FALL 2020 TREE SALE UPDATE
What: The Fall 2020 Native Tree and Shrub Sale
When: October 3rd, starting at 9:00am
Where: Downtown Carbondale at the Pavillion
Why: Because planting Native is ecologically responsible and can raise the price of your home!
Who: We're Keep Carbondale Beautiful and the proceeds of this sale allow us to continue doing just that
The following species of tree have been procured from Tabor Wholesale Nursery
River Birch distinctive bark; good for rain gardens and erosion control -- prefers moist, well-drained soil, but tolerates dry; prefers deep, rich soils, but will grow in clay soils. Grow as single trunk or as a multi-stemmed tree. Height: 40-70 feet.
*American Hornbeam* is a handsome small- to medium-sized tree with multiple stems that forms wide, horizontal canopy. Good fall color. Beautiful thin, blue-gray bark is ornamental. Height 20-40'
Pecan The largest member of the hickory family (with the sweetest nuts!). Prefers rich, moist soils. Tall straight trunk with symmetrical, broadly oval crown. Height: 70-100 feet.
Yellowwood is an excellent, medium-sized specimen tree, with light green compound leaves turning gold in fall. Spectacular panicles of fragrant, creamy-white spring flowers. Yellowwood bark is very smooth and gray. This is an underused, beautiful native tree.
Kentucky Coffeetree Native shade tree with interesting shape, deeply furrowed bark; adapts to wide variety of sites. Height: 60-80 feet.
Northern Red Oak Native to the Midwest. One of the faster growing oaks for the home landscape. This tree is found frequently in urban areas because of its low maintenance and durability. Handsome leaves that can go from a deep green in the summer to a bright red in the fall.
Cherrybark Oak This tree is 60-110' at maturity, forming a relatively long trunk about 2½-6' across and a rounded crown. The blooming period occurs during mid-spring for 1-2 weeks. The preference is full sun, moist conditions, and loamy soil.
Chinkapin Oak Its glossy, coarsely-toothed leaves are yellow-green and small compared to most oaks. Fall color varies from yellow to orangish-brown to brown. As this species matures, it becomes a magnificent specimen and a conversation piece.
Overcup Oak This species has brilliant reddish or gray brown bark and displays leathery dark green leaves in summer. Fall color is a rich yellow-brown. The flowers are catkins, produced in the spring and maturing in about 6–7 months into acorns.
Shingle Oak The leaves are dark green in summer, changing to yellow-brown to russet in fall. Leaves persisting through the entire winter. Wood was once used by early settlers in the midwest for shingles, hence the common name.
Swamp Chestnut Oak A member of the white oak family, it produces extremely large acorns that are highly attractive to whitetails. This species provides dense shade and good red fall color.
Black Gum rivals anything for fall color with spectrum of glowing shades. Fruit is favored by many birds. This is not a sweetgum tree.
White Oak a large, majestic, and long-lived oak that holds year long interest. Our state tree in Illinois. Round-lobed leaves and smooth, medium-sized acorns. Height: 45-50 feet; can be as wide as it is tall.
*Swamp White Oak* is a large tree with broad crown. Leaves turn varied shades in fall from bronze to red.
Bur Oak has the largest acorns and leaves of all the oaks. Slow-growing and long-lived, it has a magnificent form in old age. Brown fall foliage persists all winter. Height: 50-60 feet.
*Shumard Oak* is a huge, bottomland tree considered the southern counterpart to the Northern Red Oak. In fall, it shows good red color and is one of the first of the season to change.
Willow Oak has foliage shaped like beefy willow leaves that turn yellow to russet red in fall. Typically found in moist bottomland soils but adapts to a wide range of soil conditions including clays with somewhat poor drainage. Generally tolerant of urban pollution. A 2005 Missouri Botanical Garden Plants of Merit winner. Height 30-40'
Bald Cypress Bald Cypress is a deciduous conifer, with medium-fine, needle-like leave that are soft-textured and light green in summer but turn rusty brown in winter before they drop. Great choice for compacted, urban sites where soil oxygen is low. Height: 50-70 ft.; Full sun; does very well in wet sites
Water Hickory Also known as Bitter Pecan, its nuts are eaten by ducks and other birds. Larval host plant to Luna moths, funeral dagger moths, and giant regal moths. Bark is gray-brown, often red-tinged. Its green feather leaves yellow in the fall.
Water Tupelo Also called cottongum, sourgum, swamp tupelo, tupelo-gum, and water-gum
Hop Hornbeam A small to medium-sized, understory tree with a generally rounded crown. Typically grows 25-40' tall. Features birch-like, oval to lance-shaped, sharply-serrated, dark yellowish-green leaves. Leaves turn an undistinguished yellow in autumn and often drop early.
American Smoketree Six to ten inch flower panicles develop long, red or purple, hairlike petioles that, in the crowded flower clusters, create a smoky appearance.Berries occur infrequently on pinkish stems; these also have a smoke-like look. Spring leaves are silky pink, becoming bluish to dark green. Fall leaves are magnificently colorful. A gnarled limb structure and the dark, flaking bark are other attributes.
The following species of shrubs have also been procured from Tabor Wholesale Nursery
This is a fundraiser for KCB. We cannot guarantee that the tree will grow where you plant it. We pay for all the trees we sell.