Wildlife Package

Wildlife Package

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Tree Pick-up will be in mid-April to early May. Details will be sent to those who order in early spring.

This package includes mix of hardwoods and shrubs for building wildlife habitat. Includes 5 of each species (25 seedlings total): Bur Oak, Sycamore, Paper Birch, Gray Dogwood and Ninebark.

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa). Named for its wild and wooly acorns, this oak makes a great shade tree and yields plenty of acorns for wildlife. Grows to 70-80’ tall and 30-100’ wide. Tolerates a variety of soil conditions. 1-year-old seedlings, 12-18”.

Sycamore (Plantanus occidentalis). Matures at 75-100’. with a massive trunk and a crown of huge, crooked branches. Prefers full to partial sun and moist, deep, rich soils, but adaptable to a wide variety of soils. Seeds provide winter food for birds, including goldfinch and chickadees, and small mammals. Older trees provide nesting for owls, chimney swift and wood ducks. 1-year-old seedlings, 12-18”.

Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera). Sometimes called Canoe or White Birch, this cold-climate species matures up to 80 feet tall. Fast-growing. After 6-8 years, dark brown bark gives way to chalk white bark that peels in papery layers. Golden fall color. Leaves are browsed by deer, while numbers birds, including ruffed grouse, and small mammals eat buds, catkins and seeds. Paper birch is also a favorite feeding tree for sapsuckers and hummingbirds. 1-year-old seedlings, 10-24”. $28

Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa). Tough, low-maintenance shrub blooms with white flowers in June that attract birds and butterflies. White fruit feeds mammals and many birds, including Northern Cardinal, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker and Eastern Bluebird. Seeds are a favorite food of ring-necked pheasant and thickets provide good cover. Matures at 10-15’ tall and 10-15’ wide. Best in full sun to partial shade. Adapts to many soils, including rain gardens. $25

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 provide nectar for pollinators, then become reddish-pink berries. Excellent hedge, a favorite nesting shrub for birds, and good erosion control plant. Highly adaptable to different soil types. 1-year-old seedlings, 12-18”.