Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District

Tree Sales

2020 Fall Tree & Native Plant Sale

All trees and shrubs are 3 gallon containers (ranging from 2 - 8 ft tall). All native plants are 1 gallon containers.
Final orders must be in by October 13th. Pick-Up Dates: Monday 10/26 & Tuesday 10/27 8:30 am to 5 pm.

A thumbnail image of a Pecan Tree.

PECAN - $18.00 EACH

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The pecan is one of the most important native nut trees in North America. It is a large, straight-trunked tree native to river bottoms and rich fertile soils. The nut, a beloved pie ingredient, ripens in the fall.


Size Range:

  • Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/pecan.htm


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AMERICAN CHESTNUT - $20.00 EACH

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The American chestnut was once the king of the forest. It was a magnificent tree used for lumber and for food. Then the chestnut blight came in and began to decimate this species in the early 1900s. The American chestnut is not extinct. It survives in the wild in the form of root systems and stump sprouts. There are also ongoing efforts to develop trees that are resistant to the disease.


Size Range:

  • Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/am_chestnut.html


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BLACK WALNUT - $18.00 EACH

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The black walnut is a Chicago-area native tree that provides excellent shade for large properties. It needs to be sited with care, since the tree produces a chemical that is toxic to some other plants. The fruit is a rounded, yellow-green husk, containing a nut that is a food source for squirrels. The black walnut also attracts the banded hairstreak butterfly, serving as a caterpillar host.


Size Range:
  • Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/black_walnut.htm


A thumbnail image of an Eastern Red Cedar tree

EASTERN RED CEDAR - $18.00 EACH

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These cold-hardy, adaptable evergreen trees serve many purposes in the landscape, especially in sites that are dry, alkaline or windy. The foliage of scale-like needles is attractive but prickly. In late summer and fall, many junipers have blue-green berry-like fruits, actually modified cones, that attract birds. Because they are quite salt-tolerant, they can be used near roads, driveways, and sidewalks and used as windbreaks.


Size Range:
  • Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/red_cedar.htm


A thumbnail image of a Norway Spruce tree

NORWAY SPRUCE - $18.00 EACH

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Norway spruce is a large, pyramidal tree with long, cylindrical cones that hang like ornaments from the weeping branches against the dark green foliage. This sun-loving, 50- to 80-foot-high tree is often used as windbreaks, screens, or hedges in large-scale landscapes.


Size Range:
  • Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/nor_spruce.html


A thumbnail image of a White Pine tree

WHITE PINE - $18.00 EACH

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The Eastern white pine is a tree for landscapes with ample space. Its fine feathery needles, open canopy, and straight trunk get more picturesque with age. Trees are fast-growing and long-lived. Extremely cold tolerant and multiple wildlife benefits for small mammals, songbirds, and moths.


Size Range:
  • Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/white_pine.htm


A thumbnail image of a Paw Paw tree

PAW PAW - $20.00 EACH

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Whether planted in full sun or part shade, the pawpaw tree, native to the Midwest, works well as a specimen, or can be useful as a screen. Nodding, dark purple flowers in the spring, elongated edible fruit in the summer, and a yellow to yellow-green fall color add to the appeal of this small understory tree. Edible, cylindrical, 6-inch-long, yellowish green fruits which mature in early autumn. Flavor and flesh consistency of the fruit resembles that of bananas. Best fruit production occurs when two trees are growing near one another.


Size Range:
  • Small tree (15-25 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/pawpaw.htm


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WHITE OAK - $18.00 EACH

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Majestic state tree of Illinois. White oak is a native, long-lived stately tree with wide-spreading horizontal branches and wine-red fall color. A long-lived, stately tree for large landscapes, parks, and farmsteads. Does not tolerate wet conditions, best planted in well-drained sites.


