All orders and payment for the annual Armstrong Conservation District fruit tree and seedling sale are due by next week.
The Armstrong Conservation District is conducting its 41st Annual fruit tree and seedling sale. This year, the District will offer some new varieties of fruit trees and seedlings.
Tree guards are also available.
Varieties of trees and seedlings are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Orders will be filled in the order they are received.
All orders must be received with payment in full by March 14. Distribution of orders will take place on Saturday, April 12 at Lenape Technical School in Manor Township. It is suggested that orders be placed early to insure them being filled.
The following varieties of fruit trees are available for sale this year:
Apple: Autumn Gala™, Fuji, Ginger Gold® Topaz, Zestar!™
Pear: Bartlett, Golden Russet®Bosc, AC™ Harrow Sweet
Cherry: Jubileum®, Sandra Rose™, Stardust™
Necterine: Easternglo, Fantasia
Peach: Loring, Redhaven
Plum: Stanley, Shiro, Methley
The fruit trees range from 3-6 feet in height upon delivery, bare rooted, and packed in moist peat moss. Price per tree is $17, except for the sweet cherries which are $19/tree.
Tree guards can be purchased at $2 each. These are 20-inch spiral plastic that is used at the base of the young fruit trees to protect them from deer, rabbits, and other small animals.
Seedlings will also be available for the spring planting season. Varieties include:
American Elderberry, Black Gum, Colorado Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, Eastern White Pine, Heartnut, Norway Spruce, Osage Orange, and White Flowering Dogwood.
All seedlings will be sold in bundles of 25 at $16 each. Seedlings are 6-36 inches in size (depending on the variety purchased). These seedlings can be used to build a natural windbreak, wildlife habitat, enhancement, Christmas tree production, Prices are $16.00 for the seedling bundles of 25.
For further information on the tree sale or to obtain an order form, call the Conservation District at 724548-3628 or email Agricultural Conservation Technician and Nutrient Management Specialist Jessica Schaub at firstname.lastname@example.org. Officials remind residents to include a mailing address.