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Seedling tree, rain barrel sales have new look

3/8/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

CUYAHOGA FALLS — In an effort to promote native and noninvasive tree plantings, the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is offering new seedling packet options in its 2012 program.

New packets added are:

√ Flowering Tree and Shrub Packet — four American mountain ash, four Washington hawthorn, four black chokeberry and four silky dogwood;

√ Native Hardwood Packet — four black walnut, four red oak, four sugar maple and four white oak;

√ Nut Tree Packet — four black walnut, four American Hazelnut, four butternut and four northern pecan; and

√ Shade Tree Packet — four red maple, four river birch, four sugar maple and four tulip tree.

Two small native tree/shrubs will be offered as well in counts of 10, including pawpaw and persimmon. Conifers are still available in bundles of 25, including Colorado blue spruce, Black Hills spruce, red pine and white pine. Prices vary from $10 to $22 per packet.

Two types of wildflower seed packets will be available, including the Northeast Annual and Perennial Wildflower Mix and the Showy Northeast Native Wildflower and Grass Mix. Both are 1-ounce packets that will cover approximately 250 square feet.

Rain barrels will again be offered through the program. The 55-gallon rain barrels are set up and ready to install. Linking storage barrels also are available.

To order seedlings, seed packets and rain barrels, call 330-929-2871, ext. 10, email staff@summitswcd.org for an order form or visit www.summitswcd.org and click on 2012 Seedling Sale to download an order form. The order deadline is March 30.

The seedling packet pick-up date is April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Summit SWCD office, 2525 State Road. Planting instructions will be available upon pick-up.

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