McHenryCounty/GlacierOaksNursery NativeTreesTime 2021-10-30 16:11:24
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We select woody plants that perform multiple roles in the landscape:
Air Water Purification
Adaptability toNorthern Climates -challenges
Medicinal QualitiesPropagation-why locally sourced?
Glacier Oaks sources and collects seed locally because:
The seed has the genetic information passed down from thousands of years of climate changes
These are the plants that the local flora and fauna evolved with, drawing from them,sustenance and shelter.
These are the plants that will adapt to future climates and changes in the environment.Why natives matterGrowing for the Landscape
Methods of growing for the transplant environment to ensure a thriving transplant:
Promotes root development to enhance transplanting to the urban landscape
All plants start in containers that promote fibrous root development that continues in field soils.
Clay loam forest soils promote site-root interface.
Pruning and trainingadd ornamental value
Shearing for fullness to enhance privacy and energy conservation
Plant Health Care andIntegrated Pest Management are the hallmark of our growing practices.
Growing Plants with Purpose means growing plants that support all life forms - including us!
We have found a great way to grow the best plants for the most living things giving the greatest return is planting with the community through:
Oaks of McHenry County video
Acorn to seedling video
Morton Arboretum Oak Recovery Project
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Glacier Oaks McHenry County Nursery
8501 White Oaks Road
Harvard, Illinois 60033
fax (815) 943-3511
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