Conservation Tree & Shrub Program

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our program this year! Happy planting and we will see you next year!

Above you will find all of our ordering materials including our online ordering site, our catalog to browse every species and item offered, our fillable order form which now automatically calculates costs for you, tree information sheet for each species offered, planting tips for once you have your trees, and a link to determine your hardiness zone so you know which plants are best suited for your property.

This is a pre-order program that allows landowners the chance to receive tree and shrub seedlings in species that are native or naturalized to New York State. Orders are taken every winter with distribution of trees occurring in April. Each year, the District offers a variety of new species to our sale.


This is your opportunity to improve the value of your property while developing wildlife habitat, minimizing erosion, and enjoying the beauty of the natural world!


What are seedlings, transplants, rooted clumps and dormant plants?  

A seedling is a bare root tree or shrub. We carry one, two and three year seedlings, depending on if it’s a conifer, hardwood or shrub. Seedlings are shipped while dormant, without a root ball or soil, but are covered in a moist material or root dipped to retain moisture.  A transplant is a seedling grown for a year or two,  then replanted to another bed to allow for development of a fibrous root system and more branching. A rooted clump is a dormant rooted plant without top growth. It may not have leafing, but is ready to grow!

 

Beech Tree

Starting this year all of our species information sheets are available online only, as part of an effort to go paperless where possible. These sheets give you all the information you need to know on the species/items you purchased from us!

Just click the button below and you’ll be able to access information on any of our species:

**Please note these sheets are for our current tree sale. If you require a fact sheet for a species offered during a previous year’s sale, feel free to check the USDA plant database or email our office for any questions**

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!

Seedling Planting Tips

               You’ve picked up your plants, now what? Have a look at our tips and guidelines for a successful planting with your new trees and shrubs!

Frequently Asked Questions

Have any questions? Then please see our Frequently Asked Questions guide! If you have any questions that aren’t addressed by this form, then please contact mcswcd@monroecounty.gov for more information!

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