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Last week we said winter may have a few cold and snowy surprises...indeed!

...Spring WAS on the way
, but now we have a short reprieve
to finish pruning before the leaves.

March roared in with cold and snow,
but dogs don't care and say, 'let's go!'

on a walk to eat
or throw
a stick and see the sun when low.

Sky fills with color behind the trees.

Then squirrels at play, one dog sees, 
prompting birds to flee on-wing 
it must be March, and nearly spring!

Arborvitae - tree of life!
March Special
Please call with any questions about availability as it is changing fast.

Price List

or give us a call
(815) 943-8733 and
we will mail a copy to your office
or send it in an email.

To request one click here!

                             NATIVE PLANT LIST AVAILABLE BY PHONE * GOING FAST  
  In a study entitled
"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.

Please call Mary Tree with any questions about plants and availability.

(815) 943-8733

Got questions about OAKS? 

We can help.
Got questions about sticks?
Got questions about smells in the nursery?

Acorn to 8 month seedling!

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"