Tree Sale

2020 SCD Tree Sale Update - Posted April 3, 2020

Under the new proclamation from Gov. Inslee, dated 3/31/20, SCD is going to proceed with distributing Tree Sale inventory quickly, orderly, and safely.

Please note your invoice # listed above. We will be packing and distributing orders numerically over the next few weeks.

You will be contacted by phone when your order is ready for pick up. Please note that these will be specific pick up arrangements for YOU and YOUR ORDER only. If you have coordinated with a friend to pick up their order you will need to wait until you have received confirmation that all orders have been packed to coordinate pick up.

If you attempt to pick up your order on a day or time that is not directed from us, you will be asked to return at a later date after receiving specific pick up arrangements.

It is very important that we comply with the CDC recommendations surrounding COVID-19 so we ask that you abide by our distribution rules and pick up your order once we notify you in an effort to limit our traffic flow.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Talk with you soon,

SCD Tree Sale Team

2020 SCD Tree Sale Update - Posted April 1, 2020

To our loyal friends, customers, and partners,

With a statewide "Stay at Home" order in place, we will remain closed to the public until April 8, 2020. This means our regular Tree Sale pick up days of April 3rd and 4th will be pushed back.

The seedlings are currently being stored in coolers and their root systems are staying moist. SCD Foresters have advised that these seedlings will stay healthy in these conditions for up to 4 weeks.

We will give another update after April 8th once Governor Inslee declares how things will evolve with the stay at home order in place.

We appreciate your patience during this unsure time and we are eager to get back to work packing our tree orders.

Thank you and stay safe,

SCD Staff

2020 SCD Tree Sale Update - Posted March 23, 2020

Hello Tree Sale Customers, We would like to reach out to our friends and supporters in the community to extend our wish for your safety and health during this difficult time we are facing. While all of us are making the necessary arrangements to navigate this challenging situation we are in, Spokane Conservation District is committed to public health and we are modifying our pick up procedures in a manner that honors the CDC's ongoing recommendations. As of today, all 90,000 trees have been delivered!  Our staff is working vigorously to organize the 45 different tree species and get all 992 ORDERS packed ready for pickup.  We will continue to update you on your order status via email. Our plan at this time is to contact small groups of customers with various days and times to pick-up their orders via drive-thru service.  Please note that these are specific pick up arrangements for you and your order only! Orders will be distributed by appointment only.  No surplus sales. We very much appreciate your patience and understanding as we maneuver through this process. Thank you and stay safe, SCD Staff

2020 SCD Tree Sale Update - Posted March 16, 2020

Spokane Conservation District is adhering to Washington State Department of Health and Spokane Regional Health District guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols and best practices to ensure the health and safety of our staff and community.

People with SCD TREE SALE PRE-ORDERS will be contacted individually with pick–up details.

At this time, we will not be offering a surplus sale.

Spokane Conservation District is committed to public health; we will modify our pick up procedures in a manner that honors the CDC’s recommendation for 6 feet of social distancing.

Thank you for your understanding as we work to navigate these circumstances.

  The SCD hosts an Annual Tree Sale. The Spring Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale pre-order period is from February 1 – mid-March, and the 2020 pick up days are April 3rd from 8am-5pm and April 4th from 9am-1pm. There are over 30 different species to choose from! Ordering online is the best way to buy your trees before they sell out but we also have a paper brochure that we post every year. If you have come to our site outside of our order period, consider shopping at these or other native plant nurseries. Please reference our Frequently Asked Questions list below and click to receive your answer.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards. Place your order online at www.sccd.org. All major credit cards except American Express are accepted. Mail orders must be made with check. Walk-in orders are accepted in cash (exact change), check or credit/debit at our office, 210 N Havana, Spokane WA 99202, M-F, 8am-4:30pm. 

How do I receive my seedlings?

We do not ship seedlings. You must pick up your seedlings during the distribution days at the SCD, 210 N Havana, Spokane WA 99202. Early and late pickups are not allowed due to the availability of seedlings and the cost of seedling storage. Orders not picked up will be used by the SCD for various planting projects and any payment will be forfeited.

How big are the seedlings at the time of distribution?

The majority of our bareroot seedlings range in size from 8-24’’ tall, and unless otherwise indicated, are not potted and come in minimum bundles of five. An 8" seedling is grown in a greenhouse for one year. The 8" seedlings have an advantage to planting large quantities because they are much smaller and less labor-intensive.

Reforestation trees are available in 8" size, as well as Plug 1 size. The P1 seedlings, are a year older than the 8" seedlings and they are quite a bit larger, about a foot or taller and they have a larger caliper stem with some branching and a larger more extensive root system. A P1 seedling is grown for one year in a greenhouse and an additional year in the field.

Plug 1's are only available in the reforestation species. Reforestation trees are as Plug 1's, in minimum quantities of 100.

What happens if my trees or shrubs die?

Due to environmental and other factors beyond our control, the SCD does not offer a guarantee on the livability of the seedlings we sell, therefore refunds and/or rain checks will not be granted. If you have specific questions or concerns about your trees or shrubs, please call our Forestry department at 509-535-7274. Planting tips will be available during the distribution days, and our Forestry staff is always available to share their expertise.

How do I cancel an order?

Cancellations must be made prior to the order period ending; otherwise the deposit will be forfeited. To cancel an order, please call the SCD at 509-535-7274 or e-mail: garth-davis@sccd.org.

How do I know that I will receive the species that I order?

You will receive an order confirmation/invoice one - two weeks prior to the distribution days; you can request a confirmation anytime after you have placed your order by calling 509-535-7274 or emailing treesale@sccd.org. Please contact the SCD as soon as possible if you notice an error on the invoice. Please bring the invoice with you to pick up your trees. Due to factors beyond our control, there may be instances when a certain species ordered becomes unavailable. In this case, the SCD will contact you to notify you of your options. You will not be charged for seedlings you do not receive (unless you fail to pick up your trees on the distribution days).  

What about the deer?

Our seedlings are scrumptious to deer. Deer have been known to rip freshly planted seedlings out of the ground. As the plants mature, they will be better able to survive browsing from deer and other animals. Until then, invest in “tree tubes” or otherwise protect your new plants. Tree tubes can be purchased from online or local retailers that offer forestry, farm or home improvement supplies.  

General Questions

General questions about the tree & shrub sale can be sent to Hilary Sepulveda. For questions about specific trees and shrubs that we sell, including planting issues and which species would grow best in your area, please contact Garth Davis.

For information about shrubs or plants that we do not carry through our sale, please contact the Master Gardener Resource Center & Plant Clinic through the WSU-Spokane County Extension Office. They can answer questions regarding plant identification, and about insects and diseases.