It is never too early to start thinking about the trees you want to plant this spring, and now is the perfect time to start planning as the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual tree sale has begun!
This is a great opportunity for residents to add high-quality, low-cost natural plantings to their yard or acreage. There are 32 varieties of trees and shrubs for sale, which include Silky Dogwood, Hackberry, Ninebark, Swamp White Oak, and River Birch which are new to the sale this year. Native seed mixes and tree supplies (mats, spades and marking flags) are also for sale.
The Scott SWCD is again offering the “Backyard Bundle,” a great choice for residents who live in the city or on smaller rural lots. It includes five different varieties in one bundle of 25, including Paper Birch, Black Hills Spruce, Highbush Cranberry, Lilac, and Red Osier Dogwood. All other varieties are sold in bundles of 25.
All varieties thrive in Minnesota’s various soil types and climate. The sale began this month and continues through the end of April, at which time customers may pick up their pre-paid orders and buy smaller bundles of any remaining seedlings at the Scott County Fairgrounds, in Jordan. Put in your order early to insure the species you want are available.
Each tree that is planted in Scott County plays a role in conserving soil and water by holding soil in place and allowing storm water to seep into the ground. At the last year’s tree sale residents purchased 30,950 tree and shrub seedlings to plant for wildlife habitat, property borders, and landscaping.
Call the Scott SWCD office in Jordan, (952) 492-5425, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can order online at www.scottswcdtrees.com or send your order and payment to the Scott SWCD Office, 7151 190 St. W, Suite 125, Jordan. Tree orders will be availalbe for pick-up on April 27th (8 am - 4 pm) and 28th (8 am - 11 am).