"Growing trees is as much an art as it is a science." - Becky Thomas
"When you plant a tree, you plant a legacy," - Pepper Provanzano
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Our 2009 Holding Yard is well stocked with a terrific variety of trees this season!  Check out our Photo Gallery to see pictures of each tree available in our holding yard.  Our trucks are busy delivering, and we are also available to load at hours conveinent to you.  Our trees are kept fresh in the Holding Yard using drip irrigation and regularly sprayed to keep them free of insects & disease.  We can hold trees for upcoming projects at no extra cost and deliver or load them when needed.  Please give us a call to schedule a tagging, loading, or delivery.  We also have a Holding Yard Price Advantage with great pricing on many tree varieties.  Call for more info.

Take advantage of special pricing on select varieties & sizes of trees from our well stocked Holding Yard this season.  Our Holding Yard Specials are effective beginning May 15 while stock lasts.  Give us a call or email for current availability & pricing.  We maintain an excellent holding yard all season & keep our trees fresh & looking great for your projects.  For projects coming up later in the season, we can hold your trees in our Holding Yard at no extra cost to you.  We also offer affordable delivery right to your jobsite, holding yard, or garden center.  The new Photo Gallery on our website features pictures of every tree available in our Holding Yard to help with your tree selection & purchasing decisions.  You can also sign up on our website for our Monthly E-Mail Availablility.  We look forward to growing for you!

We have extended our Field Direct Price Advantage Specials along with the Free Field Direct Delivery on fulls loads to May 15, 2009.  The wet weather & cool temps have really slowed everyone up this season, and because of that weather we are able to extend the window to ship field direct.  If you have projects later in the spring & during summer, don’t worry! We will be offering a Holding Yard Price Advantage on select varieties & sizes that we can offer very competitive pricing on.  We welcome you to take advantage of these great programs this season.  Give us a call or email for more info.

The great weather is finally allowing us to get back into the field to continue digging.  We should finish up deciduous digging tomorrow & move back into evergreen digging.  Our holding yard is coming together as well.  We have a beautiful selection of Flowering Crabs this spring that are all in full bloom now. 

We just finished our last Arbor Day planting this morning – 6 schools in the last three days! We had a great time at each one, and we enjoyed seeing how the different schools were teaching the kids about our environment.  Getting to spend time with kids on days like Arbor Day is a definite perk to being in the Green Industry! 

Luckily, we are almost finished with deciduous digging.  The rain is definitely slowing things up on the digging end, but it is great for the new trees that we just planted and for all of the evergreen trees left to dig.  We have been steadily loading out customers & delivering orders through the wet weather.  As we finish deciduous digging later this week, we will be moving on to evergreen digging.  Our Holding Yard is starting to take shape and we hope to have that ready in the next few weeks.  Now is a great time to take advantage of our Field Direct Prices which are good through the end of April.  We will have some great pricing as well on trees from the Holding Yard in May & June.  Those prices will be coming out soon.  In the mean time… let’s hope for sunny weather!

Our new Photo Gallery is up & running!  We are still working on adding more pictures, and we plan to update it regularly as the season goes on.  Eventually, we hope to have pictures of every tree that we grow in each season in the field and ready for sale in the holding yard.  We will also be adding pictures of the key tree features and shots of the tree mature in the landscape.  We would like our gallery to be a helpful tool in tree selection & purchasing decisions for our customers.  As soon as our 2009 Holding Yard is assembled we will have pictures of every tree available in each tree folder. Enjoy!

Don’t forget Arbor Day coming up later this month!  Arbor Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 24th this spring across the US.  We are expanding our local Arbor Day Program to include 9 local elementary schools in Grundy County.  We are looking forward to planting trees with 2nd graders & teaching them about the benefits of trees.  Look for some pictures soon from some of our Arbor Day plantings. 

At the ANLA Management Clinic this past winter, we met Keith Cline with the US Forest Service.  He gave a great presentaion on Urban Forestry, and introduced us to a website with a really cool Tree Calculator.  The National Tree Benefit Calculator was conceived & developed by Casey Trees & Davey Tree Expert Co. This tool helps you calculate the monetary benefit of a tree in the landscape over time. Whether you use this to calculate trees in your home landscape or use this to help promote trees to your customers, we feel this tool has enormous value to the Green Industry. 

We are planting a tree for Arbor Day at our local school, and we were able to calculate the benefits of a 3″ Red Sunset Maple over the next 20 years to the school.  Here is an example of the info we are able to share with the kids to help educate them about trees:

Over the next 20 years the tree will provide $2,487 in benefits to the school, 24,884gl of storm water runoff eliminated, 3218 kw hrs of energy conserved, & 11,486 lbs of carbon reduced in our atmosphere.  Those are great statistics to share with the public!

Here is the link.


At Spring Grove Nursery, we are committed to getting our customers trees in a convenient & affordable manner.  We have two Free Delivery options this spring.  Free Delivery is available on all wholesale field direct loads delivered before May 1, 2009.  This offer is good for new & existing Illinois customers on loads of 15 or more trees.  We also are continuing to offer our popular “1 Free Delivery” to all new IL wholesale customers.  This offer is good for any first time wholesale delivery throughout the season.  Give us a call anytime to schedule your complimentary delivery!