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Positive roflower
(2 reviews)
On Aug 6, 2017, roflower Chester, NJ wrote:

First time ordering from this source after 15 years of mail ordering Japanese Maples. This is the best ever!! The communication between supplier and purchaser is outstanding. The Japanese Maple I ordered was awesome in size and condition. Shipping expensive - but arrived well packaged and healthy and "happy". The size..a "real plant" with statue - not a newly grafted shrub.

Positive Cearbhaill
(16 reviews)
On May 27, 2016, Cearbhaill Russell, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I just received shipment of three Japanese Maples from Eastfork Nursery (Red Dragon, Koto No Ito, and Moonrise) and could not be more pleased.

They just traveled over 2076 miles, arriving in 80+ degree weather and look as fresh and happy as if I had picked them up at my local nursery. That is an impossibility, of course, as my local nursery carries nothing but Crimson Queens and Viridis- lovely trees (I have them both) but my taste has evolved as I learn more about JM's so I have to resort to online orders to fulfill my need for more rare varieties. And I've purchased from everyone- easily 90+% of all the plants in my gardens were shipped to me.
NONE were in better shape or packaged more carefully that these I just received from Eastfork. Large, well branched, nice looking grafts- trees obviously grown with love under excellent conditions. The selection and size ranges were plentiful- so many more I want that I already have this fall's wishlist started.

If you are on the fence about ordering from so far away, jump off and place that order now.
You will not be disappointed with Eastfork Nursery.

Positive Ncnativefan
(3 reviews)
On Nov 10, 2014, Ncnativefan Charlotte, NC wrote:

Their jap maples are impressive grafts and large. Their shipping is a little pricey but they ship their maples as if they were shipping the most valuable object on earth. Translation: your tree will arrive in immaculate condition so it is well worth it. Wonderful nursery.

Positive gamc00
(1 review)
On Mar 9, 2014, gamc00 Tarpon Springs, FL wrote:

Im really amaze about the customer services in this company: one on one to try to chose the right maple, rapid response, and a good quality of product
They shipped in excellent conditions, no broken branches and with specifics instructions. I will recommend them for future purchases

Positive nrcjlc
(1 review)
On Dec 31, 2013, nrcjlc Covington, GA wrote:

This feedback is a little delayed. We ordered a Hana Matoi early summer. We live on the east coast and tree arrived in 4 days. Very fast delivery and packaged very well. My wife and I are very pleased with our order and plan on ordering more in the future. Tree arrived in excellent condition. Even my mom is wanting to order her first Japanese Maple from here.

Positive directorrod
(12 reviews)
On Jun 22, 2013, directorrod Rockton, IL wrote:

Posted on May 17, 2013, updated June 22, 2013
Eastfork Nursery is always at the top of the list whenever I'm looking for a new Japanese Maple. Sam can be counted on to send beautiful young trees at very reasonable prices. She really cares and it shows. I have been exceedingly happy with all my dealings with Eastfork Nursery.

On June 22nd, 2013, directorrod added the following:

Two new JMs from Eastfork arrived yesterday. Beautiful specimens and I couldn't be happier. You can count on Sam!
Positive plantgnome1
(31 reviews)
On Jun 8, 2013, plantgnome1 nowhere land, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This was my first order from Eastfork Nursery and it won't be the last-I ordered a Acer palmatum dissectum Red Dragon and it arrived today. I must say I have almost never seen packaging as secure and safe than this one. The tree is a real beauty, the lacy foliage is so delicate and beautifully red, it arrived at about 3 feet tall. I had the planting hole already prepared for its arrival with organic matter, tree bark mulch worked into the soil as well as below where the root ball went. I didn't add soil any higher than it was in its pot. I put a short cage around the area to prevent any rampaging squirrels from knocking into it. Can't wait to see it get wider and fuller. Customer service is excellent as well as the directions that came with the tree. Highly recommend!!!

Positive jmlrunhigh
(1 review)
On May 7, 2013, jmlrunhigh Grove City, PA wrote:

A+++++++++++Seller!!!!! Always sends the best healthiest trees. If I am looking for a specific tree or just to add to my collection, Eastfork is the first and usually the only place I buy from online or EBAY!!

Positive magnaastra
(49 reviews)
On May 4, 2013, magnaastra Charleston, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:

My, oh, my! Is Miss Samantha ever an AWESOME lady to business with, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart!!! There was a problem with my first order, so she very kindly, promptly, and cheerfully replaced the first sad little thing with an absolutely huge, perfect, and gorgeous Koto No Ito maple. If there were more folks like Sam out there in the retail sector, plant Heaven would be within reach for those of us who are nothing but hopeless plant addicts. Do not hesitate to buy your maples from Eastfork Nursery. WOW!!!

