WALDO CO., Maine — Every spring for over forty years, the Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District has conducted their annual fund raiser selling a variety of bare-root fruit trees, berries and conservation and landscaping shrubs and perennials.
We are returning this year with many carefully selected fruit trees, berry plants and landscape shrubs and perennials that will enhance your property’s health, natural balance, beauty and productivity.
Our landscape plants theme is “Wet and Dry: Beautiful natives for rain gardens, wet areas and shorelines.” We are also returning with popular plants that offer year-round color and interest and that are good substitutes for invasive plants now banned. Buttonbush is a lovely shoreline bush that can stand inundation…and also has beautiful flowers that feed butterflies and retain their form into the winter.
Our 2018 sale has begun and we have several varieties of apple trees, as well as pear and flowering crabapple trees available. These trees (with exception to the pear) are semi-dwarf, bare-root, and all are organically grown by North Branch Farm in Monroe.
We also have American chestnut trees, elderberries, highbush blueberries, raspberries and highbush cranberries. For perennials we are offering: swamp and butterfly milkweed, summersweet, Virginia rose, buttonbush, bee balm, New England aster, and Miss Kim lilac just to mention a few.
In addition, we will have available for sale (on the pick-up day) a variety of annual flowers and vegetable seedlings.
We will continue to take pre-orders through the end of April. Saturday, May 5, the orders will be packed and ready for pick up at the Waldo County Tech Center on Rte. 137 in Waldo. Our catalog has gone out in the mail and is also available on line at www.waldocountysoilandwater.org. If you did not receive one, but are interested in seeing the full list and/or placing an order, please contact Kym Sanderson at 207-218-5311, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Aleta McKeage: email@example.com.
The District is ready to help you plan for enhancing the health of your land/yard. Through our Conservation Assistance Program, we can visit your property for a “walk and talk” to discuss what you’d like to accomplish and to assist you in meeting your goals. As a part of the Tree and Shrub Sale, we can also assist you in selecting plants and planning your installation to create a productive, beautiful and environmentally healthy landscape.
The Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District is a non-profit organization established in 1944 to respond to local natural resource concerns. Our purpose is to provide technical assistance, education and outreach to public and private landowners in a non-regulatory fashion. With the proceeds from our fundraisers, we work to conserve and promote the sustainable use of natural resources here in Waldo County.
—Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District
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