Spring 2020 Tree Sale

Beginning October 1, 2019 we will be taking orders for our April 2020 tree sale. Pick-up will be Friday, April 17, 2020 at our office which is located at 2602 Chicago St., Ste. 300, Valparaiso.

All of the trees have been purchased from private nurseries in Indiana and Michigan. American Arborvitae are being sold in bundles of 10 trees for $20. All other trees are being sold in bundles of 5 trees for $10. The trees range in size from 12-28 inches depending on the species, and all trees are sold bare rooted.  We are pleased to continue to offer the trees at such an amazingly low price due to the commitment of our board members and staff who are eager to promote tree planting in our region. Any proceeds are dedicated to our education programs for children and adults. Each year over 9,000 Porter County elementary students participate in free school programs provided by our department. For more information, EMAIL JARED O'BRIEN  or call 219-462-7515 ext. 3.

American Arborvitae

(Thuja occidentalis)

Conical to narrow pyramidal evergreen tree with scale-like aromatic green foliage in flattened sprays. Tolerates moist soils and grows best in full sun. Intolerant of dry conditions. Grows 20-40 feet in height with a spread of 10-15 feet. Common tree for windbreaks and privacy fences in Porter County.

American Tamarack

(Larix laricina)

Deciduous  pyramidal conifer whose green needles turn to a yellow in fall before dropping. Native to wet and boggy soils. Prefers full sun and can grow to a height of 40-80 feet with a spread of 15-30 feet.

River Birch

(Betula nigra)

Fast growing deciduous tree easily grown in average to wet soils and prefers full sun to part shade. Can be trained as a single trunk or multi-trunked tree for landscape use. Pink to reddish brown bark exfoliates to reveal lighter bark which provides winter interest. Can reach a height of 40-70 feet tall with a spread of 40 feet.

White Flowering Dogwood

(Cornus florida)

Small deciduous tree that typically grows 15-30 feet tall. Known for its showy flowers in spring. Will tolerate clay soils and prefers full sun to part shade. Dark green oval leaves change to attractive shades of red in fall when red berries loved by  birds appear.

White Oak

(Quercus alba)

Large deciduous native tree with rounded lobed leaves which tolerates a range of soil types. Prefers full sun and can grow to a height of 50-80 feet with a spread of 50-80 feet. An important hardwood tree that makes an attractive shade tree.