Dauphin County Conservation District Holds 2019 Seedling Sale

DAUPHIN, PA (February 14, 2019)The Dauphin County Conservation District is conducting its annual Spring Seedling Sale and offering residents the opportunity to beautify their properties while improving the environment by planting trees and shrubs.

The sale features a wide variety of evergreens, pollinator and butterfly-attracting perennials, deciduous tree and shrub seedlings, fruit plants, trees and tree shelters. 

Flowering perennial plants in quart-size plastic pots are on sale for $5 each. Six varieties are available this year. A bundled perennial package is offered at a reduced price.

Evergreen varieties are bareroot and 7 to 16 inches in height, depending on variety, and are packaged in bundles of ten of the same species for $8 a bundle. Selections include White Pine, Norway Spruce and Concolor Fir. 

Deciduous trees and shrubs are sold individually for $1.50 and include White Oak, Red Maple, Kousa Dogwood, Black Cherry, European Larch and Winterberry. Apple tree varieties that are on sale include Golden Delicious and Crimson Crisp for $18 each and Peach Tree varieties in Sugar Giant and Contender (both in limited supply) for $18 each.

Two varieties of raspberries are on sale for $5.50 each. Also available this year are two varieties of strawberries being sold in bundles of 25 plants for $8.50 and two varieties of blueberries on sale for $11 each.  Tree Tube shelters are also being sold in bundles of 5, 10, and 25 for a reduced price.              

Proceeds from the sale will help to support conservation projects in Dauphin County.

For more information about the seedling sale, or to obtain an order form, visit www.dauphincd.org or call the district office at 717-921-8100. Orders must be pre-paid and received by the office no later than Monday, April 1.

Orders may be picked up at the district’s office on April 25 through 26 at set times throughout the day. The Conservation District is located at the Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Rd., Dauphin.