|Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District Fall Sale|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00|
The Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is once again offering Grade 1 container trees and plants for sale. These are supplied by Forrest Keeling Nursery, a family-owned and operated nursery based in Elsberry, Missouri. All trees and shrubs are nursery stock, exhibiting straightness of trunk and uniformity of branching. They are very reasonably priced at $25 each for a 3 gallon best-quality container.
Available trees include Autumn Blaze Maple, Black Oak, Black Walnut, Cinnamon Bark River Birch, Fringetree, Hackberry, Magnolia, Northern Red Oak, Norway Spruce, Pagoda Dogwood, Pecan, Persimmon, Plum, Robin Hill Serviceberry, Royal Frost Birch, Sycamore, White Pine and Willow Oak.
The following shrubs are also for sale: Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire, Lynwood Gold Forsythia, Ninebark, Old-Fashioned Lilac, Shrubby St. John’s Wort and Wisteria.
The District is offering perennial plants of Aromatic Aster, Marsh Milkweed, Obedient Plant, Ox-eye Sunflower, Purple Prairie Clover, Rose Mallow, Stifftick Coreopsis, White Wild Indigo and Wild Bergamot. All perennials are 1 gallon containers and offered for $8.50 each.
Tree-Mate-O Tree Success Kits ($12.00), as well as the ‘Taste of Scott County’ cookbook ($5.00) are also available.
Trees modify local temperatures, reducing heating and cooling costs; trees remove carbon dioxide from the air and replace it with oxygen; trees provide shade for cooling parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, and vehicles; trees buffer noise and screen out unsightly views; trees planted in harmony with the home or building add property value; trees provide nuts, fruits, and other food for humans and wildlife.
Order deadline is the close of business September 14, 2009 and will be available for pickup during office hours September 28 – October 2, 2009. All proceeds from this sale go to further the message of Conservation in Scott County. Call 812-752-2269, ext. 3 or stop by the Scott County SWCD office at 656 South Boatman Road in Scottsburg to place your order today. Catalog and order forms are also obtainable on the SWCD website: www.scottcountyswcd.org.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 September 2009 08:17|