Tree seedling sale begins

Order forms for the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District 2012 Seedling Tree and Shrub Sale are now available by calling 419-898-1595 or online at

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 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.   
The following fast-growing varieties will also be available: Autumn Blaze Maple, Cleveland Flowering Pear and Tulip Poplar. Other trees available are: the London Plane (similar to Sycamore), Red Oak, Prairifire Crabapple and Canada Red Choke Cherry. Butterfly Bushes, Reblooming Purple Lilac Bushes, Pink Knock Out Roses and Red Double Knock Out Roses are also available for purchase. Butterfly wildflower mixture and a native grass packet are again available to complete your garden area.
The District reminds everyone that the Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Arborvitae and Bald Cypress are only seedlings with sizes ranging from 8 to 18 inches. The following hardwoods will be between 4 and 5 feet in size and are sold individually: Canada Red Choke Cherry, Tulip Poplar, Autumn Blaze Maple, Red Oak, Exclamation London Plane, Cleveland Flower Pear and Prairifire Crabapple. Green Rocket Cedars do very well in our soil and about 2 feet in size. All are pre-packed and come complete with planting instructions.
Prices range from $7 to $35. For questions or an order form, call the Ottawa SWCD office at 419-898-1595. Supplies are limited. The deadline for ordering is April 6. Money raised goes to support district programs throughout the year. To view the different varieties or print out an order for, go to

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