EAGLE RIVER, WI – Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) has a limited number of tree seedlings remaining for public purchase. The cost is $1.50 per seedling and are available until inventory runs out, typically at the end of summer or early fall.
Since 1945, TFT has offered quality tree seedlings to the public at an affordable rate to encourage people to give back to nature by planting trees.
“To reverse deforestation in northern Wisconsin, Trees For Tomorrow offered two seedlings for every tree cut,“ said Juli Welnetz, Office Manager. “The purpose was to encourage land owners to plant trees and practice sound forest management principles. We’re proud to be able to continue this tradition today.”
Tree species are carefully selected to match the local climate in which they are being planted. Heartier varieties do well in the sandy soils found in much of Wisconsin. Trees For Tomorrow’s 2-year-old seedlings include red (Norway) pine, white pine, a white spruce hybrid and northern white cedar. Each containerized seedling has been grown in its own “cell” in nutrient-rich soils and have better survival rates than bare-root seedlings.
“The seedlings can even be kept in their containers for weeks prior to planting if watered regularly,” Welnetz said.
Trees can be planted almost anywhere. They naturally enhance the air quality, reduce noise and help improve water quality. Trees are an important commodity in tourist areas that rely on natural resources to draw outdoor enthusiasts.
For more information or to place an order, call (715) 479-6456, ext. 226, between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please place your order in advance so it will be ready for you when you arrive. Orders can be shipped for an additional fee. Proceeds support educational programs at Trees For Tomorrow.
Trees For Tomorrow is an accredited nonprofit natural resources specialty school that serves school groups throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. TFT’s mission is to promote sustainable management of our natural resources through transformative educational experiences.