Planting native trees and shrubs can provide many positive benefits to your property and the natural environment such as improved water quality, enhanced fish and wildlife habitat, reduced erosion, and beautification of your property! Whether you are a native plant enthusiast, backyard gardener, farmer, landscape professional, or conservationist, the annual Whatcom CD Native Plant Sale is a great way to kick-off your spring gardening. Whatcom Conservation District sells over 40 different species of low-cost, native bareroot trees and shrubs along with a variety of beautiful perennials and groundcovers. Available species include Western red cedar, Sitka spruce, madrone, Labrador tea, golden currant, black twinberry, scarlet monkeyflower, quaking aspen, and more!
The 2021 Native Plant Sale will look a little different this year as we adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic. There will be no walk up sale; all orders must be placed online using the Whatcom CD Native Plant Store. Order your favorite native species now through March 1st —please note that a $50 minimum purchase is required. Plants are sold in bundles; the size of the bundle will vary depending on the species. Plant quantities are limited, so remember to place your orders early!
Orders will be picked up through a convenient and safe drive-through format at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, 3057 E Bakerview Rd on Saturday, March 13th and Sunday, March 14th. You must select a specific pick up day and time when placing your order using the online store. While distributing plants, Whatcom CD staff and volunteers will strictly observe and comply with the social distancing and sanitation measures established by the United States Department of Labor and/or the Washington State Department of Health Guidelines.
The Board and Staff of Whatcom CD are dedicated to promoting the stewardship and conservation of Whatcom County natural resources, including the planting of thousands of native trees and shrubs. For more information on the 2021 Sale, plant descriptions, and access to the online store visit our website: www.whatcomcd.org/plant-sale.