Thursday, December 31, 2015

Order Now: Berks Conservation District Annual Tree Seedling Sale, And More, April 22

Everyone is welcome to join the Berks County Conservation District at our annual Tree Seedling Sale on April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Berks County Agricultural Center, 1238 County Welfare Road Leesport, PA 19533.  (Look for signs on County Welfare Road.)
Although winter has just started, it is never too early to begin thinking about spring! The tree seedling sale offers a wide variety of conifers, trees, shrubs, and a growing selection of fruit producing plants.
Other items available include planting bars, fertilizer pellets, wildflower seed, rain barrels, and five foot tree shelters.
New items for this year include the Canadian Hemlock, GoldRush Apple Tree, Flamin’ Fury Peach Tree, and Red Bartlett Pear Tree. All the favorites from last year are still available too.
The deadline for orders is February 22.  
Proceeds from our annual Seedling Sale benefit the Berks County Conservation District’s Scholarship Fund.
These scholarships are awarded to students who wish to continue their college education with the intent of majoring in environmental science, forestry, agriculture, engineering or related studies. Place your order today to plant some trees this spring and send someone to college.
Master Gardeners
During our Seedling Sale event on April 22, 2016 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm join the BCCD and the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners at ‘Backyard Basics’ as we explore conservation topics and discuss helpful “backyard” tips!
The always popular “Ask a Master Gardener” booth will be answering those tough gardening questions!
New to this celebration includes our first PAINT THE RAIN: Rain Barrel Painting Contest. Preview rain barrels painted by Berks County high school students and vote for your favorite!
Student Poster Contest
Also, on view will be the posters created by our area students to illustrate this year’s theme: We All Need Trees.   There is still time to submit posters; the deadline is April 8.  Click Here for all the details.
To place an order, visit the Berks’ District Tree Seedling Sale webpage for a  catalog and order form or call 610-372-4657 to request your copy.  Excess plant inventory will be available for purchase during pick up on April 22, but supplies will be limited.

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