• KCB taking orders for 2020 native trees and shrubs

    March 09, 2020

    We all need trees: they filter the water and clean the air; they lower cooling costs and mitigate flooding; they add beauty and value to a property, and they provide habitat and food for fauna.  Start thinking about adding trees and shrubs to your landscape.  Keep Carbondale Beautiful will be selling native trees and shrubs at the Carbondale Town Square Pavilion (northeast corner of Main and Illinois) on Saturday, March 28, from 9 am to 2 pm.   

    Funds raised from the Tree Sale benefit Keep Carbondale Beautiful’s programs of litter control, beautification, waste reduction, and education.

    Although KCB will special order other plants, they specialize in those native to the area, which means they are better suited to the local environment, thus more likely to thrive and provide essential habitat for native birds and butterflies. 

    The Keep Carbondale Beautiful website <keepcb.org/tree-sale> lists all the trees that will be for sale, plus suggestions of other natives that are hard to find and can be ordered.  The trees (5-6’ tall) sell for $30 and shrubs for $20 each (all in 3-gallon containers).  Pre-ordered trees get a discount. March 22th is the deadline for all special and pre-orders, which can include non-natives. Contact KCB at 618-525-5525 or keepcb1326@gmail.com.

    Sarah Heyer