Press release from Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District:
The Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District will begin the first phase of its annual tree seedling sale on Monday, February 3, 2014. At that time, the SWCD will start taking orders for Eastern White Pine and twelve species of hardwoods; Black Cherry, Black Walnut, Butternut, Southern Crabapple, Crapemyrtle, Eastern Redbud, Flowering Dogwood, Northern Red Oak, Persimmon, River Birch, Sycamore, and White Oak. Advance orders will be taken until February 25th.
The SWCD makes fifty percent of their trees available for advance orders and will sell the remaining trees at their sale scheduled for February 27, 28, and March 1 at Jesse Israel and Sons Nursery. Contact the SWCD office at 828-250-4785 for sale times and other information or visit their website at http://www.buncombecounty.org/common/soil/newsletter.pdf.
The SWCD will have a total of 5,000 hardwoods, and 2,500 Eastern White Pines for sale but some species sell out quickly so reserve early or make plans to come to the sale early. Proceeds from the sale go to support the SWCD’s educational programs.