HELPING OUR CUSTOMERS GROW
NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS
-why locally sourced?
Glacier Oaks sources and collects seed locally because:
The seed has the genetic information passed down from thousands of years of climate changes
These are the plants that the local flora and fauna evolved with, drawing from them, sustenance and shelter.
These are the plants that will adapt to future climates and changes in the environment.
Growing for the Landscape
Methods of growing for the transplant environment to ensure a thriving transplant:
Promotes root development to enhance transplanting to the urban landscape
All plants start in containers that promote fibrous root development that continues in field soils.
Clay loam forest soils promote site-root interface.
Pruning and training add ornamental value
Shearing for fullness to enhance privacy and energy conservation
Plant Health Care and Integrated Pest Management are the hallmark of our growing practices.
Working with the Community
Growing Plants with Purpose means growing plants that support all life forms - including us!
We have found a great way to grow the best plants for the most living things giving the greatest return is planting with the community through: