Native Trees & Shrubs

Native trees and shrubs are available for purchase through TLC! They are grown and provided by our local partners, Glacier Oaks Nursery (Harvard) and Majestic Oaks Nursery (Spring Grove). All oak trees for sale are container-grown at Glacier Oaks Nursery using locally collected acorns.


  • When: Trees and shrubs are available for order March - May 12, 2017. To order, either use this website or call 815-337-9502. To learn more about each species and the important role they play in the support of native pollinators, click on the categories below.
  • Pickup:
    o Friday, May 19th from 10:00am-3:30pm OR Saturday, May 20th from 3:00pm-5:00pm
    o Where: The Land Conservancy office, 4622 Dean Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
  • TLC members receive 10% off their order! Enter MEMBER in the coupon code box. Not sure if you're a member? Call us, 815-337-9502. Become a member now!
  • Planting Instructions:


    It is better to dig the hole wider than deeper. Digging deeper than the root ball depth causes the plant to settle. The width of the planting hole should be two to five times the diameter of the root ball. This loose soil around the root ball allows for quick root growth into the soil from the root ball. When backfilling, do not stomp the soil, as this causes compaction and slows root growth. Either lightly firm the soil or allow water to naturally settle the soil.

  • Care of your new tree/shrub: Thoroughly and gently water your new tree or shrub the first 3-5 days. After that, thoroughly water at least once/week as conditions demand.

  • Need help picking specific trees/shrubs or need advice on using native species? Sign up for a Conservation@Home visit and we can help pick plants for your specific needs! Call Sarah Michehl at 815-337-9502 or email smichehl@conservemc.org.


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Vision: A community where people take care of their home – McHenry County – by conserving land and water resources for all generations to come.

Mission: To preserve natural, agricultural and scenic land forever, in and around McHenry County, by working with private landowners, communities and other like-minded partners.