The annual tree seedling sale has started. Order forms for the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District 2013 seedling tree and shrub sale are now available by calling 419-898-1595 or visiting the website at www.ottawaswcd.com.
Evergreen varieties in packets of 10 for this year include: Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, American Arborvitae, and Bald Cypress. The fast growing Green Rocket Cedar that will be sold individually. These Cedars will grow up to 3’ per year, are deer resistant, have a strong root system, and no major insect problems. They make a great windbreak or privacy screen.
Fast growing varieties of deciduous trees offered are Autumn Blaze Maple, Cleveland Flowering Pear, and Tulip Poplar. Other trees available are Red Oak, Prairifire Crabapple, Canada Red Choke Cherry and Princeton American Elm. Butterfly Bushes, Reblooming Purple Lilac Bushes, Pink Knock Out Roses, and Red Double Knock Out Roses are also available for purchase. Native grass packets are again available.
The District reminds everyone that the Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Arborvitae, Bald Cypress and White Oak are only seedlings, with sizes ranging from 8” – 18”. The following hardwoods will be between 4’-5’ in size and are sold individually: Canada Red Choke Cherry, Tulip Poplar, Autumn Blaze Maple, Red Oak, Princeton American Elm, Cleveland Flower Pear, and Prairiefire Crabapple. Green Rocket Cedars do very well in our soil and are about 2’ in size. All are pre-packed and come complete with planting instructions!
Prices range from $8.00 to $35.00. If you would like an order form or have questions, call the Ottawa SWCD office at 419-898-1595. Early ordering is encouraged because supplies are limited (particularly for the fast growing varieties and Red Oaks). Deadline for ordering is April 5, 201. Money raised from the program goes to support District Programs throughout the year. To view the different varieties or print out an order form visit www.ottawaswcd.com.