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SWCD tree sale orders available for pickup May 2-4

Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) announces the tree sale pick-up will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 3; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.

“Through the tree sale the SWCD sold over 24,000 trees and 12,000 plant plugs that will filter polluted runoff, stop erosion and create wildlife habitat,” said Melissa Barrick, SWCD district manager. “These plants will vegetate the equivalent of 45 contiguous acres with native vegetation.”

Free coffee and refreshments will be served, courtesy of the SWCD board of supervisors. Customers can learn from area plant experts, purchase compost bins, pick up compost and bud caps and purchase tree cages for $15 per 25 cages.

Landowners can also arrange for SWCD staff to plant plants and trees for $50 per hour. Tree planting spades will be available for a $5 deposit.

Customers should bring a copy of the customer survey and cash, check or credit card to complete orders. All orders must be paid in full before customers can pick up their order.

Orders not picked up by noon Saturday, May 4, will be charged $10. Early pickup is not available.

All plants are native stock sourced from local nurseries with verifiable seed source. SWCD does not guarantee survival of plants and trees. All orders are subject to the same condition that they are received from suppliers.

The deadline for ordering was March 1. Contact the SWCD now or in the fall to sign up to receive a 2014 order form and information about future tree sales.

For more information, visit, email or call the SWCD at 218-828-6197.

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