The Conservation District Tree and Plant Sale Pre-order is in March with the pickup for the trees and plants in April.

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Each year we are pleased to offer a variety of bare root stock trees and shrubs for landscaping, whether your passion is for flowering trees, native berry bushes or nuts! We also offer an abundance of orchard trees, including apples, cherries, peaches and pears. We are offering a hard-cider apple collection, a heritage apple collection, a grape collection as well as a hybrid plum collection, to help get your new orchard started, and we also offer companion plants to help your orchard thrive.

Blueberries, cranberries, grapes and raspberries are available as well as a variety of native shrubs and trees such as chokeberries, elderberries, juneberries, nannyberries and serviceberries.

Additionally, we offer beautiful flowering plants and herbs with many of these providing pollinator habitat for birds, butterflies and bees. Most of our offerings are hardy to zone 4 so they should be well adapted to our area.

Creative and functional landscaping not only can prevent or eliminate problem areas on your land or adjacent water, but also can enhance the value of your home. Erosion control plants may be necessary for steeper areas of your property, areas adjacent to water bodies for prevention of runoff, and any area where there are no existing plants to help keep the soil in place.

Our selection of native Maine plants can also be used to create beautiful rain gardens. Rain gardens are designed to utilize water from roofs, driveways and other hard areas to control runoff problems and to protect water quality. They are not only functional, but are also attractive additions for a welcoming landscape.

We carry locally made bluebird houses to provide a home for the birds that visit your gardens. Our landscape helpers include Plantskydd Organic Animal Repellent, Recycled Rain Barrels, Kitchen Pails and Garden Composters as well as Biodegradable Mesh Tree Protector Sleeves. Plantskydd is effective against deer, rabbits, voles, moose, chipmunks, and squirrels. It offers over-winter plant protection for up to 6 months! No other repellent lasts as long. Plantskydd is ORGANIC – the first animal repellent to be OMRI listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute for organic food production. It is made in the USA.

For more information about the wide variety of plants and products available through this fundraiser that supports our educational programs, please contact the district office at (207)564 – 2321, extension 3, email us at or stop by the United States Department of Agriculture Service Center in the Pine Crest Business Park at 42 Engdahl Drive, Dover – Foxcroft, Monday through Friday, 8am until 4:30pm.

This sale is our big fundraiser for the year and all proceeds support our educational programs.

Tree and Plant Sale Catalog and Order Form are available for download here!


Tree and Plant Growing Information

Zone Hardiness Guide
Zone Hardiness Guide
Zone Hardiness Guide
Our catalog has brief descriptions to help you choose plants which will best suit your needs. Following each plant name is the zone hardiness, which lets you know if a plant may or may not be suitable for your location.

Z2 low temperature average –50 to –40 degrees
Z3 low temperature average –40 to –30 degrees
Z4 low temperature average –30 to –20 degrees
Climate Guide
Sun or Full Sun Generally this means 6 or more hours of direct sun in a day.

Part-sun Generally means less than 6 hours of direct sun or a full day of dappled sunlight.

Shade Very little to no direct sun, especially through the middle of the day.

Moist Average soil conditions, not wet, not dry. Able to retain water long enough for plants to use, but not to be soggy.

Wet Has standing water part of the time or is boggy and damp most of the time.

Dry Very little moisture, often sandy soil. Dries out quickly after rain.

Evergreen These plants do not lose their leaves or needles in the winter. There may be some annual shedding of old needles (as in pine) but the entire plant does not go bare.

Spacing of Fruit Trees, Nut Trees and Berries
Spacing of Fruit Trees, Nut Trees & Berries

Apples, Dwarf
Between Plants 7-8′ Between Rows 15′

Apples, Semi-dwarf
Between Plants and Rows 15′

Apples, Standard
Between Plants and Rows 25“ to 30′

Between Plants 1“ to 2′ Between Rows 4′

Between Plants 3′ to 4′ Between Rows 6′ to 12′

Blueberries, Highbush
Between Plants 3′ to 6′ Between Rows 8′ to 10′

Blueberries, Lowbush
Between Plants and Rows 1′

Between Plants 8′ Between Rows 8′ to 10′

Between Plants 4-6′ for hedge

Nut Trees – Orchard
Between Plants and Rows 35′

Nut Trees – Forest
Between Plants and Rows 20′

Pears, Asian Pears
Between Plants and Rows 20′

Between Plants 2′ Between Rows 6′ to 12′

Stone Fruit
Between Plants 5′ to 20′ Between Rows 15′ to 20′

Sweet Cherries
Between Plants and Rows 25′