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Tree Sale 2024

Spring 2024 Tree Seedlings 

Conifer (Evergreen) Tree Seedlings


White Pine- Pinus Strobus 

  • Prefers sandy-loam soils; a void clay-wet soils.

  • Grows 60 to 100 feet tall, 50 to 80 feet wide; growth rate is 3 to 5 feet per year. 

  • Use: widely used in re-forestations and as planting for shade and as a planting for shade and ornamental. Small seedlings are easily transported; adapts to a great variety of soil conditions and grows rapidly.

Colorado Blue Spruce - Picea pungens engelm.                                     (Rocky Mountain Native)

  • Winter cover for wildlife

  • Prefers upland, dry soil

  • Grows 75 to 100 feet tall

  • Hardiness zone 2

  • Description: Striking tree with its foliage; the branches grow in horizontal layers and the needles are pale blue or silver in color.

Concolor Fir - Abies concolor

  • Grows 75 to 100 feet

  • Provides winter cover for wildlife

  • Beautiful ash, gray-brown flattened ridge bark

  • Prefers dry to moist soils

  • Hardiness zone 3​


Norway Spruce Picea abies                                                                

  • Foliage, twigs eaten by White-tailed deer; needles eaten by grouse; winter cover for many specisi

  • Prefers moist soil

  • Grows 75 to 100 feet tall with a 1 to 3 foot diameter trunk and spire-topped crown of branches drooping gracefully to the ground.

  • Sustainable for ornamental planting hedges and windbreaks.

  • Hardiness zone 2

White Cedar – Thuja occidentalis

Description: Tree grows around 50 feet high with a 2-3 feet diameter trunk. Needles are bright green above and pale green below.

Habitat: Prefers moist soil and organic rich soils.

Use: sustainable for ornamental planting hedges and windbreaks.


White Spruce – Picea glauca

  • Tree grows 50 to 70 feet high with a 1 to 3 feet diameter trunk and spire-topped crown of branches drooping gracefully to the ground.

  • Prefers rich moist soils; does not thrive in dry sterile or extremely rich vegetable soil.

  • Sustainable for ornamental planting hedges and windbreaks

Deciduous Tree Seedlings

White Oak – Quercus alba 

  • Grows 80-100 feet tall with a majestic silhouette.

  • Prefers moist, well drained upland soils

  • A favorite nesting tree; provides acorns for feed to turkey, blue jay and ruffed grouse.

  • Hardiness zone 3

Black Walnut – Juglans nigra l.

  • A large tree 70 to 90 feet high with 2 to 4 feet diameter trunk forming a open crown of heavy branches and course branchlets.

  • Prefers moist, well drained soil

  • Valuable timber tree  of the  eastern United States

  • Hardiness zone 3

Sources of information:

Conservation Trees and Shrubs / Pocket ID Guide:

US Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation Services

Peterson Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs by George A. Petrides

The Morton Arboretum, Chicago, IL Website

Prairie Nursery, Wisconsin  Website

Broadleaf Shrub Seedlings

Butterfly Bush - Buddleja davidii

  • Long-blooming shrub or woody perennial with dense clusters of fragrant flowers.

  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds for pollination. 

  • Grows well in sunny borders and dry, open gardens.

  • Considered a sub-shrub as it dies back to the ground in winter.

Highbush Cranberry - Viburnum trilobum

  • Not a true cranberry; part of Viburnum species.

  • Highbush Cranberry blooms in spring with white clusters of tiny florets, surrounded by larger florets.

  • Dark green leaves turn purplish-red in autumn, alongside drooping clusters of bright red berries.

  • The berries soften and sweeten over winter, and are eaten by Cedar Waxwing and other birds.


Pussy Willow - Salix discolor 

  • Short-lived, fast growing native tree or bush; thrives in wet areas.

  • Silky, furry catkins open in early spring before the leaves branch out to signal spring is along the way.

  • Used for decorative flower arrangements and dried bouquets.

Small Tree Seedlings

Domestic Apple  - Pyrus malus

  • Round-topped small tree grows 20 to 30 feet;  6 to 24 inch diameter

  • Can take several years to produce fruit. 

  • Prefers direct sunlight, plant in well drained soil. 

  • Spread from cultivation through the Great Lskes  and Canada;  attracts     deer, pheasans, mourning dove, gray fox and other animals 

Dolgo Crabapple 

  • Showy tree usually grows up to 8 to 10 feet tall with a rounded canopy that spreads 10 feet or more.

  • Thrives in an open location in full sun; prefers acid soil rich in organic matter and well drained.

  • A highly ornamental tree that fits easily into small yards or as spectacular border along fencerows.  Showy, deep pink buds open into fragrant white flowers making it a spring beauty. 

White Flowering Dogwood – Cornus florid L.


  • Small to medium size tree grows 10 to 40  feet with a trunk 6-12 inches

  • Slender, spreading branches.;  white petal bracts bloom in spring before leaves branch out.

  • Prefers rich, well drained soil, usually under the shade of another tree. Grows slowly but long-living once established.

  • Game birds, skunk, deer, rabbit, squirrel feed on branch twigs. 

Shagbark Hickory - Carya ovata

  • Tall growing tree reaches 60 to 90 feet; with a 2 to 3 foot diameter

  • Grows in mature woods, fencerow plantings.

  • Distinctive light-colored bark; shaggy, long loose strips.

  • Produces egg-shaped nuts to attract wildlife.

Eastern Redbud – Cercis canadensis L.


  • Small tree  that grows 40 - 50 feet with a 10-15 inch diameter trunk; divided near the ground into stout branches forming a broad crown. 

  •   Rose colored linear blooms peak in spring before foliage greens. 

  • Prefers borders of streams and rich bottomlands often in the shade of other trees.  Redbud will grow in open sunny yards, as well. 

  • Lovely ornamental tree suitable for town or country growth.

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