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Featured spring tree * the mighty BUR OAK!

Lines Written in Early Spring
 I heard a thousand blended notes,
While in a grove I sate reclined,
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind.
To her fair works did Nature link
The human soul that through me ran;
And much it grieved my heart to think
What man has made of man.
Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And 'tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.
The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:-
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.
The budding twigs spread out their fan,
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.
If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature's holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?
 ...a Bur Oak 
has to start somewhere!

O A K S are S P E C I A L 
March featured tree
Bur Oak 
10% discount
10+ trees at 2" or 2.5"



Arborvitae Special...

landscape staple at a really great price.
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!

USDA reports in
"Urban Trees and Forests of the Chicago Region" that native Oak species comprise only 12% of the forest canopy in McHenry County. They are the smallest species in number and declining at an accelerating rate, yet they provide the greatest carbon sink and compensatory value.
Questions about Oaks and other
Please call Mary Tree 
(815) 943-8733
We can help!
Got questions
about scents, sticks, or ticks?
Ask Jag or Mick!

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


Sustainable nursery practices  

are better for your trees  

and better for the environment.    

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"

McHenry County Nursery/Glacier Oaks Nursery | 8501 White Oaks Rd | Harvard | IL | 60033