Positive shameless4108
(1 review)
On Oct 26, 2012, shameless4108 Evansville, IN wrote:

Just received my very first purchase from Sam! I have to say that I am totally impressed with the care given to packaging and the heath of my Japanese Maples. I will be a repeat customer for many years to come.

Positive Chemfree3
(1 review)
On Sep 15, 2012, Chemfree3 Vineland, NJ wrote:

So pleased that I purchased an Amber Ghost maple from Eastfork..a high quality nursery. Sam kindly took a picture of the tree, so I could see it before purchasing. With so much heat this summer, I was concerned about how well it would do being boxed for five days while in transit to NJ. She tagged it and saved it until I notified her that the weather here was ideal for planting. It was shipped on a Monday and arrived on Saturday in perfect condition-even better than trees at the local nurseries. Must add that the price, including shipping, was better too!

Positive Bionoid
(1 review)
On Apr 27, 2012, Bionoid Carmody Hills-Pepper Mill Village, MD wrote:

Great Maple seller. Bought "Villa Taranto" and "Geisha" from Eastfork nursery. they were 1 gallon. The "Villa Taranto" arrived in great condition. but the "Geisha" weren't so lucky, got shock from shipping. + "Geisha" are known for being super temperamental. Sam the Maple Lady full refund and I ordered a 2 gallon "Ukigumo" Loving both plant i got from her. will deal with this seller again in future.

Positive ylekot
(1 review)
On Jun 14, 2011, ylekot Paxton, MA wrote:

Very positive experience. Tree came across country unharmed and in great shape. Very Happy would buy from again. Thank you.

Positive jodoinp
(1 review)
On Jun 14, 2011, jodoinp wrote:

This is what I wrote to this nursery:

Just a note to say my Japanese maples arrived in splendid condition. Your packaging was so complete and loving that I feel I have made a plant adoption rather than a plant purchase. Congratulations and thanks.

Positive sthomson
(1 review)
On May 30, 2011, sthomson Hudson, NH wrote:

Moles ate my cherished 10 year Japanese Maple two years ago and I could not find anyone who could replace it. After reading many reviews on line, I found Sam (Smantha) at Eastfork Nursery. I decided to purchase two Japanese maples. Sam could not have been more helpful, even ready to snap a picture of the selected plants for me. The plants arrived in excellent conditioned packed snuggly with care into the shipping box.

They showed no stress and thrived right out of the box. And that's after being shipped across country (NH). I will definitely be ordering more from Eastfork.

Positive Queala
(14 reviews)
On May 30, 2011, Queala Newport, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

What a great Japanese maple!! Tree was at least three feet tall and nicely branched.Called Sam and placed my order and tree arrived well packed and in the pot! By far the best packing of any maple I have ordered. I will be ordering again. Thanks.

Positive dirt_idig
(7 reviews)
On Apr 30, 2011, dirt_idig Stuart, VA wrote:

I am so glad to have ordered from Sam at Eastfork Nursery. I ordered 2 japanese maples and they were shipped across the country (as I live in Va), arriving in perfect condition. I couldn't be more satisfied if she came and dug the hole for me!!
You won't go wrong dealing with this company.

Positive QBOY6969
(2 reviews)
On Apr 25, 2011, QBOY6969 Roanoke, VA wrote:

Sam (Samantha) at Eastfork Nursery is a delight to deal with...and SO HELPFUL. The japanese maples purchased from her were well packed, shipped on time, BEAUTIFULLY HEALTHY and have thrived !!! Purchase from her and you'll be a happy gardener.

Positive ruggedruss
(1 review)
On Sep 6, 2010, ruggedruss Orting, WA wrote:

Over the past two years, I have purchased between 15 and 20 Japanese maples from "Sam" at Eastfork Nursery. The trees have all been between one and three gallons in size. Every maple I have received has been in great health and looks just it's picture from the listings. The prices are very reasonable and she has a great selection to choose from. What really sets Eastfork Nursery apart from any other mail order nursery I have ever received plants from is the condition of the trees when they arrive at my house. The great care that is taken in gently binding the branches and wrapping the trees before placing them in their shipping containers is nothing short of amazing! I recently received a three gallon maple that has tightly clumped sets of leaves all over it which had over 100 leaves on it. After removing the tree from the box it was shipped in and unwrapping the branches that had to be bound for shipping, I realized that not a single leaf had fallen off in my unpacking. The tree had been picked up by FedEx three days earlier and not a single leaf was anywhere other than where it should be... ON the tree! That is the type of excellent care and customer service I have learned to expect from Eastfork Nursery. I purchase plants from probably ten online nurseries on a regular basis and Eastfork Nursery gets the highest marks for communication, cost, plant quality, and customer service. I highly recommend this nursery to anyone looking to purchase JM's!

