Every April, Clark SWCD provides tree seedlings & fish fingerlings available for sale to local residents. The species of fish fingerlings and tree seedlings we have chosen will provide you with a well-rounded variety that will fit into your pond or landscape plans. Additionally, we also offer bird nesting boxes and feeders along with wildflower seeds. Sign up to the right or follow us on Facebook to easily stay informed about sale details and what's going on at Clark SWCD!

 

The 2017 Tree Seedling Sale was a success! Tree seedlings are available again this year, and the 2018 species include:

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Wind Break Packet: Contains 60 seedlings consisting of 20 White Pine, 20 Norway Spruce and 20 Scotch Pine.

 

White Pine: A fast growing evergreen with long, soft needles. This makes an excellent tree to be used as a windbreak or for screening.

 

Scotch Pine: A medium to slow growing evergreen tree with bluish-green needles. This tree makes a good windbreak when the tree is young, as the tree ages the lower branches die out. This tree will grow in a variety of soils as long as they are well drained.

 

Norway Spruce: A fast growing evergreen with short, dark green needles and can reach 40’-60’ in height. Tree makes an excellent windbreak and Christmas tree.

 

Colorado Spruce: A slow to medium growing evergreen with short silvery-blue needles and can reach 30’-60’ in height. This tree prefers rich, moist soils however it is more drought tolerant than other spruces. Tree makes a very attractive windbreak or Christmas tree.

 

American Arborvitae: A medium growing upright evergreen shrub which grows about 20’ tall and makes an excellent windbreak.

 

Dawn Redwood: Fast growing deciduous tree that resembles a Sequoia both if growth and foliage. The soft, bright green needle foliage turns to a bronze in the fall. The Dawn Redwood likes moist well drained soils and should be planted in an area that is protected from the winter winds. An excellent tree when placed on the banks of a stream.

 

Black Walnut: A medium growing tree found native in Ohio. Grows to be 60’ to 80’ tall and wide which produces an eatable nut. Great for wildlife.

 

Ohio Buckeye: A medium growing tree found native in Ohio. This tree can grow 20’-40’. The nut (when strung together) makes an excellent necklace commonly warn during the fall on Saturday afternoons throughout the state. Tree prefers deep, rich soils and makes an excellent addition to a naturalized area.

 

Red Oak: Faster growing oak with dark green leaves that turn to red in the fall. Likes acidic well drained soils and is insect and disease resistant. Makes an excellent shade tree.

 

Sweet Gum: A medium growing pyramidal in shape tree that will reach heights of 80’ to 120’ in height. The tree has a glossy, star shaped leaf with a deep purple fall color. This tree grows on moist to wet, acidic soils and is commonly found in swamps and near ponds or streams.

 

Red Maple: A fast to medium growing native tree that has bright red flowers in early spring, however its known more for its brilliant red fall color. This popular shade tree tolerates wet soil conditions and grows 40’ to 60’ at mature height.

 

Northern Pecan: A medium growing tree native to Ohio that produces an edible nut. This tree prefers rich, moist soils and will grow 70’ – 100’ in height.

 

Tulip Tree: A large sized tree that can reach a height of 100 feet when mature. The leaves are similar to the shape of a maple leaf. This tree produces a greenish white color flower in mid June. The tree is commonly found in established forests throughout Ohio.

 

White Dogwood: A slower growing species that is mostly found in established forests as an under story tree. This tree which grows to a mature height of 25’ has excellent white flowers in the spring and red fruit in September to October which birds love to eat. Likes well-drained acidic soils and be sure to plant in a protected area.

 

Redbud: A medium growing under story tree which is found native in established forest across Ohio. This tree which grows 20’ to 30’ tall has edible purple flowers in the early spring and dark green leaves throughout the summer.

 

River Birch: A medium to fast growing tree excellent for low swampy areas and along streams. This pyramidal shaped tree grows 40’ to 70’ tall, likes acidic soils, has beautiful exfoliating bark and a yellow fall color.

 

Shadblow Serviceberry: A medium growing small tree found native in established forests across Ohio has white flowers in the spring, glossy and dark green leaves in the summer changing to an orange/red fall color. The service berry has red fruit in early June which is edible and taste similar to a blueberry. Excellent tree for wildlife!

 

Butterfly Bush (flower color will vary): A wide spreading shrub with handsome lilac flowers that bloom all summer long. Shrub is adaptable to many soils as long as its planted in full sun. Shrub attracts many types of insects and birds, especially humming birds.

This year the Tree Seedling Sale pre-order deadline is FRIDAY, MARCH 23. The Tree Seedling pickup date is TUESDAY, APRIL 10.

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