Photo credit: Teresa DeWitt, East Central Illinois Master Naturalist.


Interested in expanding the use of native flora in your yard or garden? East Central Illinois Master Naturalists (ECIMN) is hosting a native tree and shrub sale. Our soil and climate have tested these plants for 8,000 years, it's a good bet they will work for you! Support pollinators and other local wildlife by adding indigenous plants to your home landscape.

The way it works is that you have September 1 -  October 3 to research, plan, order, and pay for your selection of native trees and shrubs and we will have them available for pick up in October when it is the perfect time for planting. Plants cost $30 each including tax. All plants come in 3-gallon containers. Orders will be accepted until October 3, 2021. Supplies are limited and orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. Sales are open to the public. Your order will be available for outdoor pickup on Saturday, October 16 in Urbana. We will be contacting folks with location, timing, and further details at a later time. Shipping is only available for the calendars, plants must be picked up.

Plants available include:

  • Shrubs: Allegheny Serviceberry, Arrowwood Viburnum, Black Chokeberry, Button Bush, Elderberry, Hazelnut, Ninebark, Smooth Sumac, Spicebush, Winterberry
  • Trees: Black Gum, Bur Oak, Chinquapin Oak, Northern Pecan, Kentucky Coffeetree, Paw Paw, Persimmon  

We guarantee that plants have been inspected for pests and health, but can not guarantee replacement after the plant leaves our sale. Plant material is inspected, certified, and sourced from Woody Warehouse. Our supplier is not endorsed or affiliated with the University of Illinois Extension or the Illinois Master Naturalist program. Fulfillment issues are possible, in the case that a plant is unavailable, refunds will be issued automatically and you will be notified. 

Payment is accepted via credit card online, or by cash, check, or credit in our Champaign, Ford- Iroquois, or Vermilion offices, or by check in the mail. Please make checks out to University of Illinois Extension and send to University of Illinois Extension, Attn: Tree and Shrub Sale, 801 Country Fair Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61821. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Amanda at achriste@illinois.edu or at 217-333-7672

For details of each plant and to order, find the East Central Illinois Master Naturalist tab here: https://go.illinois.edu/NativeSale