Holmes SWCD Tree Sale Underway!

I always feel like when we start advertising for our tree seedling sale, there’s light at the end of the dreary winter tunnel. And even though Mother Nature has thrown us warm and wild days here and there, I’m thinking spring. 

The Holmes SWCD tree seedling sale is underway now until March 14. This is a great way to buy nice quantities of seedlings at a very reasonable price. 

Evergreens are sold in bundles of 25, and include Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, Eastern White Pine, and Douglas Fir. They sell for $15/pack.  The seedlings are 10”-16” tall. 

We are offering something new this year, and have smaller trees and shrubs bundled into a “Beauty Pack.” This contains two each of five different flowering species (Sargent Crabapple, Serviceberry, Lilac, Flowering Dogwood, and Black Chokeberry) for a total of 10 trees. This pack is $20.

Another bundle is called the “Favorites Pack,” and contains two or three of Ohio’s hardiest and easy growing hardwood varieties (Sugar Maple, Sawtooth Oak, Red Oak, Tulip Poplar) for a total of 10 tree seedlings. This sells for $25. 

Root Pouch degradable pots can give your seedlings more time to grow before planting - and the pot can be planted right into the ground!

Root Pouch degradable pots can give your seedlings more time to grow before planting - and the pot can be planted right into the ground!

Also new are “Root Pouch” degradable pots that can be planted right into the ground. I think these will be a good way to give the seedlings more time to grow and get a bit bigger if that suits your needs. Or if you are a procrastinator, these pots will buy you more time before you commit with a shovel. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve “heeled” seedlings into the garden to let them grow a little, and before you know it, there’s an overgrown jungle with deep and twisted roots. Let’s just say it didn’t end well. 

Tree pick up will be April 6 at the Holmes County Highway garage. The details are included on the order form. Our office tech guru Jane has created an online order form at the top of our website, and you can pay with PayPal. Or, we would be glad to mail you a form as well, by calling our office at 330-674-SWCD to request one. You can also sign up for our tree sale mailing list online as well.

Michelle Wood oversees the day to day operations of the district and the diverse activities offered to promote clean water and healthy soil. With a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a background in communications, she appreciates the conservation district grassroots model which enables the local board and staff to create programs that meet the conservation needs of Holmes County.  Michelle is a member of several statewide committees, including the ODNR Parks Advisory Council and the Clean Ohio Fund Natural Resources Assistance Council.  Contact Michelle at 330-674-2811 or at mwood@co.holmes.oh.us