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SWCD offering 2014 seedling tree, rainbarrel sales

1/30/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

CUYAHOGA FALLS — In an effort to promote native and noninvasive tree plantings, the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will offer seedling packet options in its 2014 program.

Packets offered this year are:

  • Conifer Tree Packet — 10 each of Colorado blue spruce, Douglas fir, Norway spruce and white pine;
  • Flowering Tree and Shrub Packet — four each of downy serviceberry, red bud, white flowering dogwood and witchhazel;
  • Native Hardwood Packet — four each of black walnut, red oak, sugar maple and white oak;
  • Nut Tree Packet — four each of black walnut, American hazelnut, shellbark hickory and northern pecan;
  • Wetland Packet — four each of bald cypress, arborvitae (eastern white cedar,) pussy willow and ninebark; and
  • Wild Edible Packet— four each of American hazelnut, pawpaw, persimmon and spicebush. 

All of the above packets are $23 each. Ohio Buckeye seedlings will be offered in packs of 10 for $12. 

Bulk packets of 10 and 100 will be offered for both the deciduous and coniferous trees. Bulk packets of deciduous trees (excluding pawpaw) are $12 for 10-count and $82 for 100-count packets. Pawpaws are $16 for 10-count packets. Bulk conifers are $10 for 10-count and $46 for 100-count packets.

Two types of wildflower seed packets also will be available — the Northeast Annual and Perennial Wildflower Mix and the Bird and Butterfly Seed Mix. Both are 1-ounce packets that will cover approximately 250 square feet.

Rainbarrels will again be offered through the program. The 55-gallon rainbarrels are set up and ready to install. Linking storage barrels are also available.

To order seedlings, seed packets and rainbarrels, call 330-929-2871, ext. 10; email staff@summitswcd.org for an order form; or visit the website www.summitswcd.org and click on 2014 Seedling Order Form. 

Orders with payment for the tree seedlings, wildflower seed packets and rainbarrels must be received by March 26 at 4 p.m. Pick up for all of the items will be April 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the office at 2525 State Road. Planting instructions will be available with pickup.

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