Positive Alicha
(1 review)
On Sep 26, 2009, Alicha Killingworth, CT wrote:

We’ve been blessed with a superb selection of Japanese maples from Eastfork Nursery this season. Without exception, every specimen we purchased was full, gorgeous, and healthy (even after a five-day transport across the country.) As a matter of fact, every maple we’ve received this season (several dozen) exceeded our expectations. For Japanese maples, Eastfork Nursery has become our sole supplier, without a doubt. Sam ‘The Maple Lady’ Hatch, provides professional, courteous, and prompt advice. An absolutely delightful and ultra-reliable person to deal with.

Positive ipowell
(1 review)
On Jul 26, 2009, ipowell Temecula, CA wrote:

I just received a beautiful Purple Ghost (Japanese maple). It's large and healthy and I'm very pleased. The transaction was easy and delivery quick. Packaging was great. I would recommend them to anyone who might want to know.

Positive GreatDane2
(1 review)
On May 22, 2009, GreatDane2 Fredericksburg, VA wrote:

I received an Acer Palmatum from East Fork Nursery a few days ago and I am very pleased with this plant. It is a very healthy and totally gorgeous Japanese Maple. Great care was taken when packaging the plant and Fedex did a great job handing it. It was delivered to my front door in Virginia, at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend Eastfork Nursery.

Positive krueller
(5 reviews)
On Apr 29, 2009, krueller Brookpark, OH wrote:

First time i bought a maple from them & i will buy again. What a beautiful specimen i received. The maple is fully in leaf & came to me in Ohio in the best shape of anything i have ever received !! Sam really cares for her Maples & it really shows. I highly recommend them.

On July 6th, 2009, krueller added the following:

This is the beginning of July 2009 & i have bought my second Maple from Sam @East fork Nursery & this to came to me looking great & totally intact . So happy to find their nursery. They are the best !!
Positive GreenandGrowing7
(13 reviews)
On Feb 11, 2009, GreenandGrowing7 Marcola, OR wrote:

The two Japanese Maples I ordered from Eastfork Nursery were large and well branched. Sam did a great job packaging the trees for shipping, and they arrived in perfect condition. She quickly replied to my emails and answered all my questions. Because of the obvious care Sam gives to her plants, I would highly recommend ordering from this nursery. I would not hesitate to order from Eastfork again!

Positive dseaman
(1 review)
On Nov 11, 2008, dseaman Birmingham, AL wrote:

I ordered two Japanes maples from Eastfork Nursery. Sam personally contacted me to let me know that one variety was too small for her standards. She suggested alternatives based upon my sun/soil situation. She packed, shipped, and inquired about the delivery and my satisfaction. I'll buy again. Thank you. It was a great experience.

Positive Herman_Neutics
(3 reviews)
On Oct 5, 2008, Herman_Neutics Philadelphia, PA wrote:

Eastfork is a reliable and knowledgeable verdor. Trust Sam for good service and honest dealings.

Positive prairiestyle
(3 reviews)
On Jul 14, 2008, prairiestyle Omaha, NE wrote:

Nothing but the best from Eastfork! I have bought multiple times from them, and have been more than satisfied with every order. Sam grows beautiful trees, and it's easy to see that she cares for their well-being. Each tree has been wrapped and packaged with obvious care, and they have all thrived in my yard. Plus they're all well-branched, perfectly grafted, and quite healthy.

If you order a Japanese maple from Eastfork, rest assured that you'll be satisfied with the tree you receive.

Positive maplerose
(2 reviews)
On May 26, 2007, maplerose Nipomo, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have nothing except the best to say about this nursery!
Sam is very nice to work with and she knows what she is talking about and truly loves the Japanese maples. I am going to tell my friends about East Fork and my great experience with them. If you want to do mail order this is the place to go.

Positive Davidsan
(17 reviews)
On Mar 30, 2007, Davidsan Springfield, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:

Sam at Eastfork is great to deal with ...she gives personal attention and jpegs of her product and has a nice well rounded selection... Her packaging is first rate and shipping prices are good (if you buy more than one tree). Her prices on most items are very reasonable for the size and age of plants. She is a great person to deal with and you won't be sorry if you buy from her ...I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a bit larger older more mature JM's than you can find most places ...her trees are healthy and well grafted. David

On September 2nd, 2007, myersphcf added the following:

I have now been dealing with Sam and Eastfork for over a year and have bought several trees from her ...I can say with no hesitation you can feel free to buy from her witrh TOTAL confidence and can gurantee you'll getting top quality Jm's at a good price ... I give it my top rating ..David
Positive jillofall
(6 reviews)
On Mar 16, 2007, jillofall Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 5a) wrote:

Excellent packaging and customer service. I'm very happy with the dwarf Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa Nana Gracilis).

Positive oticon
(1 review)
On Feb 19, 2007, oticon Manvel, TX wrote:

Eastfork has excellent customer service, quick replies and shipping, secure and safe packing, great prices and outstanding japanese maples. I highly recommend them and will buy from them again.

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