Native Trees & Shrubs

Fall 2020 sale now open through September 14th!

Special on 1 gallon white and swamp white oaks! Due to the cancellation of events during the pandemic, our partner Majestic Oaks Nursery has an overstock of locally grown 1 gallon white and swamp white oak trees. These are being offered at a 50% price reduction, so don't pass this up! Please email Patty at [email protected] or call 815-675-6240 to arrange for in-person pickup at the nursery in Spring Grove once you've placed and paid for your order through this site. You can also choose to pickup your oak at our September pickup in Woodstock.

Trees and shrubs are grown and provided by our local partner, Majestic Oaks Nursery (Spring Grove).

  • Pickup: September 18-20 by pre-arranged time slot, you will be contacted. Location: TBD (near Woodstock, IL)
  • TLC members receive 10% off their order! Enter MEMBER in the coupon code box at checkout (be sure to hit "enter" after typing in code or discount will not be applied). 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 [email protected] visit and we can help pick plants for your specific needs! Call Sarah Michehl at 815-337-9502 or email [email protected].

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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.