Go native in your backyard with Fall Tree and Shrub Sale; on-line ordering begins Aug. 1

Discover the proper native tree or shrub to your yard by procuring the DuPage Forest Protect District’s Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale.

On-line ordering begins Monday, Aug. 1.

Gardeners should order bushes and shrubs prematurely; they won’t be able to buy at St. James Farm.

Orders can be crammed on a first-come, first-served foundation whereas provides final and are topic to nursery availability.

Timber and shrubs may be picked up Friday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to six p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to midday at St. James Farm in Warrenville.

The sale will characteristic 41 totally different species of native bushes and shrubs all grown regionally from seed inside 100 miles of DuPage County. A listing of crops on the market may be discovered at dupageforest.org/fall-tree-shrub-sale.

Fall is the most effective time to plant native bushes and shrubs. It provides them an additional rising season earlier than the stress of summer time, and there isn’t any want to fret about younger natives bushes surviving winter as a result of they go dormant — the plant equal of hibernation.



Native bushes and shrubs are good backyard additions as a result of they’re higher geared up to deal with Illinois climate situations and do not require fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides or watering as soon as established.

They supply higher soil stability and meals and habitat for native wildlife, together with pollinators. Native oaks are particularly vital as a result of they’re a keystone species, which means many different crops and animals depend on them for meals and shelter.

All proceeds from the Fall Tree and Shrub Sale go to help instructional programming on the Forest Protect District.

The Forest Protect District of DuPage County has been connecting individuals to nature for greater than 100 years.

Greater than 6.2 million individuals go to its 60-plus forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six schooling facilities and scores of applications every year.

For data, name (630) 933-7200 or go to dupageforest.org, the place you too can hyperlink to the district’s e-newsletter, weblog, Fb, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok pages.


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