Online Ordering for the 2019 Native Plant Sale is Closed
Thanks to all residents who purchased native trees and plants at this year’s sale. Although online ordering is now closed, plants will be sold on a first come, first served basis on both pick up days this month.
Sale and pickup: Friday, May 17 (1-4pm)
Sale and pickup: Saturday, May 18 (11am-1pm)
Payment due during pick up hours
Village Community BBQ
All residents are invited to the Village BBQ during the plant sale pickup hours of 11-1pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019. There will be neighbors to meet and good food to share. Our Village Ecologist, Steve Zimmerman, will be available to answer questions and offer information on the Village Cost-Share Programs.
Preserving Our Ecological Community
The Village of Riverwoods is a unique community nestled along the east side of the Des Plaines River where various natural communities including forests, woodlands, savanna, marsh, and prairie can be found developing over heavy clay soils and shallow aquifers. The natural communities are an integral part of the Village’s identity, a source of many benefits for its residents, and an essential green infrastructure link between rivers and forest preserves that provide habitat for various migrating and nesting birds, native animals, plants, fish, and insects.
These natural communities are under stress from invasive plants, Emerald Ash Borer infestations, canopy tree shading, surface water changes, and deer browsing. The Riverwoods annual native plant sale helps residents to choose new plants that are appropriate for their properties. The sale held each May assists residents to select trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses, sedges, and forbs (wildflowers) based upon light and soil moisture requirements as well as other pertinent attributes, all available on this website.