The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy (LEIC) is now taking orders for native trees and plants for the islands. We are using Riverside Native Trees and Natives in Harmony for our native tree and plant sale. Buying and planting native trees and shrubs is a great way to provide quality habitat for the birds, butterflies, moths and other wildlife on the islands. We are promoting the planting of native trees and shrubs because wildlife are adapted to feeding on these plants and using them for shelter. By planting native species, you are making your land more attractive to birds, bees, butterflies, moths and a host of other desirable species. This fundraiser will be used to support the LEIC land preservation and restoration programs!
Trees: Native trees and shrubs are for sale in 3 gallon containers. The varieties available are swamp white oak, white oak, bur oak, northern red oak ,chinquapin oak, common hackberry, red and silver maple, American Basswood, and Kentucky Coffee Tree. Shrubs offered are hoptree, silky and gray dogwood, swamp rose mallow, buttonbush, bladdernut, and common elderberry. All these trees and shrubs are native to the islands and will thrive in this environment. They have been grown from Ohio seed stock by Riverside Native Trees in Delaware, Ohio.
We also have a few white oaks grown from island acorns by Mike Rupp offered this year. Order by using the order form found on www.
Plants: LEIC is also selling varieties of native perennial plants and flowers from Natives in Harmony from Marengo, Ohio. You can use the same order form for the list of native plant plugs. We are also offering spring wildflower kits of 15 plugs-3 of 5 different species-Dutchman’s Breeches, Blue Phlox, Spring Beauties, Wild Geranium, and Mayapple for $40.
Beautify your yard and support the Conservancy! Orders may be placed until April 15 and we will arrange a pick up/delivery on the island in early May. For those on Middle Bass who wish to order, a pick up on Middle Bass will be set up as well.