The Big Plant: Native Tree and Pollinator-Friendly Plant Give-Away 2022

Native Plant and Tree Give-Away Aims

to Improve Wildlife Habitat Throughout Door County


Upcoming tree and plant giveaway events:

Saturday, April 30, 10-12 – Sturgeon Bay, YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, May 7, 9-11am – Sister Bay (Stabbur Beer Garden next to Al Johnson’s)
Saturday, May 14, 9-11am – Egg Harbor, Main St Market
Saturday, May 21, 9-11am – Southern Door School

**Please note that demand for free trees and plants is very high and supplies are limited. Come early and be prepared to wait in line. A limit of 3 items per household is requested. (During the YMCA event 1 item per kid, no more than 3 per household.)

Each location will begin the event with the following trees and plants:

Trees: (trees are approximately 6-10” tall, in 2” grow plugs)

  • Northern White Cedar
  • Balsam Fir
  • Red Pine
  • White Pine
  • White Spruce

Pollinator Perennials: (1-2 year perennials are in 2” pots and may still be dormant)

  • Dogtooth Daisy, Helenium autumnale
  • Prairie Blazing Star, Liatris pycnostachya
  • Common ironweed, Vernonia fasciculata
  • Blue/Woodland Phlox, Phlox divaricata

2000 total plants and trees to be given away!

*** Everything you need to know to choose your plants and trees: 
Tree and Plant Cards

*** How to Plant Trees and Perennials:
How to plant

 

Each of these plants and trees is hardy in Door County and is beneficial to insects, birds and wildlife. The trees and plants are not potted and need to be planted the day they are picked up.

Plants and trees are free; a donation is optional. 

Door County Land Trust’s tree and plant give-away event is sponsored by Tom and Bev Lisle, with additional donations from other Land Trust members.

Details about the tree and plant selections will be available at www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org/BigPlant. We suggest reviewing tree and plant info in advance to help choose the right species for your soil type and level of sunlight. Volunteers will be available to answer questions on the day of the event.


Sturgeon Bay, WI
– Door County Land Trust will give away 2,000 native tree and plant seedlings over the next month.  The trees and plants are free and will be available at scheduled locations from Sister Bay to Southern Door over the next four weekends. Saturday, April 30, 10-12 – Sturgeon Bay, YMCA Healthy Kids Day; Saturday, May 7, 9-11am – Sister Bay (Stabbur Beer Garden next to Al Johnson’s); Saturday, May 14, 9-11am – Egg Harbor, Main St Market; Saturday, May 21, 9-11am – Southern Door School. A limit of 3 items per household is requested. New members may join the Land Trust by making a donation of any amount on these days and receive a new member packet and Nature Notes calendar at the event.

The native tree and plant give-away is a part of The Big Plant coordinated by the Climate Change Coalition of Door County. Through organizations partnering on The Big Plant, more than 5,000 trees will be planted.  Door County Land Trust chose to include pollinator-friendly perennial plants in their give-away so those with small properties or apartments would also be able to participate.

“Whether you have a planter on a porch, a small backyard or several acres, you can plant something that helps native insects, birds and wildlife,” says Door County Land Trust director of charitable giving Cinnamon Rossman. “As these trees grow and flowers bloom, they’ll be a reminder of the things we can do to preserve and improve our environment.”

The selection of trees includes, Northern White Cedar, Balsam Fir, Red Pine, White Pine, and White Spruce. The selection of perennial plants includes Dogtooth Daisy (Helenium autumnale), Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya), Common ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata), and Blue/Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata). Each of these plants and trees is hardy in Door County and is beneficial to insects, birds and wildlife. The trees and plants are not potted and need to be planted the day they are picked up.

 

Helenium_autumnale

Helenium Autumnale

For more information about the tree and plant give-away, visit www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org.

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