Fall Tree Sale Fundraiser!
Fall can be an ideal time to plant. Air temperatures and soil moisture tend to be more stable in fall, which can promote rapid root development. We are offering a variety of evergreens this year, as well as tree protection and other planting accessories. Place your order online (click on the images below), by phone or mail in a copy of our Fall Catalog 2019.
Order Deadline is September 30th
Order Pick Up Dates
Friday October 4th 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday October 5th 9:00 am – Noon
Thank you for your order! Your purchase supports conservation programs and projects across the county that benefit our shared water, land and wildlife resources.
Stay tuned. We will be taking pre-orders for an assortment of unique apple trees in October. Apple trees ordered in fall 2019 can be picked up with the rest of your spring order in 2020.
- Deer Hunting
- Game Bird Hunting
- Cider Apples
- Invasive Species Replacement
- Planting Near Walnut Trees
- Planting in Challenging Sites
- Apple, crabapple, and pear trees
- Balsam fir
- Northern white-cedar
- Fruit bearing shrubs – including highbush cranberry and winterberry
- Ginger Gold
- Pink Lady
- Winter Banana
- Lilac, common
- Red Osier Dogwood
- Variety of fruit trees
- Red osier dogwood to replace invasive autumn olive and Russian olive
- Serviceberry to replace invasive bush honeysuckles, Amur honeysuckle, and callery pear
- Spicebush and nannyberry to replace invasive buckthorn
Black walnut trees are allelopathic, which means they can inhibit the growth of nearby plants and trees. Juglone is the allelopathic chemical that is exuded from all parts of the walnut tree. Plants located beneath the canopy of walnut trees are most at risk because juglone from the roots and fallen leaves accumulates there. So what can you plant beneath your walnut trees? A list of some juglone resistant trees and shrubs are listed below. For more information, visit https://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-and-plant-advice/horticulture-care/plants-tolerant-black-walnut-toxicity.
Red and White Oak
Dry, Wet, Sun, Shade, Deer…there are many factors that can make a site “challenging” for selecting trees and shrubs. Here are a few recommendations for those tricky spots.
Hot, Dry and Sunny Sites
Try serviceberry, gray dogwood, junipers (including red cedar), ninebark, bur or Chinkapin oak, sumac or pines
Dry and Shady Sites
Serviceberry will also do well under these conditions, paw paw is another option. Keep in mind that fruit production will be impacted by shady locations.
Moist, heavy soil
Try red or silver maple, yellow or river birch, gray or red osier dogwood, winterberry, tamarack, willows, swamp white oak, white cedar or highbush cranberry.
Deer are generally put off by vegetation that has sharp or very textured foliage or by plants with a strong odor. Keep in mind that deer will eat almost anything if they get desperate enough, but the following items have shown to be deer resistant.
Maples, paw paw, birches, witchhazel, winterberry, junipers (including red cedar), tamarack, spicebush, spruces, oaks and viburnums
Read more about deer resistant varieties at http://www.wildoneslansing.org/deer-management.html.