TREES

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OUR TREE PURCHASERS AND VOLUNTEERS:

We remain in a holding pattern until the next announcement regarding the reopening of public spaces and social distancing practices. We have been assured that our trees are doing just fine and can be safely stored until early June. We can confirm that we are planning to move the delivery and distribution to Soho’s at 43 Bedford Street in Westport. This outdoor venue provides ample space to spread out, schedule pick-up times and maintain good social distancing practices on pick-up day. We are still working on plans that will protect our volunteers on tree delivery day.

So stay tuned….hopefully we will have an update for you in the early part of May. And rest assured, that should we need to cancel, your monies will be fully refunded.

Thank you for for patience … and stay safe!!

WE ARE NOW COMPLETELY SOLD OUT – THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

We’ll be in touch about pickup – stay tuned

OUR 14th ANNUAL TREE SALE

2020

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.  The second best time is now!

We’re back in business and our 2020 tree sale is underway!  This year, Westport in Bloom has thirty-five varieties of top-quality shade trees, flowering trees and fruit trees, many of them native and all of them bred to withstand cold weather and specially selected for our local climate.  CHECK THEM OUT BELOW!

They’re big – the majority 8 feet tall, or more – but because most come with their roots bagged in plastic, not in heavy pots of soil, they’re light to carry and easy to plant.   More often than not, the trees we receive are significantly taller than indicated in our product listing.  And the root mass of a bare-root tree can be up to 200% larger than the roots of a balled-and-burlapped or container tree!  Virtually all of our trees are in the $30-$100 range – many of them LARGER than last year – and you pay no tax.

For 2020, we’ll have more fruit trees, more of our ever-popular maples and oaks and crabapples, and some beautiful trees we’ve never offered before, along with a number of flowering shrubs, berry bushes and evergreens.  The trees we purchase are grown in a prize-winning commercial nursery, where they are shaped and root-pruned while they are young.  In the spring, they are trucked to Westport, where we pack them in airtight bags with the proper amount of moisture, ready for pickup. Along with your tree, you will receive a package of MYKE (an all-natural mycorrhizal inoculant that protects, strengthens and enhances plant health and root development) and planting instructions.

Every penny we earn goes into helping keep our village beautiful – from providing and maintaining hanging baskets, memorial planters, gardens (including a brand-new Pollinator Garden this year), Christmas decorations and colourful street banners, to donating and planting trees and flowering bushes around the village.  At the same time, the sale is also a public service that gives residents a low-cost way to improve the value of their own property, maintain the village’s traditional tree canopy and help the environment.  In addition, a tree is a great way to celebrate a wedding, welcome a new baby or remember someone special!  And of course, the promise of a tree makes a super gift for any occasion, all wrapped up in dreams of springtime.

We start taking orders in early December, since our supplier’s most popular varieties – particularly fruit trees – tend to sell out early.  Once again, we’ll have the trees ready for pickup at the Westport arena on Saturday, April 25, just in time for spring planting.

If any of the varieties you are looking for are listed as Sold Out, please contact janette.elaine.auer@gmail.com.  We will continue to try to re-stock, and will let you know if they become available.

So start dreaming of spring – and get your order in early!

CHECK THE TREE DESCRIPTIONS AND PRICES BELOW, OR DOWNLOAD THE DETAILS IN “TREES 2020”, AND CONTACT US TO PLACE YOUR ORDER:

613-770-2307

janette.elaine.auer@gmail.com

Download our detailed tree descriptionsTREES 2020

Download our planting instructions: PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS 2020

Other questions? Check our TREE FAQs.


2020 TREE DESCRIPTIONS

Crabapple, Dolgo

Oak, Red

Trees well watered and properly cared for will have an excellent survival rate

Sorry, no guarantees or refunds: we’re totally non-profit

Thank you for your understanding

and

THANK YOU for supporting Westport in Bloom!