For the second year in a row, the Kenosha County Tree and Shrub program is taking orders exclusively through an online system.
The online store is simple to use and includes full-color images and descriptions of the varieties available for purchase.
Over the last 30 years, the program has sold nearly one million trees. The purpose of the program is to encourage Kenosha County residents and property owners to plant more native trees for conservation, reforestation and wildlife habitat enhancement.
“This is an easy, affordable way for people to beautify their properties, and enhance the environment of our county,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser.
The program offers transplants and seedlings of a variety of evergreens, hardwoods and shrubs. These are sold in undividable bundles of 25, at a cost of $24 to $26 per bundle.
Trees and shrubs are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and must be picked up by the customer. Pick-up date is typically in late April at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. A confirmation email will be sent to customers approximately two weeks before the pick-up date.
Any orders not picked up on the specified date will be donated to the Kenosha County Division of Parks.
For more information about the program, please visit the county’s website, at http://www.kenoshacounty.org/Trees. The online store may be accessed directly at https://kcplananddev.myshopify.com/.
If you do not have access to the Internet, you may purchase trees and shrubs with a credit card in-person at the Kenosha County Division of Planning and Development office in the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Bristol. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
For more information, please contact County Conservationist Mark Jenks at 262-857-1900.