Thursday, January 20, 2022

Herkimer County Soil and Water Conservation District announces 2022 Tree and Shrub Sale

Herkimer County tree and shrub saleHerkimer County Soil and Water Conservation District (HCSWCD) staff are pleased to announce that the organization’s annual tree and shrub sale, an earned income program held in the spring, is currently underway. The Herkimer County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for trees, shrubs, and other items through Monday, March 25. This year, the group is bringing back many popular species along with a few new items for guests to consider. Available for planting this spring are low-cost bare root evergreen seedlings and transplants, deciduous trees, a variety of bushes and shrubs, semi-dwarf apple trees, and wildflower seeds. Grown by private commercial nurseries, these plants provide an economical source of conservation landscaping materials, windbreaks, and quantities for reforesting.

Also available are bluebird nest boxes and rain barrels. Among the many planting accessories being offered are tree mats and tree shelters, hardwood stakes, compost, fertilizer tablets and animal repellent. The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for landowners to continue toward improving their property by providing a variety of programs and services, one of which is the Tree and Shrub Program. Offering these trees, shrubs and plants helps support conservation planting projects, wildlife enhancement, erosion control and windbreak development needs throughout the area. 

Orders will be accepted through Monday, March 25, and pick-up dates are scheduled for Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Those who wish to submit an order are encouraged to do so as soon as possible as quantities are limited and orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Herkimer County tree and shrub sale

Bluebird nesting boxes are available to landowners during the spring and fall programs. Nesting boxes should be located in an open space and can be placed on fence posts, garden U-posts and metal posts at least three feet above the ground. A box mounted 4-5 feet high is ideal. Photo/caption information courtesy of HCSWCD website.

Interested parties are encouraged to call (315) 866-2520, extension 5 for more information or visit the Herkimer County Soil and Water Conservation District’s website at www.herkimercountyswcd.com in order to view a complete list of the many items available including detailed descriptions and prices, the tree and shrub order form and more. To keep tabs on HCSWCD updates, please reference the organization’s Facebook page. HCSWCD Mission Statement: To grow in our ability to serve and educate landowners, organizations, and government agencies while developing, conserving, and preserving the natural resources of Herkimer County.

Photo at top: The Herkimer County Soil and Water Conservation District has announced that their 2022 Tree and Shrub sale is currently underway. Offering these trees, shrubs and plants helps support conservation planting projects, wildlife enhancement, erosion control and windbreak development needs throughout the area. Photo courtesy of the HCSWCD website.

 

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