Online ordering will be available in early August for Citizens for Conservation's Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale.
This is a great opportunity to add native woody plants to your property. Autumn is an ideal time for planting trees and shrubs; the cool weather allows the plants to establish roots in their new location before spring rains and summer heat stimulate new top growth. Trees and shrubs planted in the fall need less watering and maintenance than those planted in the spring.
The sale will feature plants for any niche, habitat or planting scenario. Plant information will be available on CFC's website, including pictures, plant descriptions, growing requirements and benefits to birds and pollinators. Watch the website at CitizensforConservation.org for online ordering.
All orders must be placed by Tuesday, Sept. 2, and picked up on Saturday, Sept. 20. If that pickup date is not possible for you, CFC will make special arrangements if you contact them.
You must preorder; no additional plants will be available on Sept. 20. You can place and pay for your order online, download and print the order form and mail to CFC or call (847) 382-7283 to receive a paper order form. Plants will be available for pick up at CFC headquarters, 459 W. Highway 22, in Lake Barrington between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Sept. 20.
Not sure about what kinds of native trees and shrubs will work in your yard? CFC's Community Education Committee will provide a special presentation of "Native Trees and Shrubs" at Barrington village hall at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19.
The program will feature slides of many of the trees and bushes that will be available at the fall sale, and will provide useful information on suitable habitat for these native plants. You'll be amazed at the variety and beauty of CFC's native woody plants. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 382-7283.