Minnesota Noxious Weeds; includes Native and Non-native Look-alike Species for Comparison.

Produced by the MN Dept. of Transportation. (photos, descriptions, methods for removal, etc.) 

2017 Tree and Shrub Sale!

The South St Louis County Soil & Water Conversation District (SWCD) tree and shrub sale is selling 100% native trees & shrubs, with a deadline to submit your requests by April 14.  See their web site, which includes nice descriptions of all that they offer.

The pick up dates are May 11, 12,13.

If you are interested in sharing a bundle of bare-root trees &/or shrubs (10 or 25 in a pack), please contact Ellyn Wiens at    She will coordinate requests for sharing orders.

Local Purveyors of Native Plants

Shore View Natives
Phone: 218-341-5286
Boreal Natives
3943 Munger Shaw Road, Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone: 218-729-7001
Leaning Pine Native Landscapes
3130 S Camp Amnicon Rd, South Range, WI 54874
Phone: (715) 398-5453

“How To” Information

Blue Thumb
The Blue Thumb program aims to encourage homeowners to use native plant gardening, rain gardens, and shoreline stabilization to reduce runoff from their home landscape in an effort improve water quality.  One element of the Blue Thumb program is an easy-to-use website for homeowners seeking native plant gardening information. Another key component is a rain garden installation manual for homeowners co-developed by Minnesota landscape ecologists Dan Shaw and Rusty Schmidt.