Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District annual tree sale this week

Here’s the info via the Buncombe County website:

Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District’s (BCSWCD) annual tree sale will be held February 28 – March 2 at Jesse Israel and Sons Garden Center at the WNC Farmer’s Market. The sale will begin on Thursday and run through Saturday or until we are out of seedlings.

Dates & Times:

Thursday, February 28, noon – 5 p.m.
Friday, March 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. or until out of stock

Seedlings are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the days of the sale.

Preorders:

Preorders must be picked up by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at Jesse Israel and Sons. Advance orders not picked up by 5 p.m. on Friday will be released for sale.

Eastern White Pine seedlings are 25¢ each and the hardwood species are 75¢ each.

The following species are available for preorder and on sale dates:

White Pine

Black Walnut

Butternut

Persimmon

River Birch

Flowering Dogwood

Sycamore

Eastern Redbud

Southern Crabapple

Crape Myrtle

Northern Red Oak

White Oak

All seedlings are bare root and range in height from 10 inches to 36 inches. March is the ideal time of year to plant bare root seedlings. Species such as Crabapple, Persimmon, Butternut and White Oak bear fruit/nuts for wildlife.

For more information, call the Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District at 250-4785 or visit the NC Division of Forest Resources website.

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