LEESPORT, Pa. — Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program of Berks County is hosting their Second Annual Native Tree and Shrub sale. The sale features native trees and shrubs that provide food, shelter, and nesting habitat for wildlife, as well as privacy, shade, foliage, and landscape beautification. Planting trees is also a great way to intercept and infiltrate stormwater, stabilize soils, and filter pollutants. All trees and shrubs are native to Pennsylvania and sourced from a preeminent native plant nursery. Proceeds from this fundraiser support the Berks/Schuylkill County Master Watershed Steward Program and our efforts to educate others about and make improvements within our local watersheds. And remember, fall is one of the best times to plant new trees!
This is an online only, pre-order only, sale. No plants will be sold at the pickup location. We are accepting orders through August 31, 2021. This year’s sale offers 27 varieties of trees and shrubs that can be picked up on Friday, September 24, between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Berks County 4-H Center, 1206 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA 19533.
A complete list of trees and shrubs with planting requirements is available on the “Tree/Shrub Catalog” tab at the link below. For more details and ordering information, visit http://tinyurl.com/2021MWSTreeSale.
The Master Watershed Steward Program educates and empowers volunteers to protect environmental resources. After receiving 40 hours of training, Master Watershed Stewards give back to the community by offering educational opportunities, collecting citizen science data, organizing clean-ups, working on wildlife habitat and stream restoration projects and more. For questions about the program or to learn how you can become a Master Watershed Steward volunteer in Berks or Schuylkill Counties, please contact county coordinator, Natalie Marioni, at email@example.com.
The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 610-378-1327 in advance of your participation or visit.
–Penn State Extension