Tree Sale

2018 Spring Tree Sale

We are officially taking orders for the 2018 Spring Tree Sale! It is first-come, first-served from now through April 9th. You can order online here: https://squareup.com/store/bcd

We are very excited to continue to offer a wide variety of native species at our future spring tree sales. What are native species and why are they important? “Native species” is a term used to describe a species, in this case a tree or shrub, which has historically been found in an area without having been brought here by humans.

What makes this so important is that it means that individual plants of these species have a complex combination of traits that have been selected for over millions of years so that they are particularly well-suited to this area and the other organisms that are found here.

What this means for you is that, when planted in the appropriate spot, native plants require less watering and maintenance over the years than non-native species and are more likely to withstand the wide range of extreme weather conditions in this area. They are also more resistant to local “pests”. Native plants are better-suited for sustaining diverse native wildlife communities and are much less likely to become problematic.

Here is the list of trees and shrubs we will be offering this year: white spruce, white cedar, eastern redcedar, white pine, american larch, american hazelnut, redbud, red mulberry, chinkapin oak, tulip poplar, butternut, downy serviceberry, common pawpaw, highbush cranberry, ninebark, sweet crabapple, american plum, red haven peach semidwarf, northern spy apple dwarf, honeycrisp apple semidwarf.

Keep checking back to learn more and let us know if there is a native tree or shrub you would like to see sold next year by contacting us at sarah.nelson@macd.org