Fall Native Plant Sale

One of the best ways to establish and maintain a healthy landscape for your home or business is to use a diversity of native plants. Native trees and shrubs have evolved to withstand weather-related stressors more efficiently than non-native species. It is also important to select a variety of species to avoid widespread tree and plant loss caused by pathogens and insects, like the enormous loss of local ash trees experienced in recent years due to the invasive Emerald Ash Borer.

Following is a short list of how native plants help your landscape and our community;
  • Promote biodiversity and support native wildlife which is important for ecological balance
  • Require little maintenance, because they are already adapted to our soils and climate
  • Are less dependent on fertilizers, pesticides and supplemental watering
  • Have evolved natural defenses against many regional pests and diseases

Please join The City of Lake Forest's Forestry Section and Lake Forest Open Lands at their annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, October 29 from 8 am – 1 pm at The Conservation Campus at Mellody Farm, 350 North Waukegan Road in Lake Forest.

Native plant material will be made available at reduced costs with a portion of the proceeds going toward re-greening Lake Forest’s open space.  Pre-orders are currently being taken at the Lake Forest Open lands website.  Quantities are limited so please order early.

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