SWCD tree/plant sale begins

Staff report

The Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District is again sponsoring the annual tree and plant sale. A wide variety of trees and other plant materials are available.

These materials are provided at a low cost to encourage landowners to increase their use of windbreak and wildlife plantings, and the varieties offered have been chosen because of their usefulness for these purposes. They may be purchased by anyone and planted anywhere without restrictions.

These are bare root stock, which is the most economical way to purchase plants. Most tree seedlings are three years old and range in size from 12-36 inches, depending upon the species ordered. The staff at Fulton SWCD will assist with information to help make wise selections. The staff can help select trees for a certain soil type, teach how to plant seedlings, provide information on which varieties attract wildlife, and information on other subjects related to adding to the value and enjoyment of trees and other plants.

Deadline for ordering plants is March 24; pick-up dates are April 7-8 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. Tree brochures were recently mailed.

To get an order form, visit the SWCD office at the Robert Fulton Agriculture Center across from the fairgrounds, call the office at 419-337-9217 to have one mailed to you, e-mail [email protected] or go to fultoncountyoh.com/swcd to download an order form.

Staff report