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By this time next week poly-houses
will be shuttered from the wind and above ground trees healed-in
protecting roots from the cold.

The answers 
my friend,
are blowing   
in the wind...

...and so is
the changing

Last call   
for above-ground and container plants-
call for availability. 

Mick and Jagger don't want to be left  
out in the cold!

Move 'em up and head 'em out!

(815) 943-8733
Please call if we can help finish a project with end-of-season plants. 

Out my window
the rain washes the fruit 
and sinks down into the earth,
wrapping around seed and root
holding life in place for all its worth.  

native rose hips
and snowberries

We will be working on our availability list overwinter.  Please call if you have native plant needs for spring!  
Promote Oaks in your Plantings!
 This Fall order
Red * Swamp White * or Bur Oaks 
for pickup in Spring!  
get 5 FREE oak seedlings!

Please call Mary Tree with any questions about plants and availability.
(815) 943-8733

Got questions about OAKS?  We can help.

In a study titled "Urban Trees and Forests of the Chicago Region", by USDA, did you know that native Oak species comprise only 12% of the forest canopy in McHenry County?  Oaks provide the greatest carbon sink and compensatory value, but are the smallest in number and declining at an alarming and accelerating rate! 

...We need to Plant More Oaks! 
Contact The Land Conservancy
and see how
you CAN make a difference!

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"