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For the 37th year, the Racine County Land Conservation Division is offering the public the opportunity to purchase 2- to 3-year-old tree seedlings.

These bare-root seedlings, which are 12 to 18 inches high and sold in bundles of 25, include a variety of pines, spruces, shrubs, and hardwoods. Prairie seed mix, wildflower seeds, fertilizer, and water gel are also available.

Purchases can be made online at The deadline to order is Friday, February 28. Supply is limited, so those interested are encouraged to order as soon as possible. You do not need to be a Racine County resident to participate.

All seedlings must be picked up at the Racine County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, April 21, between 1-6 p.m. or Wednesday, April 22, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. No trees will be delivered or shipped to customers’ homes, and all purchases are non-refundable.

The Land Conservation Office has annually provided low-cost tree seedlings to promote conservation and environmental stewardship throughout Racine County. For additional information or questions, please contact Chad Sampson, Racine County Conservationist, at (262) 886-8440 or