The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Deadline for buying tree seedlings nears

VW independent/submitted information

The Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District issued a reminder that the deadline to purchase seedlings and fruit trees is Friday, March 15.  

The seedlings available are American arborvitae, Austrian pine, Colorado blue spruce, eastern white pine, Norway spruce, eastern red cedar, American cranberry, black cherry, black walnut, common lilac, red bud, red maple, swamp white oak, sweet gum, and white flowering dogwood. The seedlings are ordered in packets of 10.

Two seed packets are available. The Wildflower Seed is a 1-ounce packet that contains 15-16 different annual and perennial species adapted for this area and will cover 300 square feet. The 1-ounce Butterfly/Hummingbird Seed packet contains 10-13 different annual and perennial varieties and will cover 300 square feet.

Semi dwarf fruit trees are once again being offered, including honey crisp apple, gala apple, red haven peach, and Bartlett pear. The trees are ordered individually and are 4-6 feet in height with a trunk diameter of 5/8ths of an inch.

This program is open to the public. Order forms are available at the SWCD office, 1185 Professional Drive in Van Wert, on the SWCD website at, or by calling 419.238.9591. Orders will be accepted until Friday, March 15, while the delivery date is mid-April. Payment (cash/check) is required when placing orders.

POSTED: 02/12/19 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: News