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Crain Tree Farm and Nursery


We are plant people and take pleasure in sharing our knowledge with you to ensure

you will get the most enjoyment from your plants and landscapes.


Office hours: 8 am - 4 pm Mon - Fri.;
Sat. 8-4


I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree...




We are a family owned and operated establishment and take pride in growing quality nursery stock since 1980.

With multiple root pruning, minimal basket sizing and close attention to the root flare area, we feel you are obtaining the best tree stock in the area. All these steps lessen the shock of transplanting and help the tree to quickly establish in your yard.

We would like to invite you to come by and let us show you the difference in our trees and shrubs.


Where are we?


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The bridge over the creek on South Clinton is being repaired. A Detour will take you around to Brookhaven where you can catch South Clinton, or you can come by way of Bethel Mine/Hollywood Heights.


Contact us

1406 S Clinton Road

Caseyville, IL 62232

Phone: 618 344.5963

Fax: 618 344.9871

Email: digtrees@craintreefarm.com

Japanese Stewartia

Common Lilac

Sweet Bay Magnolia


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Tree and Shrub Health

We carry:

  • Treegator 15 gallon slow release watering system, $30
  • Insecticide soil drench for trees and shrubs
  • Once a year systemic insecticide and other nutrient biologicals and sprays
  • Hardwood mulch
  • Tree wraps
  • Grass seed

Pruning tips: Some plants, like butterfly bush and azalea, are especially sensitive to late season nutrient boosts, so it's a good rule of thumb to avoid fertilizing trees, shrubs, and perennials after mid-summer. More tips.


Rich says...

Keep an eye on your trees and shrubs. Watering is very important, even in winter.

Thelma's Choice

Dura Heat® River Birch

This fast growing, multi-trunked native is more heat and drought tolerant and has better disease and insect resistance than the species. Dura-Heat® has a rounded form when mature with a dense canopy of glossy green foliage that turns a buttery yellow in the fall. Bark exfoliates early revealing creamy white inner bark, extending interest into the winter. Useful as a specimen, a shade tree or grouped together to provide a screen in the summer. We have them in stock starting at $125.

River Birch trees

White Fringetree

Chionanthus virginicus
Missouri Botanical Garden Plant of Merit

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Bizon Blue Spruce

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Our popular Bizon Blue Spruce.
These are the bluest Blue Spruces we've ever seen.

Pond Cypress