January 19, 2023

Lane County Chapter, Oregon Small Woodlands Association (LCOSWA) will host its Annual Seedling & Native Plant Sale on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 at Alton Baker Park (100 Day Island Road, Eugene – Building B: east end of the park). Hours are 8:00 to 11:00 or until sold out (please arrive early to receive a number for entrance – sales are on a first come first serve). While waiting to enter pavilion, Oregon Dept. of Forestry representative, Dan Menk, Stewardship Forester with Oregon Department of Forestry, and Lauren Grand, OSU Extension Forester, will be on hand to answer questions. Once the sale begins, for social distancing, 10 folks will be asked to enter at a time.

This annual popular event offers a range of bare root/plug native seedling trees and native bare root plants, and potted Oregon White Oak. Due to limited supply from the nurseries, some species will sell out early. To provide seedlings for those coming to the sale, a limit of 100 of each species will be in place from 8:00-9:30. After 9:30 any quantity can be acquired. (Thanks for the understanding; the last few years some early purchasers took every single tree available; this is an attempt to provide trees and plants for as many folks as possible).

Tree species include Douglas-fir $1.50, Noble fir $2.00, Western Red Cedar $1.75, Incense-cedar $1.50, Giant Sequoia $1.50, Grand fir $1.50, Turkish Fir $2.75, Willamette Valley Ponderosa Pine $1.50, Oregon White Oak (2 gallon pots) $15.00, and Willow $1.50.

Native (bare root) plants include Pacific Ninebark, Nuka Rose, Snowberry, Douglas Spirea, Thimbleberry, Mock Orange, Flowering Red Current, Red Twig Dogwood. All these will be $3.00. 2 gallon Oregon White Oak at $15.

Payment is cash and check only. Thanks for your patience as we do the best processing payment at quickly as possible with social distancing being observed.

River Refuge Seed Company will be joining us this year. This is an exciting opportunity to bring in an outside vendor that will offer Pacific Northwest native seed that attracts waterfowl and for wetland restoration and enhancement. Based out of Brownsville, they have a wide variety of seeds mixes for various management objectives. Sales for their product will be handled by them.

Plan to be outside without cover available, and expect to observe requirements as indicated by the Oregon Health Authority for social distancing if needed. Bringing bags/boxes to take items procured is appreciated. Our fundraising event provides educational opportunities for forestry and woodland education in our community. We are open to feedback. Emails can be sent to committee coordinator Lindsay Reaves at [email protected].

Species are ordered months in advance of the sale. Due to weather and other conditions, the nurseries cannot guarantee availability; if you are coming for a specific tree/shrub, it might not be available. Quantities of trees and natives have been increased for the 2023 sale. Lane County Oregon Small Woodlands Association has also taken a policy to only provide product from certified nurseries. Lane County OSWA appreciates the attendance of the community and is assessing ways to meet future needs.

Featured image (cc) by Adam Levine