your smaller trees (those with less than a 4" diameter trunk) from this deer damage. Unfortunately, there are no sprays that deter them from this activity. Stakes around the tree, tree guards, netting or wire can all be possible protective devices to protect the trunk. Multiple trunk trees or shrubs may benefit from stakes with chicken wire or similar mesh. Some shrubs/plants seem to be favorites for rubbing- Leyland Cypress, clump Magnolia, Arborvitae and River Birch are some examples. The good news is that when the trees grow larger, the deer seem to ignore them, preferring smaller plants. In any case now is the time to be proactive and protect your landscape investment.
Later in the fall through the winter, remember to spray your shrubs with deer repellent to discourage the deer from eating them. While deer will eat almost any plant, they especially love Emerald Green Arborvitae, any type of Yew bush, hostas, tulips and azaleas. There have even been years where we have seen them eat all the leaves off a Dragon Lady Holly!! So a little planning can go a long way in preventing deer damage to your plants.
Paper Bark Maple with Antler Damage
TREES AND SHRUBS- LET US PLANT THEM OR DO IT YOURSELF We can plant a border of evergreen trees, add a flowering ornamental tree by your patio, or plant a true shade tree that will be a welcome respite in the heat of summer. Or, we can show you how to do it yourself. In either case, we will help you to make sure you know how to take care of your new plants so that they get a strong start and will be an asset for years to come. We do offer delivery of trees and shrubs at a reasonable rate. In addition, we provide a one year guarantee on all plants and trees that we install. Please go to our Products and Services page for information on the types of plants available and a price list,
LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION We can design and install plantings around your house, all the way from bed preparation to finish mulch. We also have experience building natural stone walls. While many landscape companies tend to over-plant, which gives a nice initial appearance but becomes unmanageable in later years, we make every effort to design beds that will stay attractive and require less maintenance years later.
Newly completed landscape bed
Landscape island as street buffer
Fresh Cut Christmas trees
CHRISTMAS TREES AND HOLIDAY GREENERY We offer a wide selection of quality Pennsylvania grown Christmas trees. Whether you prefer "choose and cut", fresh cut or live balled and burlap trees, we have a tree for everyone. We also have hand made wreaths, pine roping, swags, grave blankets and fresh greens. For more detailed information and pricing, please go to our Christmas tree page.
If you wish to contact us by e-mail, fax, phone or letter please contact us at:
CORKUM TREE FARM, LLC 797 Bridge Road Collegeville, PA 19426 Call: 610 489-3448 (office) or 610 715-4640 (cell) EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org