Hardwood Trees for Planting Spring 2021
November 12, 2020
Fall is almost over. It’s time to think spring. Think spring tree planting. The Green County Land & Water Conservation Department is offering 10 varieties of trees and three varieties of shrubs for landowners interested in planting trees next spring. The tree varieties are: Bur Oak, Red Oak, White Oak, Swamp White Oak, Sugar Maple, Black Walnut, American Plum, American Arborvitae, White Pine, and Norway Spruce. Shrubs available are: Redosier Dogwood, American Hazelnut, and Common Ninebark. The trees and shrubs are bare root, and range in height between 7 inches and 3 feet depending on species. The cost is $2.00 per tree with a minimum order of 10 per species 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 Walnut and American Arborvitae have been offered by the county.
5’ tree tubes, Mycorrhizal root dip, and nutrient packs are also available to order. Tree spuds can be “rented” for just a deposit. The tree planters are waiting to be rented. You can plant a lot of trees fast with a tree planter. Get on the planter schedule now.
Trees can be ordered by contacting the LWCD directly by phone or by ordering through the Green County website http://www.co.green.wi.gov. We also have order forms in the office if you want to stop by and pick one up. 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 Thursday, December 31st. Trees are scheduled for pick up April 22nd and 23rd.