Breaking News Bar
posted: 9/9/2013 11:05 AM

Native tree, shrub sale supports eco-friendly program

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • The nonprofit group Conserve Lake County will accept online orders for more than 40 species of native trees and shrubs from Labor Day weekend through Sept. 25. The American cranberry viburnum is being sold in the sale.

      The nonprofit group Conserve Lake County will accept online orders for more than 40 species of native trees and shrubs from Labor Day weekend through Sept. 25. The American cranberry viburnum is being sold in the sale.
    Courtesy of Conserve Lake County

  • The nonprofit group Conserve Lake County will accept online orders for more than 40 species of native trees and shrubs from Labor Day weekend through Sept. 25. A nannyberry is being sold in the sale.

      The nonprofit group Conserve Lake County will accept online orders for more than 40 species of native trees and shrubs from Labor Day weekend through Sept. 25. A nannyberry is being sold in the sale.
    Courtesy of Conserve Lake County

 
Conserve Lake County submission

The nonprofit group Conserve Lake County will accept online orders for more than 40 species of native trees and shrubs from Labor Day weekend through Sept. 25.

Many of the varieties are essential to songbird and butterfly populations and are not available at conventional nurseries and garden centers. All were selected for their home landscaping qualities and many feature stunning autumn colors. Proceeds support the group's eco-friendly lawn and garden program, Conservation@Home.

Learn about the trees and shrubs and place orders at www.conservelakecounty.org. Orders can be picked up Oct. 4 and 5 at Conserve Lake County's office at Almond Marsh Forest Preserve on Almond Road, just south of Route 120.

Most species are sold in five-gallon containers, a convenient, lightweight size that reduces transplant stress and allows the tree or shrub to quickly adapt and begin growing. October is the ideal month to plant trees and shrubs.

Blue beech, butternut and bicolor oak are examples of trees available. Black haw viburnum, Illinois rose and blue-fruited silky dogwood are several of the many shrubs.

Once established, native plants generally require far less care than horticultural cultivars. Also, their deep roots hold and build soil while filtering large quantities of stormwater.

"Planting native trees and shrubs is a gift to yourself and nature in Lake County," said Nathan Aaberg, interim executive director for Conserve Lake County. "It's exciting that more and more people are caring for nature close to home by incorporating native plants."

Established in 1995, Conserve Lake County is a nonprofit organization that serves the many people who desire to keep Lake County's land and water healthy for the well-being of people and wildlife. The member-supported group has preserved more than 400 acres of open space and helps public and private property owners steward natural areas, farmland, and landscaped sites.

Through the Conservation@Home program, Conserve Lake County offers presentations, Internet resources, property consultations and certification of qualifying properties that employ eco-friendly lawn and garden practices.

For details, call (847) 548-5989.

Share

Interested in reusing this article?

Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.

The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.

Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *

Message (optional)

Success - Reprint request sent Click to close
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here