In spring of 1945, Trees For Tomorrow introduced a program that offered two seedlings for every tree cut in support of the war effort. The purpose of this program was to provide a local self-sustaining wood supply for industry by encouraging small forest landowners to plant trees and practice sound forest management principles.
Today, Trees For Tomorrow, an Accredited Natural Resource Specialty School, continues the tradition of offering tree seedlings. The proceeds of the Seedling sales help prepare today’s youth to be tomorrow’s stewards of our natural world. Trees For Tomorrow promotes sustainable management of our natural resources through transformative educational experiences.
Each Trees For Tomorrow tree seedling has been grown in its own “cell” in nutrient-rich soil. These containerized seedlings, grown in northern Wisconsin, with their roots already growing in a plug of soil, have better universal survival rates than bare-root seedlings because they handle a variety of sites, dry weather conditions and poor planting techniques better. Although the seedlings are ready to plant when you receive them, they can be kept in their containers for weeks if watered regularly. This is a tremendous advantage – allowing you the flexibility of planting them whenever the season and weather are favorable and the danger of frost has passed.
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Red (Norway) Pine (Pinus resinosa)
Red pines grow very straight and can provide a good border or barrier to a property. The red pine has two needles per bundle with each needle ranging in length from 4 to 6 inches. Branches and needles that do not receive full sunlight will naturally die, creating a full canopy and open understory.
Mature size: 80 to 90 feet tall. Needs full sunlight. Prefers well-drained, sandy soils.
White Pine (Pinus strobus)
White pine is the largest conifer in the northeastern United States. The bark on young trees is smooth and gray with bluish green needles that are soft to the touch and appear in bundles of five. Cylindrical, brown cones are usually not produced until 5-10
years. An important timber tree. This tree is important for its lumber and is used extensively in reforestation.
Mature size: 75 to 100 feet tall. Needs full sunlight. Prefers moist, well-drained, loamy to sandy soils.
Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
Seed from a designated U.S. Forest Service Seed Orchard showing some of the fastest growth naturally. Selections made from a long-term study of an orchard planted in 1933 near Eagle River, WI. The present orchard was planted in 1960 from select grafts taken from Eagle River orchard. These trees are adapted to Wisconsin climate and show superior resistance to cold and optimal growth. Great for wind breaks.
Mature size: 40 to 60 feet tall. Needs full sunlight. Prefers moist, well-drained sandy and clay soils.
Northern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis L.)
Northern white cedar is a fast growing small or medium-sized tree. The leaves are yellow-green, scale-like and flattened with a foliage spray often fan-like. The bark is brown in color and fibrous. White cedar is widely used as an ornamental tree, particularly for screens and hedges as well as for field and farmstead windbreaks. It grows mainly in places with cooler summers.
Mature size: 40 to 50 feet tall. Needs full sunlight.Prefers moist, well-drained sandy soils.
Take this unprecidented time to think, plan, and prepare for a new level of commitment to a more sustainable future! By simply planting a tree today you'll begin the process of reforestation which helps clean our air and water, provide wildlife habitat and supports the local forestry economy.
Trees For Tomorrow provides a variety of quality containerized tree seedlings native to Wisconsin that can be shipped directly to your home in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois, any time between mid-May and October, or until sold out. The seedlings can also be picked up at Trees For Tomorrow with advance notice.