Tree Planters Available for Rent:
Planting a large number of trees? Manitowoc County Soil & Water has two tree planters available for rent. Visit the office or call 920-683-4183 for more information and to schedule your rental.
Manitowoc County Tree Planter Rental Agreement & Planter Guidance
Lakeshore Tree Planting Guide
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Ash Tree Management:
Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive wood-boring beetle that infests all species of Ash trees. This GUIDE is a common-sense approach to dealing with EAB and removing dead Ash trees from your landscape.
Lakeshore Invasive Species Management Area:
Manitowoc County partners with Glacierland Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. to administer the Lake Monitoring & Protection Network Program and promote efficient and effective management of invasive plant and animal species. If you have a concern about invasive species on your land, contact: LISMA Invasive Species Coordinator at 906-284-0533.
Pollinator Seed Kits for Sale:
Pollinator seeds kits are perfect for the beginner or experienced gardener. Whether you’re looking to attract pollinators into your current landscape, plant a small meadow to cut down on mowing, or want to establish a pollinator corridor in your neighborhood; each Pollinator Seed Kit covers 1,000 square ft. and is ideal for full-sun locations.
Grow an approved NRCS 23-species mix that includes: Asters, Black-eyed Susan, Cone Flower, Milkweed, Wild Bergamont, Coreopsis, and many more. Cost is $15 per kit and includes a planting & maintenance guide.
Local pick-up only from April 1 – October 31, 2023 while supplies last. Call ahead!
Tree and Native Plant Nurseries:
Find local, state, and commercial nurseries with native seeds, plant starts, and tree stock available
WI DNR Native Plant Resources
Health Lakes WI Guide to Native Plants
University of Wisconsin, Madison Pollinator Resources
DNR Forestor – Christopher Plzak – 920-370-2427
City of Manitowoc Forestor/Arborist
Arbor/Culturist – Megan Scharenbrock – 920-242-3438