The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its annual tree seedling sale to promote conservation.
Trees are good for the soil because the extensive root system prevents erosion. Trees are good for the water by reducing run off and the unwanted excess fertilizer carried with it and trees can even lower your energy costs and increase your home’s curb appeal and property value.
The Soil and Water Conservation District sells tree seedlings at near wholesale cost. The district is offering bundles of several different varieties of trees including White Pine, Norway Spruce, White Dogwood, Butterfly Bush, White Oak, Red Maple and Sugar Maple.
The District is also offering bulk wildflower seed for sale to help provide habitat for the dwindling bee and butterfly population pollinators that are vital to agriculture.
The tree sale will continue until pick up day on Wednesday, April 5th.
The district is taking orders online at their website www.rosscountyswcd.org or customers can visit the district office in the Ross County Service Center at 475 Western Avenue in Chillicothe.
Future Farmers of America (FFA) students at Adena High School assist with the annual tree sale by packing the seedlings into customer bundles.
The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District is celebrating 75 years of assisting property owners with planning and implementation of conservation practices. Ross County residents can request technical assistance for drainage issues and other conservation questions by calling the district office at 740-772-4110 or visiting www.rosscountyswcd.org online.