Sugar Maple are one of the trees being offered in the Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club sale during the month of March. Submitted photo
Sugar Maple are one of the trees being offered in the Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club sale during the month of March. Submitted photo

Submitted by Debby Walters, Botany Belles & Beaus Garden Club

BALDWIN, WI – During the month of March, the Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club will be taking orders for a variety of native trees.  Native trees are adapted to Wisconsin’s growing conditions, require less water and provide better habitat for birds and wildlife.  Besides offering trees for sale, there will also be native wildflower seeds, and bird, bat and bee houses.  Money raised from this sale is used for community garden and beautification projects.

The trees for sale are bareroot, reasonably priced and can be purchased in small quantities.  Some of the available trees are: White Oak, Serviceberry, Sugar Maple, White and Paper Birch, Red and White Cedar, Balsam Fir, and Black Hill Spruce.  Order forms are on the Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club website (botanybellesbeaus.org) or at the Baldwin and Woodville Public Libraries.  Orders need to be placed by March 31. 

In honor of Arbor Day, orders can be picked up on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Paisley Cow located on HWY 12 in Baldwin.

The importance of trees to the world cannot be under estimated.  They serve to clean the air, provide shade, lower energy costs, filter and control water runoff, slow down erosion, provide wildlife habitat and beautify our landscapes.  Nationally, urban and community tree cover is on the decline.   This is a situation that can be easily improved: plant a tree. 

As Martin O’Malley says, “Reversing deforestation is complicated; planting a tree is simple.”