2018 ANNUAL TREE & SHRUB SALE
See this year's selection - prices are holding steady - orders due by March 23rd
Since 1976 the Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District has offered an annual tree and shrub sale as a public outreach program. We sell a variety of bare root evergreen and deciduous seedlings to be used for effective conservation purposes. These products are not intended for resale. Grown by a private New York nursery, the trees and shrubs provide the homeowner with economical conservation materials to establish windbreaks, reforest parcels, prevent soil erosion and create suitable wildlife habitats.
A brief description of every species is on the back of the order form.
Conifers are evergreen trees - pine, fir, spruce, cone-bearing trees. The conifers we're selling are transplants, which means the seedling has been transplanted from its original seed bed at least once, making for a more mature root system and adding a greater chance for survival. For example, you'll see on the order form, the Balsam Fir average size of 3-2; this means the tree is 3 years old and has been transplanted twice. Or the Norway Spruce, 2-2; two years old and twice transplanted. These transplants are mature enough that they already have an established tree shape.
By popular demand, we brought back the White Cedar (American Arborvitae), and we've added White Pine.
Deciduous trees lose their leaves, usually in the fall and become dormant during the winter, ex. maple tree. We offer a variety of deciduous trees, along with a few new species - Eastern Redbud, River birch, Red Maple and Tupelo.
The Conservation pacs are carefully selected by the nursery, 2 each of 5 different plantings, plants that are compatible for a specific setting (shade or full sun). These pacs make a nice grouping for smaller garden areas, still 10 in each pac, but not 10 of the same large plant or tree, except for the Nut Tree pac, which gives you 10 fruit (nut) bearing trees, some grow to be large.
Fertilizer tablets and marking flags are sold year round at the District office, 6680 Onondaga Lake Pkwy, Liverpool, NY. (the old mission fort, now the SKA-NONH Great Law of Peace Center)
Bluebird and bat houses are for sale year round, too, built by the Industrial Arts students at Tully High School since 2011.
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