Conservation Tree & Shrub Program
We are no longer accepting orders for the 2023 Tree & Shrub Program.
Order pick-up is April 20 and April 21, 2023 at the Monroe County ecopark from 9 am until 5 pm.
The overstock sale will be held April 22, 2023 at the Monroe County ecopark from 9 am until 11 am (or until species sell out).
This is a pre-order program that allows landowners the chance to receive tree and shrub seedlings in species that are native or naturalized to New York State. Orders are taken every winter with distribution of trees occurring in April. Each year, the District offers a variety of new species to our sale.
This is your opportunity to improve the value of your property while developing wildlife habitat, minimizing erosion, and enjoying the beauty of the natural world!
What are seedlings, transplants, rooted clumps and dormant plants?
A seedling is a bare root tree or shrub. We carry one, two and three year seedlings, depending on if it’s a conifer, hardwood or shrub. Seedlings are shipped while dormant, without a root ball or soil, but are covered in a moist material or root dipped to retain moisture. A transplant is a seedling grown for a year or two, then replanted to another bed to allow for development of a fibrous root system and more branching. A rooted clump is a dormant rooted plant without top growth. It may not have leafing, but is ready to grow!
Starting this year all of our species information sheets are available online only, as part of an effort to go paperless where possible. These sheets give you all the information you need to know on the species/items you purchased from us!
Just click the button below and you’ll be able to access information on any of our species:
**Please note these sheets are for our current tree sale. If you require a fact sheet for a species offered during a previous year’s sale, feel free to check the USDA plant database or email our office for any questions**
Compost mulch will continue to be available at the ecopark during both the Tree and Shrub pre-order distribution and overstock sale. This is a great source for you to obtain excellent nutrients and cover for your plantings!
Seedling Planting Tips
You’ve picked up your plants, now what? Have a look at our tips and guidelines for a successful planting with your new trees and shrubs!
A tree planting workshop is being held in April 2023 where many of the topics in the tips and guidelines will be covered. To learn more and register CLICK HERE.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have any questions? Then please see our Frequently Asked Questions guide! If you have any questions that aren’t addressed by this form, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!