IRON?MOUNTAIN?-The Dickinson Conservation District reminds the pubic that the 2012 Conservation Tree sale is under way.
Included in the sale are 11 conifer species,15 types of deciduous trees, 16 wildlife-attracting shrubs, several edible garden fruits, and 13 fruit tree types
The majority are sold as bare-root seedlings with about 12- to 18-inch tall stems, but a number of the conifers and trees are sold as containerized plugs as well.
Fruit trees are approximately five feet tall with 5/8-inch diameter trunk.
"We also sell a number planting products to help your seedlings succeed," said Ann Hruska of the Conservation District. "The seedlings are bundled in various quantities with their roots covered. Our conservation seedlings are specially chosen for cold hardiness and adaptation to local soil types. They are a great way to reforest after logging or quite popular these days: increase the wildlife habitat and species diversity on your property-urban or rural."
New offerings this year include hemlock, yellow birch, ironwood, and bur oak, which is resistant to oak wilt.
Order blanks are avail able by calling the Conservation District (906) 774-8441 or visit www.dickinsoncd.org.
The deadline for orders is March 30 and trees may be picked up on April 27 or 28 at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Norway; Florence Natural Resources Center; or Coleman High School.