Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Planting native trees and shrubs on your property serves a number of purposes including reforestation, improving bird or wildlife habitat, and stream enhancement -- all while introducing beauty and improving property values.
Recent research findings are even beginning to suggest that trees are important influences on human health and well-being. Whatever the reason for planting, Underwood Conservation District can help.
Underwood Conservation District (UCD) is currently accepting orders for its annual plant sale. All orders must be received by March 1.
Seedlings available include native conifer, hardwood and shrub seedlings. Just in time for spring planting, seedlings will be available for pick up on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, in White Salmon, with an additional pick up site in Skamania County.
Plants must be ordered in a minimum of 10 per species, except for the mixed habitat bundles. Large quantity discounts are available.
Free of cost, UCD helps landowners design stewardship plans for their property with advice on planting and thinning methods, planning for water and soil protection, improving wildlife habitat, planning for wildfire (Firewise) and much more.
UCD can also help arrange for cost-share assistance in implementing projects for improving and protecting natural resources.
UCD is a not-for-profit, non-regulatory agency serving landowners in Skamania County and western Klickitat County in natural resource conservation.
For assistance including descriptions of the large variety of tree and shrub species available, planting instructions or to get more information about UCD, please visit its website www.ucdwa.org/ucd-programs/ucd-plant-sale/, call 493-1936, or stop by the office in the Park Center Building in White Salmon.