Trees & Shrubs to improve your yard and our environment

Thanh -- January 29th, 2008

Each year around this time and through April (Arbor Day), a number of organizations such as the Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Department of Forestry, and local businesses sell or give out seedlings to eligible groups and individuals. This year, Turner Ashby High School’s Ecology II Class partners again with the Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District to bring affordable trees and shrubs to members of the community.

“The Turner Ashby High School Ecology II class will offer a number of tree and shrub species as well as other wildlife habitat and recreational products for 2008. The tree sale gives the community the opportunity to purchase seedlings of various species at a reasonable price.

Bare-root seedlings will be available for reforestation projects, soil erosion control, windbreaks, screens, wildlife habitat, and home landscaping. Bare root seedlings are 18-24″ in height.

Orders are scheduled for pick up beginning on March 8, 2008 and continuing through March 15, 2008.

QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED, so you are encouraged to order early!”

Click Here to View Brochure & More Information (Tree Pictures)

The brochure lists a variety of trees and shrubs available including black willow, common lillac, eastern white pine, dogwoods, norway spruce, persimmon, pin oak, redbud, red maple, white oak, yellow poplar, etc. The class is also selling a variety of bird houses, tree tub kits, wildflower seed mix, and picnic tables. Orders are due by February 15 and pick up in March.

For those living in the Headwaters Soil & Water Conservation District, the District is also selling trees and shrubs to the community.  I don’t yet have a copy of the order forms, but I am told that order forms are available from Questions can be directed to Sandy Greene (540)248-6218, ext 3 (or email at sandy[dot] green [at] va [dot] nacdnet [dot] net). Orders are due by March 7th, with seedling pick-ups scheduled for March 22nd from 9 a.m. to noon. Click Here for the Headwaters SWCD Tree List & Order Form (pdf)

Happy planting!

3 Responses to “Trees & Shrubs to improve your yard and our environment”

  1. Frank J Witt says:

    Thank you Thanh, we found something to start off the renovations in our front yard and attract more birds to our backyard as well. Plus, hopefully, this will stabilize the backs of the spillway that rips through our little alley.

    We also look forward to finding some nice “Butterfly” bushes!

  2. Thanh says:

    I just added the order form and tree list from the Headwaters Soil & Water Conservation District (above). They have other varieties available.

  3. Thanh says:

    Here’s a tree opportunity for businesses!

    The City of Harrisonburg is offering businesses a matching grant for tree planting within the City. This grant is offered in partnership with the Shenandoah Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) and the Friends of Blacks Run Greenway (FBRG). Grant funds cover half the expenses associated with purchase of new trees and mulch, and all of the planting labor. Recipients will be required to provide matching funds towards the purchase of new trees and mulch, and will be
    responsible for watering and maintenance needs. Trees will not be planted where there are conflicts with utilities or safety concerns. To apply for the grant, e-mail Jared Stoltzfus at Jareds@harrisonburgva.gov and include your business name, business location, name of property owner, and a brief description of where you’d like to locate the tree. Questions can also be directed via e-mail, or call Jared at (540)437-1258.

    Apply asap!

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