The Lake Wissota Garden Club of Chippewa Falls, WI
Ginger W- Committee chair for the Irvine Park Wildflower Sanctuary was pleased to see our native WI Prickly pear(Opuntia marcrorhiza) that the committee planted in the summer of 2021 has put out its 1st shoots.
Summer of 2021--planting of 900 new native plants with a focus on increasing the bloom time of varieties in June.
June 2021 native plants in bloom--22 varieties
June 2022 native plants in bloom--39 varieties including this bright pink prairie phlox (Phlox pilosa).
The bloom time peaks in August with over 60 varieties of mostly WI woodland natives in bloom.
Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls, WI 125 Bridgewater Avenue
*Free Guided Tour: Sat. June 11, 1:00 PM
*125 Bridgewater Ave, Chippewa Falls
*Sanctuary on Irvine Park Dr. just S of the Duck Pond
*20-25+ varieties WI natives will be in bloom
Thank you everyone for your order!
We appreciate your involvement in our fundraiser.
We greatly appreciate your orders supporting the conservation efforts of the Chippewa Rod & Gun Club and the Lake Wissota Garden Club. Mother nature has forced us to reschedule the pick up date. The Nursery who supplies the plants has been delayed in getting in the fields to dig.
The pickup originally scheduled for Sunday 4/24 has been cancelled.
The new pickup date is Sunday 5/8. Same Location, State Farm 17173 County Hwy J Chippewa Falls, 54729. Lake Wissota, across from Ace Hardware. 715-723-7770
Same Time, 9 AM – Noon.
For those with Bat / Bird House orders, please call 715-723-7770 if you would like to arrange an earlier pickup. I heard of a blue bird sighting yesterday. Oriole feeders will not be available until 5/8
Thanks for you patience and understanding.
Lake Wissota Garden Club and the Chippewa Rod and Gun Club
If you have any questions please call us at 715-723-7770.
Photos of Free Tree Recipients and LWGC members that hosted the event at Irvine Park Native Wildflower Sanctuary on May 1, 2021
Come to Irvine Park--Native Wildflower Sanctuary on May 8th and connect with nature - Tour begins at 10:00am.
*** Lake Wissota Garden Club member leads a tour the 2nd Saturday May-Sept. at 10:00 am
When: Saturday, May 1, 10AM – 12PM,
Where: Irvine Park Native Wildflower Sanctuary, 125 Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls.
What: Lake Wissota Garden Club of Chippewa Falls is offering one free native tree to the first 100
visitors to the Irvine Park Native Wildflower Sanctuary.
Native trees offered include sugar maple, white swamp oak, red oak, serviceberry, black cherry and American plum.
These WI native trees will improve bird & pollinator habitat in your yard.
Join us in this National Garden Club & Wisconsin Garden Club Federation project
“Each One – Plant One”
Lake Wissota Garden Club members will also provide tours of the native spring ephemeral wildflowers in the sanctuary during the tree giveaway.
Spring ephemeral wildflowers such as Dutchman’s Breeches, Bloodroot, Virginia bluebells, Hepatica and Spring Beauty will be blooming. You will find these early wildflowers and many others which bloom before the trees leaf out and then will disappear until next spring.
Every tree makes a difference. The best day to plant a tree is today!
Contact: Barb Barrickman, Lake Wissota Garden Club at email@example.com or 715-828-8296
Sugar Maple: (Acer Saccharnum)Native. AKA Hard Maple. Valued for many woodland projects. Great shade tree and valued for its syrup and lumber. Leaves are great organic fertilizer. Brilllant fall color. Fast growth to 70 feet.
White Swamp Oak: (Quercus Bicolor) Native. One of the faster growing oaks. Forms large canopy. Prefers moist sites with some drought tolerance. Will also thrive on upland sites. Fast acorn production for food plot. Preferred by wildlife because it lacks the tannins found in acorns of the black oak family. Medium to fast growth to 80-100 feet.
Red Oak: (Quercus Rubra) Native. Hardy northern oak prized for its lumber and beneficial acorns. Dark waxy green leaves with beautiful fall color. Medium to fast growth to 80-100 feet.
Serviceberry: (Amelanchier Canadensis) Native. Masses of white, early spring flowers emerge before any trees leaf out. Edible purple/red fruit in mid-summer. Then bright yellow to red foliage in fall. Small multi-stemmed tree which does well in shade. However, fruit production is best in full sun. Medium growth to 25 feet.
Black Cherry: (Prunus Serotina) Native. Excellent ornamental with deep green leaves. Great food for wildlife and highly prized wood. Fruit used for preserves. Medium growth to 60-70 feet.
American Plum: (Prunis Americana) Native. Small tree with profuse white sweet smelling flowers followed by sweet red plums. Brilliant fall color. Very hardy. Medium growth to 20 feet.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a tree, shrub, or critter house from our annual fundraiser!
The Chippewa Rod & Gun and Lake Wissota Garden clubs have teamed up once again for their annual Tree and Birdhouse Sale through March 31.