Native varieties of trees and shrubs available through county tree program
A wide variety of trees and shrubs are available for sale through the Kenosha County Tree Program. Kenosha County has offered these native species for more than 25 years and in that time has sold nearly one million trees.
The purpose of the program is to encourage area residents to plant native trees and shrubs for conservation and wildlife enhancement.
The program offers transplants and seedlings of a variety of pines, hardwoods, and shrubs at a cost of $20-$25 per bundle of trees or shrubs, depending on the variety ordered. There are 25 plants in a bundle. Varieties of trees and shrub species are dependent upon availability, weather conditions, past sales success, tree performance and general demand trends. This year, among various other species, the stock includes white pine, Frasier fir, black walnut, river birch, lilacs, and white flowering dogwood.
The sale is open to the interested public in the Kenosha County area.
Trees and shrubs are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and picked-up by the customer and the supply is limited.
Order forms can be obtained at the Department of Planning and Development, 19600 75th St., Bristol, or on the Kenosha County Website at http://www.kenoshacounty.org/plandev/conservation/tree_prgm.html. March 1 is the deadline for order forms and the payment to the Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development Office.
Tree pickup day is typically in mid- to late April. Purchasers will be contacted by mail when the pick-up date is finalized.
For more information, contact the Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development at 262-857-1895.