Menu

Tree Program

Announcements

Tree & Shrub Sales Program

Spruce, Click Here To Enlarge

The new 2021-2022 Tree Program is now open for ordering, with pick-up being April of 2022.  All trees/shrubs will be sold in bundles of 25, supplies are sold in individual quantities.  We have 2 new varieties this year, River Birch (hardwood) and Nannyberry (shrub).  Both are native to the Midwest.

We have a few changes this year, we will NOT be offering seedlings, but what we will continue to have is: evergreens, hardwoods, and wildlife shrubs/small trees, sizes listed on the order form. This year we had to increase prices on 2 varieties due to higher product costs and limited supplies as well (Quaking Aspen, Sugar Maple). We will still offer tree supplies on the order form.  You will see a slight increase in prices overall, due to increase in costs for the trees and supplies, as well shipping has significantly increased from previous years. 

           

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP, NO SHIPPING OPTION IS AVAILABLE! The Tree Pick-Up Program will take place Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.  If an emergency comes up where you can not get your trees, please contact us immediately to make arrangements differently.  No orders will be refunded for no-show, no pickup. 

The Tree & Shrub Sales Program provides landowners an avenue to purchase small quantities (25 minimum) of quality trees and shrubs. Revenue from these programs goes to fund our local scholarship and youth programs. Contact the Land & Water Conservation Department for information. Telephone: (608) 742-9670.

Order deadline is Friday, April 1, 2022.

                     

The Tree & Wildlife Shrub Program provides landowners an avenue to purchase small quantities (25 minimum) of quality trees and shrubs. We continue to sell over 50,000 trees annually.

We purchase the products in bulk and pass the savings on to the landowners, while still making revenue for the LWCD. Revenue from these programs goes to fund our local scholarship and youth programs and some I/E efforts along the way.

Tree Sales Program

The LWCD is offering a County tree sales program that requires a minimum of 25 trees (same species) per order. There are no restrictions on where to plant or how to use these trees. This is helping to provide a service to landowners within the county and throughout the state, who just want a few trees for landscaping, wildlife habitat, Christmas trees, etc. (The LWCD assists the DNR Forester with providing information concerning the DNR tree sales program. The DNR program requires a larger reserve order, some at a minimum of 1000 trees per order.)

Knowing the real value of this program is impossible because of variables. However, a report by Michigan State University states that a fifty-year-old tree will have provided the following:

$ 31,250.00 worth of oxygen
$ 62,000.00 worth of air pollution control
$ 37,500.00 worth of water recycling
$ 31,250.00 worth of soil erosion controls
$162,000.00 total worth per tree