Hardwood Trees for Planting Spring 2020
October 31, 2019
Fall is here! The trees are turning colors. When looking at the colorful trees, we should be considering next year’s colors too. The Green County Land & Water Conservation Department is offering nine varieties of trees and two varieties of shrubs for landowners interested in planting next spring. The tree varieties are Bur Oak, Red Oak, White Oak, Swamp White Oak, Sugar Maple, Shagbark Hickory, American Plum, White Pine, and Norway Spruce. Shrubs available are Serviceberry and Black Currant. The trees and shrubs are bare root, and range in height between 1’-4’ depending on species. The cost is $20.00 for a bundle of 10, and must be ordered in increments of 10.
Most of the trees and shrubs are native to the area, except the Norway Spruce. The species offered cover a broad range of soil types and moistures, from dry to very wet. This is the first year Black Currant has been offered through the county.
Five foot tree tubes, Mycorrhizal root dip and nutrient packs are also available to order. Tree spuds can be “rented” for just a deposit. The two tree planters can be rented for $20/1,000 trees planted with a minimum charge of $40. The tree planters schedule is wide open now.
Trees can be ordered by contacting the LWCD directly by phone and walk-in, or by ordering through the LWCD website at https://greencountylwcd.com/services/tree-sales/. If you are unsure about what trees will work in your particular soil, have any questions about the trees or how to order, stop in or give the Green County Land & Water Conservation Department a call at (608) 325-4195. We will be taking orders until Tuesday December 31st. Trees are scheduled for pick up April 23rd and 24th.