FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2019
Beth Milligan, APR
616-842-5852 ext. 5
Ottawa Conservation District's annual Tree Seedling Sale is in full swing, offering 22 tree varieties this year
(Grand Haven, MI) The Ottawa Conservation District is taking orders for its annual Tree Seedling Sale. This year, the organization is offering 22 varieties of conifer and deciduous trees, shrubs and small trees, and apple trees. The sale offers great values on seedling trees and is open to the public.
"Our annual tree seedling sale provides opportunities for landowners, businesses, education and others to partner with us in our conservation efforts, said Megan Boos, Executive Director. "Trees help clean the air we breathe, reduce erosion and pollution in our waterways, and provide a habitat for many species of wildlife. These seedlings provide an inexpensive way to actively participate in conservation efforts. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this great opportunity to plant some trees!
The Ottawa Conservation District provides the 2019 Tree Seedling Catalog, available on its website www.ottawacd.org. The catalog provides important information about each species offered, including common and scientific names, making it easier to look up additional information about the trees and shrubs. Buyers can browse the sale by tree type, mature size, growth rate, sun and soil preference, shape, bloom period, fruit production, and wildlife value.
New this year, the catalog features fruit trees and seedling bundles. Selections include:
- Conifer (Evergreen) Trees: Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Eastern Red Cedar, and White Pine
- Deciduous Trees: Flame Maple, Sugar Maple, River Birch, Tamarack, Tulip Poplar, and White Oak
- Shrubs and Small Trees: Black Chokecherry, Common Lilac, Eastern Redbud, Highbush Cranberry, Serviceberry (Allegheny), and White Flowering Dogwood.
- Apple Trees: Sargent Crabapple, Gale Gala and Red McIntosh.
Buyers may also pick from three seedling bundles, pre-assembled packs offering a selection of trees and shrubs to address a variety of settings...
- Pollinator - great for pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths, flies, and beetles
- Wild Berry - particularly beneficial for birds and small mammals
- Evergreen - offers habitat for nesting and ground cover year round.
To complete a tree planting project, buyers may also purchase Max Grow Tube Shelters, Oak Stakes for Tree Shelters, and/or a Tree Planter from the sale.
Buyers may place their order on the Conservation District's website. Online ordering and payment is available, or buyers may choose to download an order form and mail in their order. The order deadline is Friday, April 5.
Orders will be available for pick-up from 1:00 - 6:00 pm, Friday, April 19, at the Reenders Blueberry Farm, 9981 West Olive Road in West Olive. Additional tree seedlings will also be available for sale while supplies last.
Proceeds from the annual Tree Seedling Sale help to fund the Ottawa Conservation District programs and services. Many of the District's services are provided free or have cost-share funds to help reduce financial burden. Visit www.ottawacd.org or call 616-842-5852 ext. 5.