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Order your fall trees, shrubs at Citizens for Conservation sale

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  • The Blackhaw-viburnum pictured is just one of the many native trees and shrubs available through the Citizens for Conservation annual Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale.

      The Blackhaw-viburnum pictured is just one of the many native trees and shrubs available through the Citizens for Conservation annual Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale.
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Submitted by Citizens for Conservation

Online ordering will be available in early August for Citizens for Conservation's Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale.

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.

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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 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 Sept. 20. 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 pickup at CFC headquarters, 459 W. Hwy. 22, in Lake Barrington, between 9 a.m. and noon 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 the Barrington village hall at 7:30 p.m. 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. RSVP to cfc@citizensforconservtion.org or (847) 382-7283.

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