Size Range:
  • Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/white_oak.htm


A thumbnail image of a Swamp White Oak Tree

SWAMP WHITE OAK - $18.00 EACH

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Swamp white oak is a striking tree with attractive peeling bark, especially on young trees. The lustrous, lobed leaves have a two-tone appearance, dark green on top with a silvery-white underside. Fall color is an orange-gold to yellow in mid-autumn. An excellent shade tree for any landscape.


Size Range:
  • Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/swwh_oak.htm


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BUR OAK - $18.00 EACH

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The stately bur oak, native to the Midwest, is a great choice as a shade tree and for specimen plantings in parks, spacious yards, and other large areas. Its massive trunk has gray to brown furrowed bark and its branches bear lustrous dark green leaves that turn yellow-brown in fall. Large acorns with fringed caps attract birds and small mammals.


Size Range:
  • Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/bur_oak.htm


A thumbnail image of a Northern Red Oak Tree

NORTHERN RED OAK - $18.00 EACH

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Northern red oak is native to the Midwest and is one of the faster growing oaks for the home landscape. The leaves are handsome throughout the year, emerging pinkish-red, turning lustrous dark green in summer, and changing to russet-red to bright red in autumn. Its tolerance of salt and air pollution makes it a good tree for more exposed areas.


Size Range:
  • Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/red_oak.html


A thumbnail image of an American Persimmon Tree

AMERICAN PERSIMMON - $18.00 EACH

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Persimmon is a native tree that is easily recognized in winter by its unusual rugged, blocky bark. Female trees produce large orange-brown fleshy fruit that are edible after the first frost. Thick, dark green leaves turn a yellow fall color. Native persimmon is not readily available in nurseries. Tolerant of wide range of soil moisture and pH levels.


Size Range:
  • Medium Tree (25 – 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/persimmon.htm


A thumbnail image of an American Tulip Tree

TULIPTREE - $18.00 EACH

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The tuliptree is one of the largest native trees in North America. It is a member of the magnolia family and has distinct tulip-shaped characteristic in its leaves, flowers, and fruit. The showy, goblet-shaped, orange-yellow-green flowers appear in late spring after the leaves; the cone-like seed clusters sit upright on the branches. The golden-yellow fall color of the tuliptree makes this an excellent choice for large landscapes.


Size Range:
  • Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/tulip_tree.htm


A thumbnail image of a Sweet Gum Tree

SWEET GUM - $18.00 EACH

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Sweet-gum is known for its unique star-shaped leaves with outstanding yellow, red, and purple fall color. It can be an excellent shade tree in the right location, away from foot traffic where the spiky "gumball" fruits will not be an annoyance.


Size Range:
  • Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/sweet_gum.html


A thumbnail image of a Redbud Tree

REDBUD - $18.00 EACH

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In April and May, many neighborhoods are brightened by the purplish-pink flowers lining the dark branches of redbuds before their leaves open. This native plant, evolved in the understory and along wood edges of forests. It works especially well among evergreens that contrast with its color and shelter it from intense sunlight.


Size Range:
  • Small tree (15 – 25 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/redbud.htm


A thumbnail image of American Hazelnut

AMERICAN HAZELNUT - $15.00 EACH

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American hazelnut is a thicket-forming native shrub, excellent for naturalizing, woodland gardens and shade areas. Showy male flowers (catkins) add early spring interest, dark green leaves turn a beautiful kaleidoscope of colors in the fall. The nuts mature from September to October, attracting seed-eating birds, such as blue jays and woodpeckers.


Size Range:
  • Large Shrub (6-10 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/am_hazelnut.htm


A thumbnail image of an Elderberry Tree

ELDERBERRY - $15.00 EACH

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Common elderberry is a large multi-stemmed, native shrub with showy white flower clusters in mid-summer followed by juicy, blue-black fruits. Plants are coarse and best used for naturalizing or as a back of the border hedge. Attracts many birds and pollinators. Clusters of purple-black, berry-like fruit (drupe) at end of branches. Juice is used to make jams, jellies and wine.


