Annual Meigs SWCD Tree Sale Underway – Sale Extended

treePOMEROY – It’s a sure sign of spring. The annual Meigs Soil and Water Conservation District tree sale is now underway.

This year’s hardwood offerings include black walnut, white oak, northern red oak, sugar maple and black cherry in packets of 25 seedlings for $17. Also available are Austrian pine, Colorado blue spruce and Bald Cypress in packets of 25 for $17, and evergreens Scotch pine, eastern white pine, Norway spruce, Canadian hemlock and Virginia pine in packets of 25 seedlings for $15.

American Chestnut trees are again available in packets of five for $15. These seedlings are secured from the West Virginia State Tree Nursery and are considered pure American Chestnut. These trees have shown some resistance to chestnut blight but it is too soon to claim resistance.

The wildlife tree packet consists of 10 trees with two each black walnut, chinkapin oak, flowering dogwood, Washington hawthorn and silky dogwood for $15.

Other offerings include Red Delicious Apples and Hale Haven Peach in packets of two seedlings each for $17; shiitake mushroom kits (consisting of 200 plugs) for $25; English ivy and pachysandra trays of 100 plants for $25.

Seed mixes include erosion control, showy native wildflower and grass, bird and butterfly and wildlife food plot.

Also available are bluebird boxes, bat boxes, marking flags and Plantskyydd deer and rabbit repellant (available in ready-to-spray quart bottles or in a powder concentrate).

The deadline for ordering trees or seed packets from the Meigs SWCD is Friday, Feb. 28 with trees being available for pickup around the second week in April. Tree and shrub seedlings should be between six and 18 inches tall depending on the species, and should be planted within five days after pickup and watered regularly.

For an order form or for more information, contact the Meigs SWCD at 740-992-428 740 740-992-4282 or stop in during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 113 E. Memorial Drive, Suite D, Pomeroy. Order forms are also available at


Due to extended cold weather, the Meigs SWCD has extended its annual tree sale and will be taking orders through March 7. Trees should arrive early in April (weather permitting) in time for planting season. For more information contact the Meigs SWCD.


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