Online ordering for Citizens for Conservation’s Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale begins on August 13.
To order, go to www.CitizensForConservation.org where there are plant descriptions, growing conditions and habitat benefits. Those who prefer a paper order form can download one from the website, request one by email at email@example.com or phone 847-382-7283.
The plant sale order deadline is August 31, and plant pickup is Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at CFC. The sale is by preorder only; there will be no extra plants for sale on the pickup date.
As an additional benefit for those who would like help planning tree and shrub purchases, a CFC Habitat Corridors volunteer can visit your property free of charge, identify existing native plants and make recommendations for additions that are beneficial for wildlife, children and homeowners. Suggestions can range from rainwater solutions to invasive species identification to adding specific native plants. Interested homeowners can arrange a site visit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit the Habitat Corridors website at http://habitatcorridors.org.
Native trees and shrubs provide food and shelter for birds and butterflies, In addition, they provide the backbone of your landscape, raise your property’s value, reduce energy use and add beauty. Fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs when roots can get established before winter’s cold weather. Native trees and shrubs provide the best choices of woody plants because they absorb stormwater, can survive our extreme temperatures, don't need fertilizer or insecticides and need watering only during the first year or two until they become established.