Size Range:
  • Large Shrub (6-10 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/cm_elder.htm


A thumbnail image of a Buttonbush Tree

BUTTONBUSH - $15.00 EACH

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Buttonbush is great shrub for naturalizing in wet areas. The glossy green leaves and fragrant, round flower clusters during mid-summer attract butterflies. Native to the Chicago area and the eastern United States, buttonbush attracts more than 24 species of birds, as well as numerous species of butterflies.


Size Range:
  • Large Shrub (6-10 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/buttonbush.htm


A thumbnail image of a Downy Serviceberry Tree

DOWNY SERVICEBERRY - $15.00 EACH
SOLD OUT
Downy serviceberry is a native four-season plant offering white flowers in spring, small red berries in summer, excellent fall color and gray bark in winter. The fruit is usually eaten very quickly by birds, but is edible for humans – similar to small blueberries.


Size Range:
  • Small tree (15-25 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/dwn_service.html


A thumbnail image of a Trumpet Vine.

TRUMPET VINE - $15.00 EACH

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Trumpet vine is a woody, clinging vine which attaches itself to structures by aerial rootlets. It can rapidly grow to 30 to 40 feet high. Terminal clusters of 2 to 3 inch long, red trumpet-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds throughout the summer.


Size Range:
  • Large vine (up to 40 feet)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/trumpet_creeper.htm




A thumbnail image of the six different flowers included in the Special Fall Pollinator Pocket.

SPECIAL FALL POLLINATOR POCKET – ALL SIX PLANTS FOR $50

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Aromatic Aster

Aromatic aster creates showy mounds of blooms in fall and is excellent for native landscape gardens. Asters will grow on disturbed sites and can be used for wildlife habitat restoration. Aromatic aster is attractive to pollinators including: long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, small to medium-sized butterflies and skippers. Many kinds of insects feed on the foliage and other parts of asters.

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/aromatic_asterx.htm


Butterfly Milkweed

Butterfly weed, like other milkweeds is a nectar source for many species of butterflies, giving it its common name. It is also a caterpillar and larva host for the monarch butterfly, which may blend in with the abundant clusters of vibrant orange flowers that cover the tops of these perennial plants in summer. Butterfly weed is native to prairies and glades in the Chicago area and the Midwest.

https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/btf_milkweedx.htm


Nodding Wild Onion

Nodding wild onion is native in open woods and slopes from Canada to Mexico, including northern Illinois. Mounds of flat, grass-like leaves support stalks of nodding, bell-shaped, pinkish-white flower clusters in June through August. Great plant for front of the border, rock garden, and naturalized areas.

https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/nod_onionx.htm


Blue Wild Indigo

Blue false indigo is a large, showy, shrub-like plant with gray-green leaves and 10 to 12” medium blue flowers in May. The pea-like flowers are followed by black seed pods which are interesting enough to leave up over the winter. Reliable, drought-resistant and long-lived, blue false indigo provides a strong structural presence in a garden. Queen bumblebees are the primary pollinators of the flowers.

https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/bl_indigox.htm


Wild Quinine

As an ornamental, wild quinine may be overlooked in favor of showier plants—its slender habit and tiny bright white flowers make it easy to mix in as “filler” among other plants like baby’s breath in a bouquet. The plant mixes especially well with orange butterflyweed. The two plants will grow without competing with one another and look marvelous when in bloom together. Best for supporting a treasure-trove of tiny pollinators including predatory wasps, flies, and solitary bees.

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/wild_quininex.htm


Rough Blazing Star

Rough blazing star is a upright, clump-forming perennial boasting fluffy spikes densely packed with deep rose-purple flowers. Attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds this beautiful native plant enjoys a long season of interest from late summer to fall and supplies winter bird food. Easy to grow and low care, Blazing Star adds a strong vertical accent to landscape borders or prairie gardens.

https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/rgh_blazingstarx.htm