Every year, Underwood Conservation District (UCD) offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings to residents in the Columbia Gorge. We offer a variety of conifers, deciduous trees and shrubs. They come ready to plant as 1-3 year-old, bare-root or plug seedlings.

Our annual plant sale is one way UCD encourages the restoration of natural habitats and promotes native species. We hope to provide a convenient, low-cost way for property owners in Skamania and western Klickitat Counties to obtain these trees and shrubs.

 

 

Variety

Our plant sale offers conifer seedlings, hardwood (deciduous) trees and shrubs, and hardwood mixed bundles.

  • Conifers are sold per bundle of 10 trees of the same species.  Discounts are available for orders of 400 trees or more.  Seedlings are 1-3 years old.
  • Deciduous tree and shrub seedlings are sold per bundle of 10 of the same species.  All are 1-2 year old bare-root plants, approximately 6″-24″ in height above ground.
  • Native Seed Mixes are available for native meadow grasses or pollinator-friendly grass and flower seeds.  Prices vary depending on seed mix and quantity ordered.
  • Create-Your-Own Mixed Bundles are available exclusively at our day-of sale and Open House Event.  Choose a customized mix of species for upland or streamside habitats, and select for East or West of the Cascades.  Prices vary and plants are sold individually. Choose as many or as few as works for your planting site.

Ordering Details

  • Plants are available for pre-order online from November 21, 2016 through February 28, 2017. 
  • All online, pre-order plants are sold in bundles of ten.  Prices listed are per bundle.  Please enter the number of bundles.
  • Paid pre-orders will be available for pick up at the UCD Native Plant Sale & Open House on Saturday, March 18th, 2017, in downtown White Salmon.   If you have special circumstances that prevent you from picking up your order on these dates, please contact our office to see what special arrangements may be made. 
  • Unfortunately, we cannot hold quantities for unpaid orders.  Quantities are not reserved until payment is received.
  • All plants are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.   Quantities are limited and some species always sell out, so please order early!
  • If you are having trouble ordering online, or if you need to pay by check or cash, please call our office and speak to someone on staff: (509) 493-1936.

 

Right Plant, Right Place

When choosing which plants to purchase for your property, think about what your plans are for your property, what purpose those plants may serve, what sort of moisture and sunlight is available for those plants, and what size the plant will eventually reach. In order to optimize the values and longevity of your new plants, carefully consider your long term needs:

  • Will the plant grow too big for the space you are planting it in?
  • Is there a powerline overhead that the plant may grow into?
  • Is there enough sunlight or moisture for the plant in your area?
  • Is there too much sunlight or moisture for the plant in your area?
  • Do you want a visual screen, a timber investment, bird and wildlife habitat, or other goal for your property?
  • Is the plant appropriate for your area, whether in Eastern or Western Washington? Eastside-adapted plants may tolerate westside environments, but westside-adapted plants may not tolerate eastside environments.

 

After you have chosen the right plants for your site, help ensure their survival with the correct planting technique. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get the most out of your planting effort:

Planting Forest Seedlings -- Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

 

 

Why Native Plants?

Native plants are those that occur in our area naturally, and they are particularly suited the habitats found in the Columbia Gorge and surrounding area. Using native plants saves money, resources and time; reduces weeds, attracts wildlife, and is good for the environment.

Here are some more great resources for information on native plants:

Washington Native Plant Society

Washington State University Extension--Pacific Northwest Plants Database

Mark Turner's website of Pacific Wildflowers