Thank you for your interest in the Whatcom CD Native Plant Sale and for your commitment to using native plants!
Our online store is now closed for the 2022 sale.
Thank you to everyone who ordered plants this year. We had over 500 orders!
We look forward to seeing customers at the drive thru order pickup!
Reference your order confirmation email for date of pick up.
3057 E Bakerview Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226
If you missed out this year, we will be back again in 2023. Sign up here for our monthly e-news to receive monthly emails from Whatcom CD about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and District news.
COVID-19 Protocol Update: Customers will be able to select a pick-up time slot during checkout in the online store. Picking up plants within the 3-4 hour time slot will allow for less congestion and possible close-contact with WCD staff and other customers. Please adhere to the time slot you choose.
Pat and Tony own a bluff with a beautiful view of the Puget Sound, but it’s not always acting pretty. It’s sandy, sensitive and has even had some landslides. They started looking into plants that would help protect and stabilize their land, and after connecting with their local conservation district, they discovered the native plant sale.
HOW TO PURCHASE PLANTS
Online orders: Require a $50 minimum purchase. Orders must be completed no later than Monday March 7, 2022. Plant orders are bundled for you and can be picked-up on Saturday March 19th and Sunday March 20th, 9am-3pm.
If you’d like to online order but can’t meet the $50 minimum, try ordering with neighbors, friends, and family, and then split up the order.
Open Sale: The 2022 sale will be preorders only. Due to the continuing reality of COVID-19, there will not be a walk up sale or expo. All sales will be final, and physical distancing precautions will be practiced. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years and we look forward to seeing you again this Spring!
Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee availability of plants on the list below. We order our plants twelve to six months before the sale and uncontrollable situations, such as crop failure, could prevent us from having all species listed in stock.
40+ Tree and Shrub Species Available
Plant Descriptions - 2022
Specific info on native plants can be found through our online store.
Note: Plants are native to Washington State unless otherwise noted.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNER AND HOST
NOOKSACK SALMON ENHANCEMENT ASSOCIATION
PURPOSE OF THE ANNUAL NATIVE PLANT SALE:
The purpose of the WCD’s annual plant sale is to promote the stewardship and conservation of our natural resources. The plants sold at this sale are “conservation grade”, which means they are graded on their ability to survive, not on their ornamental value. Seedling plants are not large (generally between 10” and 36” tall), so your order will fit in the trunk or back seat of your car. On the scheduled pick up days, you can drive through our pick up event and we will put the order in your vehicle.
Planting native trees and shrubs can provide many positive benefits to your property and the natural environment such as improved water quality, enhanced fish and wildlife habitat, reduction of wind and soil erosion, cleaner air, reduction of energy costs, and beautification of your property! This sale is a great opportunity to purchase low cost native plants and to get them in the ground before the growing season begins. Experienced conservationists will be available to answer your native plant questions.
The event is a self-supporting program of the Whatcom Conservation District with support by loyal volunteers and local businesses.
Order Pickup Location
The sale will be held at the office of Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA).
NSEA office address, 3057 E. Bakerview Rd.
From I-5 take exit 255, head East on E Sunset Dr toward Mt. Baker Hwy (WA-542).
Turn left (North) onto Hannegan Rd and continue for 0.9 miles toward Bakerview Rd intersection.
Turn right onto Bakerview Rd and continue 0.5 miles to reach NSEA office on left.
Traffic flow will turn into NSEA property and make a loop around towards the exit after picking up pre-orders.
Please arrive within the time-slot assigned in order to decrease back-ups along Bakerview Rd.
Phone: 360-526 2381 x.112 Email: email@example.com
Additional Info and Links
WSU Extension Trees of Washington - Download your free copy with this link
P = (Plug): Seedling grown in a plastic tube for 1 year. A plant grown as a plug will develop a more fibrous root system than one grown in the field.
BR = Bare root: seedling with soil removed from roots.
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