Even though we are still feeling the chill of our northeast Ohio winter weather, it is time to think spring. At least it is time to think about things that grow and bloom from the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District.
Farmers and landowners all over Trumbull County participate in purchasing tree seedlings, shrubs and flower bulbs from the SWCD each spring. Many of our farmers plant trees for wind breaks or in riparian areas and those in more urban settings for buffer zones.
There are 26 species of trees and shrubs available this year ranging from arborvitae, Buckeye, crabapple, dogwoods, elderberry, maples, oak, pines, poplar, spruce, willow and various fruit trees.
These plants are bare-rooted and packed in a moisturizing gel and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. We order from nurseries in late 2013 to ensure spring delivery, so we may sell out of popular species. Orders will be accepted until April 4.
The spring flower bulb sale features 18 types in five categories, such as flowers that like the sun, flowers that like shade, flowers that like partial sun, flowers that like partial shade, and those flowers that deer will not eat. Orders will be accepted until April 4.
Color brochures with details and descriptions are available at the SWCD office or through its newsletter or social media sites.
To place your order, please fill out the order form on the SWCD website www.swcd.co.trumbull.oh.us or the Trumbull SWCD newsletter, or an order form at the SWCD office and return it along with your check or money order to Trumbull SWCD.
The pick-up of sold trees, shrubs and flower bulbs will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11 at the flower barn located at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds.
For more information on the tree, shrubs, and flower bulb sales, contact Kathy Telego, the district's executive assistant, at 330-637-2056, Ext. 3, or email her at or visit the Trumbull SWCD Facebook or SWCD website.
Mike Wilson is the executive director of the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District and is an associate member of the Trumbull County Farm Bureau.