The Chippewa Rod & Gun and Lake Wissota Garden clubs are sponsoring their annual tree and birdhouse sale until March 31.
Proceeds from the sale fund club projects, including scholarships for students in conservation and horticulture programs, fish and wildlife habitat improvements and further development of the Irvine Park Wildflower Sanctuary and other community gardens throughout Chippewa Falls.
Focusing on native tree and shrub varieties, the seedlings can be purchased in quantities from one to more than 100.
This year 26 different trees and shrubs are available, including varieties of pine, spruce, Balsam fir, maple, oak and dogwood, as well as fruit and nut trees including plum, apple, hazelnut and serviceberry.
Seven varieties also are available as large bare root trees, with prices ranging from 50 cents to $10 each. Sizes range from 6 inches to taller than 6 feet. Bare root trees and shrubs are easy to transport and easy to transplant in a home landscape or throughout a multi-acre plot.
The bare root trees and shrubs are purchased from the Paint Creek Nursery south of Cadott. Most of the trees and shrubs are grown from seed harvested in northern Wisconsin.
Order forms are available at the Chippewa Falls Courthouse, 711 N. Bridge St.; Bill’s Sport Shop, 620 N. Bridge St.; Gordy’s and Jacobson’s Ace Hardware in downtown Chippewa Falls and in Lake Wissota, DJ’s Marts in Chippewa Falls and Cadott; and Kwik Trip in Bloomer.
They’re also available online at rodngun.org or lakewissotagardenclub.weebly.com.
Ordered items must be picked up from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 22, at Gordy’s Market in downtown Chippewa Falls.
Quantities for some trees are limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Additionally, five types of bird, duck and bat houses built by Rod & Gun Club members are for sale.
From staff reports