"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

What a great season for tree planting we had this year in the nursery! Throughout the last few weeks we were able to get a new crop planted into the nursery for the future. The liners looked beautiful & the weather cooperated well for us. Our crews worked hard and did a great job!

Some new varieties we are excited to be trying out this spring are Urban Sunset Maple, Early Glow Buckeye, Arnold Tulip Tree, Northern Splendor Black Tupelo, Swedish Columnar Aspen, Beacon Oak, Green Whisper Bald Cypress & Musashino Zelkova… just to name a few.

We would like to thank our liner growers who we value as partners in our business. We planted great liners from J. Frank Schmidt Nursery, Carlton Plants, John Holmlund Nursery, Robinson Nursery, Kuenzi Turf & Nursery and Evergreen Nursery

Please enjoy our new planting video of scenes from the field during planting. Now we are ready for some sunshine & rain!

We were very proud to plant trees in Coal City with iTrees.com on Arbor Day! Together we helped coordinate a volunteer crew from ComEd & Davey Resource Group to plant 90 trees today around Coal City in tornado damaged neighborhoods. We are looking forward to watching all of our trees grow & prosper in the community. Happy Arbor Day!

For more about our Coal City Green 2016 click here!

Jamie teaching volunteers how to properly plant

Jamie teaching volunteers how to properly plant.

Newly planted trees on Broadway Street

Newly planted trees on Broadway Street

The "BEST" volunteer planting crew!

The “BEST” volunteer planting crew!

Chris & Marlee from iTrees.com

Chris & Marlee from iTrees.com

Volunteer planting crew

Volunteer planting crew.

Newly planted Emerald Sunshine Elm

Newly planted Emerald Sunshine Elm.

Planting on Broadway Street

Planting on Broadway Street.

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CommuniTrees Partner Program

We are very proud to announce our Coal City Green program for 2016! This year on Arbor Day, Fri Apr 29, we will be partnering with local partners iTrees.com, ComEd & Davey Resource Group to plant 90 trees across the community of Coal City.

In the wake of the devastating tornado last summer, thousands of trees were lost. Several local partners have joined together to help make Coal City GREEN again! The trees planted in the tornado destroyed neighborhoods can now begin to rise up & bring new life to the city streets. 

We also have an exciting update about the CommuniTrees Partner Program with iTrees.com! Purchases from the program last year have already begun to benefit the streets of Coal City! On this Arbor Day Spring Grove Nursery & iTrees.com will be using the trees earned through the CommuniTrees Partner Program to replant Broadway Street. We will be donating & planting trees along the stretch of Broadway that used to be lined with so many beautiful big trees. Once again, you will begin to see some new life rise up & grace your city streets.

In an effort to rebuild a healthy urban canopy, the trees have been especially selected to provide beauty & shade for many years to come. You will notice that shorter, utilityfriendly trees will be planted along the east side under the utility lines. Shade trees will line the west side. We specifically picked out a diverse selection of trees instead of lining the street with all of the same kind of trees. This will insure that the canopy will be healthy for many years to come & will not be subject to disease or pests that feed on a certain tree which might jeopardize the trees in the future. The variety of trees will also add beauty & changing features throughout the seasons. We hope that you enjoy the new canopy as it grows & flourishes along Broadway!

Please check out our links about the Coal City plantings to learn more about how you too can help Coal City grow GREEN again!