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Mick and Jagger report 
that with 75 degree weather this week,
Spooky is not over yet!  
And neither is Fall digging and planting season.   
Still more to do?    
Hope we can help!

Please give us a call
(815) 943-8733 
River Birch bark escorts Red Oak leaves to the ground... 
November 4th Special!  
 (10) River Birch clump specimens 10' 
above-ground B&B  *  $150 ea
Mystical sunrays accross Emerald Arborvitae 

here for
updated Clearance Special!
Black Hills Spruce full to the ground, in-ground and above ground! 
Black Hills Spruce
above-ground and below!
Promote Oaks in your Plantings!
 This Fall order
Red * Swamp White * or Bur Oaks 
for pickup in Spring!  
get 5 FREE oak seedlings!

(815) 943-8733
Please call Mary Tree 
with any
Acorn Humor
brought to you by The Big Tree Society (
about plants
and availability.


Watch an Oak Grow acorn to 8 months!
Mick, Tana and Jagger by a
2,400 month old white oak
Native Oaks  
support 435 species of caterpillars and 
provide 90% of protein for baby birds. 
(Bringing Nature Home by Douglas W. Tallamy)
Birds are important in seed dispersal and pest control to keep higher native plant diversity and lower pest levels.

We are undeniably creatures of the Earth, whose fate and future is utterly dependent on the well-being of the whole web into which we are woven. 
Ann O'Hara Graff
In November 2009,
Glacier Oaks Nursery
had an acorn debut

in a short National Geographic article (right). 

They requested a box of acorns for the photo shoot that got planted and are now trees about the size of the ones from the same crop in our fields (below).

Its a 5-7 year process to grow a sturdy oak solid enough for your planting projects!

Reserve your spring oaks this Fall and get 5 free oak seedlings next spring when you pick up!   


for your convenience we accept:
Oaks of McHenry County

a film by  
Artland Story Group

Check out the outstanding work of the

Land Conservancy of McHenry County!   

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Sustainable nursery practices are better for your trees and better for the environment. 

Glacier Oaks RootKeeperŪ 

Native Trees and Shrubs  



  are propagated and grown using these methods -producing native trees that are easy to transplant and start growing!


Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and esthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient.  A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community.  It is wrong when it tends otherwise.

Aldo Leopold "The Land Ethic"