2020 Tree Sale
Sunlight shining through oak leaves
The 2020 Native Tree and Shrub sale is still on!
Pick up your trees in Two Harbors on Friday, May 15th, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
We will be doing curbside pickup this year to make sure social distancing guidelines are being followed and to keep everyone safe. 

Pickup Location:
Lake County SWCD office (behind the building and in front of the garage)
408 First Avenue
Native Tree & Shrub Descriptions

Order Online Here! There is a 4% convenience fee when ordering online. 
Four people processing bundles of bare root stock trees
South St. Louis SWCD Tree Sale
Frequently Asked Tree Sale Questions
When do I need to plant the trees?
Ideally, as soon as you get them to your land. Realistically, plant within days. Much past a week after pickup is pushing it. The trees need to be tended to daily, so it will be easier on you and the trees if you can plant them quickly.
How do I store my trees until I plant them?
Find a cool, shaded spot of earth next to something you can lean the trees against. Set the roots directly on the ground, wrap the outside of the roots in burlap or an old bathtowel, and water multiple times a day. Keep the roots and their wrapping wet, as you do not want the roots to dry out. Do not submerge roots in a bucket of water as they will drown.
How big are the trees? Should I pick them up in a trailer?
No, most of the trees will easily fit in a car.  Look at the order form for the heights of the trees you are purchasing.  We wrap the roots in a bag so your car doesn't get dirty.
Can I order less than a bundle?
Unfortunately we can't break down the bundles. However, you might have a friend or neighbor that would like to split a bundle with you.
Why don't you sell (insert name of tree here)?
We only sell Minnesota native trees and shrubs, and take many factors into consideration when making our list. Changing climates, previous years' sales, what is available from nurseries, and current issues in forestry all factor into what trees we select.
What if I can't pick up my trees on the assigned days?
Then you'll need to find someone to pick them up for you. We aren't able to care for the trees after the pickup day.
Will the deer eat my trees?
If they're hungry enough, we've all seen what deer can do to any plant. If deer are a problem in your area, you can build simple cages or put fences up around your trees.
Can I buy the leftover trees?
No, we do not sell any unclaimed trees.  
How do I know when to pick up my trees?
Mark your calendars now!  Pickup in Two Harbors is on Friday, May 15th. We will send out an email reminder about a week before the pickup, but if you're not certain or don't receive an email, please don't hesitate to call us!
 All information and photographs were provided by South St. Louis SWCD