Our tree seedlings are here! A month early! In the middle of a pandemic! And during Easter week!
Imagine our surprise when the nursery in Wisconsin delivered 5 packages to our door on Tuesday. So we are doing the best we can with almost everyone being laid off and rolling with our sale.
We will be selling seedlings, following all COVID 19 protocols, from our ReStore tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday, April 9th and 10th from 10 am until 3 pm. And NO the store is not open.
This is a great time to add an agriculture or biology chapter to your kid's school projects!
We want to thank Clare, Claire, Kathy and Anne. They will be wearing masks and gloves and following social distancing guidelines while helping out with this fundraiser.
|Species||Size of seedling||Trees per bundle||Price|
|Lilac - Common||12”-18”||10||$25.00
|Oak - Red||12”-18”||10||$25.00
|Colorado Blue Spruce ||6”–12”||10||$25.00
|White Pine||6”– 12”||10||$25.00|
Common Chokecherry (Prunus Virginiana)
Description: Fast growing hardy small tree or large shrub with white flowers in spring followed by edible dark purple fruit; native to northern US and Canada. Good for preserves and wine; good food and shelter for wildlife. Best in full sun to full shade with well-drained soil. Average height 10-20 ft, spreads 6-10 ft. Seedlings are 1 year old. 12 – 18”
Common Lilac (Syringa Vulgaris)
Description: Medium growing small tree or large shrub with fragrant purple flowers in May to June; flowers are excellent for cutting; bluish green foliage; suckers freely; grows in wide range of soils from moist to dry. Average height 12-15 ft, spreads 10-12 ft. Full sun. Seedlings are 2 years old. 12 – 18”
Red Oak (Quercus Rubra)
Description: Wide, massive shade tree. Fast growing and long-lived oak. The acorns provide food and shelter for wildlife; tolerates a wide range of soil and can tolerate city conditions. Leaves emerge pinkish-red, turn dark green in summer, change to russet-red to bright red in autumn. Average height 80-90 ft. Full sun to part shade. Seedlings are
1 year old. 12 – 18”
Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea Pungens Glauca)
Description: Slow to medium growing; densely formed with stiff silvery-blue to bluish-green needles; thrives in dry, well-drained soils; excellent ornamental and background tree. Average height 35-60 ft. Full sun to partial shade. Seedlings are 2 years old. 6 – 12”
White Pine (Pinus Strobus Lake States)
Description: Fast, vigorous growing open tree with long, soft bluish-green needles; grows well in sandy and other soils. Average height 35-60 ft, spreads 35 ft. Full sun to shade. Seedlings are 3 years old. 6 – 12”
Hibiscus (Hibiscus Moscheutos)
Description: Cold-hardy, wetland plant, vigorous, sturdy, rounded, multi-colored perennial. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. Variety of colors including pink, white or red. Average height 3-7 ft, spreads 2-4 ft. Rooted perennials are 2 years old.
Seedling Care and Planting
We will dampen the roots and place the seedlings in plastic bags when you pick them up. Bring a bucket or mid-sized container to place them in to help keep the roots moist until you plant them. Store seedlings in a cool area out of the sun and wind. Do not soak seedlings in buckets of water. Seedlings should be planted as soon as possible after pickup, and should be watered well before and after planting. Seedlings may be planted by hand or with a planting machine. The most important thing to remember is to make sure that the top of the root mass is covered by approximately 1/2” of native soil. Avoid J-rooting
with the larger root masses. Firmly pack the soil around the seedling. None of the root mass should be exposed.
After planting, if water is available, water the seedlings well. For the first month the seedlings should be watered twice weekly unless there is abundant rainfall (1/2” per week). Keep weeds and grass away from the trees (approximately one foot all around the tree) for the first couple of years.