Edward Fort Nurseries
At Edward Fort Nurseries, we provide quality seedlings and trees for land and wildlife managers across the country. Effective habitat management and environmental improvement are the missions of our nursery. Therefore, we offer high quality, tried and proven wildlife habitat enhancement products that promote and improve the environment. From top size seedlings to grafted fruit trees, we provide everything you need to build habitats that attract wildlife and improve the quality of your land.
Edward Fort Nurseries is located in Hartsville, SC, and is licensed and inspected by the state of South Carolina. We are also a member of the South Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association.
Container grown seedlings are grown in special container cells in which the taproot is "air pruned", thus promoting the development of hundreds of fine feeder roots. This process forms a plug of healthy, vigorous roots. When the seedling is harvested, this plug of roots is undisturbed - dramatically increasing the adaptability and growth rate of the seedling. Container grown seedlings are easy to plant and can be planted earlier or later in the season than field grown seedlings.
Gobbler Sawtooth Oak
A fast growing and well adapting oak tree like the Sawtooth but produces a smaller acorn in higher quantities. A superb fall and winter food source for turkey, deer, and quail.
Habitat: Most all moist soils. Needs full sun.
Fast growing, well adapting oak tree that is quick to produce lots of big acorn that are loved by deer.
Habitat: Prefers most moist well-drained soils. Needs full sun.
Swamp Chestnut Oak
The Swamp Chestnut Oak is a big oak tree that produces large acorns in the fall. High timber value.
Habitat: Moist sites including well-drained sandy loam and silty flood plains.
The Chickasaw Plum is a thicket-forming small tree that provides great nesting cover for quail and turkeys as well as countless other wildlife. Deer and turkey relish its sweet red fruit in the late summer and fall.
Habitat: Prefers variety of moist soils, as well as sandy upland sites.
The Bald Cypress is a large needle leaf, aquatic, deciduous tree with enlarged trunk and spreading flat crown. It is a preferred roosting site for wild turkeys. It is widely planted for wetland restoration.
Habitat: Very wet swampy soils of riverbanks and floodplain lakes.
The Allegheny Chinkapin is a medium shrub that produces an abundance of edible, small sweet nuts relished by a variety of wildlife. It also provides great nesting cover for turkey and quail. This is a favorite winter food source for turkey.
Habitat: Upland sandy sites.