An easy way to plant quality native trees and shrubs is to purchase them through the Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District (Ottawa SWCD), which is taking orders for a wide variety of plants for spring delivery.
Customers can order and pay online or download a tree order form by visiting www.ottawaswcd.com. Customers can also call 419-898-1595 to have a form mailed to them. Deadline for ordering is March 29. Supplies are limited, so early ordering is encouraged.
Evergreen varieties are sold in packets of ten and include: Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Cedar and Bald Cypress. This year, Ottawa SWCD will again offer the fast-growing Green Rocket Cedar that will be sold individually. These Cedars will grow up to three feet per year, are deer resistant, have a strong root system, and have no major insect problems. They make a great windbreak or privacy screen.
Ottawa SWCD is excited to also offer the following varieties: Shellbark Hickory, River Birch, Tulip Poplar, Sycamore, Redbud, Black Walnut, Red Oak, Swamp White Oak, Black Cherry, American Elm and Red Maple.
Back by popular demand are the Wildlife Tree Pack, Pollinator Tree Pack and a Nut Tree Pack which includes five different types of native trees to produce the perfect native habitat.
Prices range from $10 to $30. Deadline for ordering is March 29. Money raised from the program goes to support district education programs throughout the year.