Dauphin County Conservation District holds annual seedling sale

DAUPHIN, PA (March 5, 2020)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 5 to 12 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 White Spruce. 

Deciduous trees and shrubs are sold individually for $1.50 and include Pin Oak, Sugar Maple, River Birch, Eastern Redbud, Sweet Crabapple, Arrowwood Viburnum and Buttonbush.

Blackberries in two varieties are available for $6 each. Also available this year are strawberries in two varieties sold in bundles of 25 plants for $8.50 and two varieties of blueberries sold for $11 each.

New this year, asparagus plants are available in bundles of five for $2.50 or bundles of 25 for $10. Tree Tube shelters are for sale individually or 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, March 30.

Orders may be picked up at the district’s office on April 23 through 24 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.