WHY ARE PLANTS AND TREES SO EXPENSIVE?
Due to the severe snowstorm we had in Texas in February 2021 growers lost millions of dollars in crops thus creating a nationwide shortage of plant material. The majority of the plant material you see has to be imported from other states which is very expensive due to the rising cost of fuel. Thus the cost of plants and trees has risen between 30 and 50 percent depending on the type of plants or trees you want.
Out of state growers are having to step up production to help out while growers in Texas grow new crops to fill the void. That means out of state growers are having to crank out plant material as fast as possible. Due to that fact we are seeing plant material come in at half the size we are used to receiving. For example, we were used to getting 30-gallon red tips at 6′ tall last year and every year prior. Now we are lucky to get them in at 4′ tall. We have zero control over what is going on in the marketplace but we strive to locate the healthiest largest plants and trees available.
WHAT I DO, HOW I DO IT AND WHY I DO IT THAT WAY?
La Tejana caters to a niche market working directly with growers to bring their products to the marketplace. Our clients have one thing in common: they are super busy and want to be able to pick up the phone or get on the internet and place their order and have it delivered and installed promptly. La Tejana Tree Sales is service oriented and works directly for the consumer.
The other thing I want to clarify is that I do not keep a nursery I’m a broker. Nurseries are a 24-hour a day 7-day a week operation. They require a lot of employees and are very expensive to maintain. I like working out in the field visiting growing operations all over South Texas so that I know what is readily available to deliver and install for my clients. That takes a lot of work and requires me to have my boots on the ground.
We serve our private clients by:
- Promptly procuring the landscape material they desire.
- Delivering the plants and trees to their home or office.
- Installing the plants and trees if the customer so desires.
We sell, deliver and install the following landscape material:
- Always green trees.
- Fast growing trees.
- Flowering trees.
- Exotic palm trees.
- Plants and shrubs.
we deliver statewide but only install within 2-hours of san antonio
I specialize in locating large quantities of plants and trees, selecting them, delivering them and/or installing them fast. If you only want your order delivered and not installed please keep in mind that when you receive your order you will have to unload the trailer yourself when it arrives. That means that you have to have whatever equipment is necessary to remove that load on site such as a skid steer. We deliver statewide but we only install within 2-hours of San Antonio. We can usually get your order out to you within 72-hours that is unheard of in the industry.