KUOW Spotlight: 2019 Native Bareroot Plant Sale


As heard on KUOW.org 94.9Every year, over 60,000 plants are sold at the King Conservation District (KCD) annual Native Bareroot Plant Sale. On your own, buying gorgeous plants at a discount might not seem revolutionary, but over the years your individual purchases add up to a collective action of hundreds-of-thousands of native plantings. Together, these native plants benefit our yards, forests, soil, and water, and form an integral backbone to our region’s ecosystems. Native plants provide the underlying forage, habitat, and support for beneficial insects, birds, fish, and mammals.

So, whether you’re a novice gardener or a green thumb, making the choice to steward native plants is a vote for a more abundant King County.

Not familiar with natives or bareroot stock? KCD can help with online resources and experts at-hand to find the right trees, shrubs, and ground cover for your garden, property, or neighborhood project. This year we are offering over 60 species to choose from. Native plants have evolved to thrive in our local soil and climate meaning they often require less maintenance.

Pre-orders are open now. We do run out of some stock, so get yours today!

Pickup is Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Renton Community Center (1715 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton). Come celebrate the start of another planting season with other planters and knowledgeable KCD staff.

To learn more about which plants are available for sale as walk-up options or to pre-order online check out our 2019 Native Bareroot Plant page. 

For questions on the Plant Sale contact plantsale@kingcd.org.

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