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Conservation Tree & Shrub Program!

WE HAVE CHANGED THE DATE AND LOCATION OF OUR SALE. SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.This pre-order program allows landowners the chance to receive tree and shrub species that are native to New York State. The District is offering a variety of new species including Northern Catalpa, Black Walnut, Eastern Redbud and more! Orders are taken every winter with distribution occurring in April. If you preordered plants, remember to come pick them up at our distribution! This will be held at the Town of Chili Parks Building (3235 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY, behind the town of Chili Senior Center) from 9-5 on May 28th and the 29th. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive information about future programs.

Our sale has concluded for this year. If you're interested in the kinds of trees we offered in 2020, please see our catalog catalog here. If you missed out on your chance to place an order, don't worry! We have a first-come first-serve overstock sale on May 30th from 9-11 at the Town of Chili Parks Building at 3235 Chili Avenue, where you can purchase many of the trees we provide. Note: we cannot gurantee that every species in our catalog will be available at the overstock sale.

2020 Tree and Shrub Program Important Dates:
Friday, March 6th - Ordering Deadline
Thursday/Friday, May 28th/29th (9:00 am- 5:00 pm) - Tree Distribution
Saturday, May 30th (9:00 am - 11:00 am) - Overstock Sale
Friday, June 5th - Tree Forfeiture Deadline (all uncollected trees by this date will be foreited)

Have questions? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions form! If you have a question not addressed on this form then please contact

Frequently Asked Questions

For directions to the Monroe County ecopark facility visit: here. Please note that there will not be household recycle collection hours available during our pre-order distribution. No ecopark staff will be available at that time.

Compost mulch will continue to be available at the ecopark during both the Tree and Shrub pre-order distribution and overstock sale. This is a great source for you to obtain excellent nutrients and cover for your plantings!

2020 Conservation Tree and Shrub Program Planting Information

Plant Fact Sheet

Planting Tips

Looking to start composting?

The following links will help you get started:
Backyard Gardener
Penn-State SolutionSource
Cornell University Gardening Resources

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