County Soil and Water Conservation District taking orders for its annual tree seedling and shrub sale
Friday, February 10, 2012 - 11:34 am

CANTON -- The St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting orders through Friday, April 6 for its annual tree seedling and shrub program.

Small one- to three-year-old bare root seedlings of many types are available. Prices start at 90¢ and go up to $6.20 each, depending on the species.

Minimum order is 10 of one species unless otherwise specified; you can order by the thousands. Some prices decrease with quantity.

Offered are pines, spruces, firs, cedar, and several varieties of hardwoods such as paper birch, sugar maple, red maple, black cherry, bur oak, black walnut, hybrid poplar, and new this year butternut.

Also available are several trees and shrubs suitable for wildlife such as flowering crabapple, wild plum, wild apple, purple lilac, blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, flowering dogwood, Nanking cherry, winterberry, rugosa rose, pussy willow, and mountain ash.

Daylilies and wildflower seeds are also available, as are supplies such as fertilizer tablets, tree plantation signs, tree protectors and stakes.

Tree pick-up date is expected to be April 27, National Arbor Day.

For an order form or more information, contact the Soil and Water Conservation District office at 1942 Old DeKalb Road, Canton, NY 13617 or call 386-3582. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Information and forms can also be printed from the website

The SLCSWCD has served the residents of St. Lawrence County since 1957. Proceeds of the sale will again benefit conservation projects in the county.