On Wednesday, April 13, starting at 9 a.m., Underwood Conservation District (UCD) is celebrating Washington State Arbor by giving away native tree seedlings.
Residents of the district can stop by the UCD office in White Salmon (170 NW Lincoln St in the Park Center Building) or the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce (167 NW 2nd Avenue) in downtown Stevenson to receive up to 10 free seedlings.
This is a first-come, first-served opportunity. Conifer tree species available include Douglas fir, grand fir, Ponderosa pine, noble fir, western larch (Tamarack), western red cedar, and western white pine while supplies last.
Deciduous trees and shrubs will also be available, including: cascara, Oregon Ash, big leaf maple, red-osier dogwood, Douglas maple, blue elderberry, Indian plum, and Douglas spirea while supplies last.
Have questions about planting trees or other natural resource issues? Experienced staff members can provide tree planting and maintenance instructions to insure that your native tree seedling will grow up to become a tree that future generations will appreciate.
The tree giveaway is also part of a UCD Open House during which constituents and members of the general public can learn about UCD services and programs as well as provide input on natural resource issues.
For more information, contact the UCD office at 493-1936 or visit their website at: http://w3.gorge.net/ucd/home.htm.