It's Tree Time!

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The Intervale Conservation Nursery (ICN) is currently gearing up for the 2019 season. This week, we are turning on our greenhouse to start propagating new native trees and shrubs. Our greenhouse fills up quickly, and is always a nice (warm!) escape from the Vermont winters. Interested in joining us?  Sign up for a volunteer shift at https://app.spreadwildfire.com/#/organization/intervale_center

This spring, we will be harvesting over 20,000 native bareroot trees and shrubs out of our production field for sale to local government agencies, farmers, landowners, and other non-profit organizations around Vermont. With additional sourcing, we’re looking forward to adding more than 30,000 trees and shrubs to riparian and wetland areas around the state in 2019. We are excited to also be offering perennial pollinator plants in plugs, trays and containers this season! Check out our Spring Availability List on our website here.

In 2018, we began multiple offsite invasive management and stewarding projects that we are excited to continue this year. You’ll find our team around the state, using organic and mechanical methods to remove prolific invasive plants, such as buckthorn, honeysuckle, Japanese knotweed, barberry, and oriental bittersweet. In addition to removing these pesky invasive species from our community’s landscapes, we are rehabilitating the land with native plant enhancements. For more information on these services, contact our Nursery Manager Mike Ingalls.

As “cabin fever” pulses through our communities, we’re preparing for a busy season growing trees in the Intervale—keep an eye out for more new offerings coming from ICN this year!

Abby Portman