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2024 Seedling Tree Sale 

How to Prepare...

-Evaluate your needs & select your site,

-Do some research,

-Measure available space and # of rows needed 

  to produce desired results,

-Plan which species of trees and/or shrubs you

  will need,

-Determine numbers of seedlings that will be


-Plan for their irrigation,

-Plan for protection from animals.

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You will be contacted
when trees are ready for Pick-Up

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Lombardy Poplar, Populus nigra
40' - 50'   Zone 2

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A perfect choice for a fast-growing

privacy screen or windbreak.  Wonderful columnar tree with grayish-green foliage that provides a gorgeous backdrop for smaller trees and shrubs.  Plant in rows about 8 ft. apart for screen protection.  Hardy to -40 degrees F. 

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Norway Poplar,
Cottonwood Siouxland

40' - 60'   Zone 3-9.


NORWAY POPLAR - Fast growing tall tree used for windbreaks and riparian plantings, provides quick cover.  This cotton-less cottonwood tree is extremely hardy  even in toughest soils.  Requires moist soil but can tolerate dry soil after established.  40' to 60' tall, 20'to 35' spread.

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Quaking Aspen
Populus Tremuloides

20' - 50'   Zones 1-7


QUAKING ASPEN is a quick growing and hardy tree.  Flat leaves that flutter or "quake" in the light breeze, turning golden in the fall.  Grows best in moist, well-drained soil on northern or eastern exposure and slopes.  Plant in an area with plenty of room as Quaking Aspens send out sucker roots and more trees will grow from the root system.  

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Rocky Mountain Juniper,
Juniperus Scopulorum
30' - 40'   Zones 3-8

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN JUNIPER- Zone 3-8.  Rugged, pyramidal tree with silvery-blue green foliage.  The foliage is dense and pleasantly aromatic.  The fruits are fleshy berrylike spherical cones - they are bright blue with a whitish bloom and sweet tasting, with thin skins (edible).  Survives well in hot dry summers of the western U.S. 

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Colorado Spruce,
Picea Pungens

30' - 50'   Zones 3-8

COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE - Popular for dense, pyramidal shape.  This tree is a favorite among spruce lovers.  Gorgeous, brilliant, stately. The Colorado Blue Spruce is a slow growing pyramidal shaped evergreen with steel blue foliage. It prefers heavier soils, full sun, and clean cultivation. Will reach a height of six feet in eight years on a good site. Probably the most drought tolerant of all spruce. It is widely used in windbreaks or as an ornamental yard tree or Christmas Tree.  Blue spruce is generally considered to grow best with abundant moisture. Nevertheless, it can withstand drought better than any other spruce.  It can withstand extremely low temperatures (-40 degrees C) as well.  30'–50' tall and a spread of 10'–20' at maturity.

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White Pine,
Pinus strobus
50' - 100'   Zones 3-8

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WHITE PINE - Often called the Eastern White Pine, it is a stately, graceful plume-like tree.  Growing from a straight trunk, its branches are horizontal and tiered, 1 row added each year.  Tufts of light-to bluish-green needles are borne in feathery clusters of five toward the ends of the twigs.  It produces cones 6-8 inches long.  Grows in a wide range of soil conditions.  Good animal habitat.  Wood used for furniture, cabinets, and carvings.     

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American Plum
Prunus Americana
12' - 20'   Zones 2-9

AMERICAN PLUM - The American Plum is a fast-growing single-trunk tree or multi-stemmed shrub with many wildlife benefits.  It will readily sucker from the ground up around the root zone growing into a large erect shrub and form a dense spreading thicket as it ages.  It can be pruned into a small tree.  In the spring, clusters of 1” white flowers will form.  Fruit will form over summer, and mature in August and September.  The plums can be used in jellies, preserves, and even eaten raw and is excellent wildlife habitat.

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Blue Artic Willow,
Salix purpurea

To 5'   Zones 4-8

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WHITE LILAC   Full sun.  This compact, rounded, deciduous shrub features attractive purple stems and very narrow blue-green leaves growing in pairs and are 2 to 4 inches long. Light green flowers bloom in late April, eventually with ornamentally insignificant fruit. The stems are smooth and slender.  Growth is rapid, reaching from 2 to 5 feet in two years. Slender and supple twigs can be used to make baskets.

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Prunus Virginiana
20' - 30'   All Zones

CHOKECHERRY, Common - Full sun to part shade.  Chokecherry is a small suckering hardy tree or large shrub.  It has broad leaves and dense, elongated, terminal white flower clusters in the spring.  Chokecherry fruits turn dark purple and are edible in July and August.  Excellent food for birds.  Makes great jelly or syrup.

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Common Purple Lilac
Syringa Vulgaris
To 12'   Zones 2-8

COMMON PURPLE LILAC - Lovely clusters of lavender flowers grow from the branch tips in mid-spring. They make a wonderful contrast to the dark green leaves. Abundant clusters of sweetly fragrant, purple flowers in mid-spring on a vigorous, upright, multi-stemmed shrub with heart-shaped, green foliage. Ideal as a flowering hedge or screen. Plant near a window or pathway where the fragrant blooms can be enjoyed. Deciduous.

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Sambucus Canadensis
5' - 15'   Zones 3-10

ELDERBERRY - This thicket forming shrub with bright green leaves has large, flat showy clusters of white, fragrant flowers in spring. The flowers are followed by clusters of dark purple to black, berrylike fruits in late summer and fall. The fruit is attractive to birds and mammals and may be used to make jelly, pie and wine. It is high in antioxidants. Elderberries prefer well-drained soil. The shrub reaches full berry production in the third or fourth year. Canes lose vigor after 3 years and should be removed at ground level during dormancy.  They prefer sun but will adapt to part shade. To harvest, cut berry clusters from the plant, then strip berries. Use quickly or freeze to preserve.

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Viburnum Lentago

12' - 15'   Zones 2-8


NANNYBERRY - A versatile native shrub with excellent year-round interest, Nannyberry Viburnum features showy white flowers in May and burgundy leaf color in autumn with dark blue berries. A large upright shrub, it spreads by roots to form colonies and makes an excellent privacy screen or hedgerow.  It can be maintained as a small tree by pruning stems and removing the suckers at the base. Adaptable to a wide range of soils. Very shade tolerant in nature, it grows larger in open sunny areas.  Nannyberry offers excellent support for birds and pollinators, and serve as host plants to numerous butterflies and moths. They tend to flower profusely whether or not pollination occurs. The edible berries can be used to make jams and jellies.

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Redosier Dogwood, Cornus Sericea

6' - 8'   Zones 3-8

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REDOSIER DOGWOOD is loved for its hardiness and versatility.  It can grow in a myriad of conditions, including wet soil.  its thicket-forming bush structure makes it a great hedge option.  The fibrous root system provides effective erosion control on banks and slopes. 

The Redosier Dogwood is very popular for its deep red stems.  The vibrant red hue remains through winter, creating a pop of color in the snowy gray months.


Smooth Sumac
Rhus Glabra

8'-15'    Zones 3-8

SMOOTH SUMAC - A North America native thicket-forming shrub or small tree with a spreading crown. Dark green foliage turns bright shades of red and orange in fall.  Bark is grayish-brown.  Flowers late May–July, with dense clusters 5–9 inches long.  Fruits August–September, compact clusters, fruit seeded and round, about ⅛ inch in diameter, dark red with red velvety hairs. Birds eat the fruit. Rabbits and deer eat the leaves and twigs.

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