Ive been thinking about the competition and Im not gona spend a whole lot of money buying up to 40 seedlings to make one tree. Plants aren't that cheap where i live. So instead im going to grow as many seeds as I can now and will have to do with what I have in December.
MWid: look at mailorder 'bare root' 'forestry' material. A lot of growers will sell bundles of say 50 acers, 1-2 years old, bare rooted for as little as 50cts per plant. Offers typically start mid-winter.