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Taylor County Land Conservation

Wet Soils Package

Wet Soils Package

Regular price $40.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $40.00 USD
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A blend of 3 shrubs, 1 hardwood and 1 conifer that grow in poorly drained areas. Includes 5 of each (25 total): Nineback, Red Osier Dogwood, Winterberry, Silver Maple & Tamarack.

Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius). Deciduous shrub grows to 5-8’ tall and 4-6’ wide. Its bark peels in strips to reveal reddish brown layers. Spirea-like flower clusters in spring become reddish-pink berries. Adaptable to different soil types. 1-0 seedlings, 12-18”.

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea). An upright shrub known for its deep red stems, white flowers and white berries. Matures at 6-9’ tall with a spread of 7-10’. Prefers moist, well-drained and wet soils. Provides food and shelter to birds and wildlife. 2-0 seedlings, 12-24”.

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata). A deciduous holly typically native to swamps, low woods and shorelines. Grows to 6-12’ tall and 6-12’ wide in full sun to part shade. Showy berries provide year-round interest. Plant in multiples for pollination. 1-0 seedlings, 6-12”.

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum). Very fast growing to a mature height of 50-80’ and spread of 35-50’. Prefers full sun to partial shade. Grows in a wide range of soil, but prefers deep, moist, acidic soil. Massive root system; plant away from sidewalks, foundations and septic fields. Seeds feed birds; trunk cavities shelter  mammals and owls. 1-0 seedlings, 12-18”.

Tamarack (Larix laricina). Matures at 40-70’. A deciduous conifer, needlelike leaves turn yellow and drop in fall. Very cold tolerant, but needs full sun. Grows best in moist to wet organic soils such as swamps. 2-0 seedlings, 12-18.”

Pick-up in late April/early May

Seedling orders must be picked up in person in late April or early May in Medford or Phillips, Wisconsin. Taylor County LCD does not ship trees, shrubs or planting products to individual customers.

The exact pick-up dates will be sent out in early April by email and/or USPS mail. The tree pick-up schedule has typically been on a Thursday, 3-6 p.m. and Friday, 8-11 a.m., for Medford orders and Friday from 8:30-11 a.m. for Phillips orders. If you are unable to pick up your order during those days/times, you may send another person to the pick-up or contact the Taylor County LCD at 715-748-1469 to make other arrangements.

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