Seedling Sale
Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association

40TH ANNUAL SEEDLING SALE IS SCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2015

The Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association and Schuylkill Conservation District are again cooperating to sell quality seedlings for your property.  Tree seedlings increase property value, enhance wildlife habitat, beautify the landscape, improve the environment, and can provide a source of income.  The best part is that all proceeds support Sweet Arrow Lake County Park which is located just outside of Pine Grove off Rt. 443. 
Past sale proceeds have paid for programs such as Zoo America and for materials for a children’s nature camp.   
Almost 350,000 tree seedlings have been sold in the past to benefit the beauty of Schuylkill County.  Offerings are available for small yards to large tracts of land.

" There is not a person alive who should not plant a tree, not for the shade that you'll enjoy, but for those who are coming after."    ~  Milton S. Hershey

Your quality seedlings will increase property value, enhance wildlife habitat, beautify the landscape, improve the environment, and can
provide a source of income. Proceeds benefit Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. The Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association
(SALCA) and the Schuylkill Conservation District work together on this sale. Your support is greatly appreciated!

 DOUGLAS FIR: Beautiful, symmetrical evergreen that makes an excellent Christmas and landscaping tree. Grows fast in moist,
well-drained soil. 3 year old seedlings. Size: 6-12.”
 CONCOLOR FIR: Extremely popular tree in past sales. Excellent ornamental or Christmas tree. Has flat, soft green to deep
blue citrus-scented needles. Hardy because it withstands dry periods and high temperatures. 4 year old seedlings. Size: 12-24.”
 COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE: Handsome ornamental or Christmas tree with blue-green needles. Great for wildlife cover. Likes
ordinary soil, average moisture, and full sun. 4 year old seedlings. Size: 10-24.”
 SERBIAN SPRUCE: One of the most graceful and beautiful evergreens. The tree is naturally conical and keeps its shape well
plus it is easy to maintain. Each needle is up to 1" long and features two white bands underneath. It works well as a street tree
and can tolerate drought. 4 year old seedlings. Size: 10-24.”
 EASTERN WHITE PINE: Great ornamental or Christmas tree with soft, long blue-green needles. Excellent for wildlife cover.
Likes ordinary soil, average moisture, and full sun. 4 year old seedlings. Size: 12-24.”
 AMERICAN ARBORVITAE: This slow-growing tree prefers full sun to partial shade but adapts to a variety of soil conditions.
Prefers moist soils but can withstand drought. It grows to a mature height of 25-40 feet, and has a mature spread of 10-15 feet.
Makes a good wind-block and provides cover for all types of wildlife year round. 4 year old seedlings. Size: 10-24.”
 PIN OAK: Named for a characteristic where small, thin, dead branches stick out like pins from the main trunk. This is among the
most widely planted and fastest-growing native oaks. It tolerates drought, poor soils and easy to transplant. Popular because of
an attractive shape and trunk. The green, glossy leaves show brilliant red to bronze fall color. 2 year old seedlings. Size: 10-20.”
 CHESTNUT OAK: A long-lived, deciduous tree that is a great choice as a shade tree for your front yard, or in a place where
soil is unsuitable for most other trees. You can use it in the rocky, unpalatable locations of your yard and still expect success. It
is decorative, great for wildlife and has a variety of uses. 2 year old seedlings. Size: 24-36.”
 SUGAR MAPLE: A landscape standout! Medium to dark-green leaves turn a spectacular yellow, burnt orange or red in fall. Tolerates
shade, likes a well-drained, moderately moist, fertile soil. Grows to 60' to 75', 40'-50' spread. Future generations will thank
you as they pour delicious home-made maple syrup tapped from your trees onto pancakes! 2 year old seedlings. Size: 10-20.”
 AMERICAN CRANBERRY: Popular seedling the last two years! This is an excellent deciduous shrub for screening up to 10 to
12 feet high. It grows to a width of 8 feet with very dense growth of up to 3 feet per year in full sun or part shade. The American
Cranberry bush has showy white flowers in spring followed by red berries in fall and winter. Berries hang through mid winter making
excellent bird feed. This shrub has very few insect problems and prefers good, well-drained soil. For best growth, provide supplemental
water during dry periods. For a solid screen, plant bushes 2 to 3 feet apart. 3 year old seedlings. Size: 10-22.”
 BUTTONBUSH: This is an easy-to-recognize bush that grows in water or moist soil and has beautiful flowers and fruits. A good
plant for slopes and to accent your butterfly garden. It can also be seen in marshes, and bordering streams, ponds, and lakes.
Grows in wet woods, thickets, and ditches. It can grow up to 15 feet tall, but is usually much shorter (few feet). Its leaves are usually
between three and six inches long, and are shiny, dark green and pointed. 3 year old seedlings. Size: 15-30.”
 WINTERBERRY: The attractive bright red fruit of winterberry is eaten by small mammals and more than 48 species of birds. The
leaves and stems of winterberry are not a preferred source of browse, but deer and rabbits utilize this plant. The persistent bright
red fruit of this shrub make it very popular for landscaping. It is recommended for planting in shady moist areas, even though its
growth and form are best under open grown conditions. 3 year old seedlings. Size: 8-18.”
 FORSYTHIA: Beautiful yellow-flowered shrub that is fast-growing to about 7’. Tolerates poor soil and city conditions. Good for
screens and hedges and cover for birds and small wildlife. 3 year old seedlings. Size: 10-24.”
 EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH: Known for its showy white flowers with numerous bright red berries. Great ornamental qualities
and good food source for birds. Vigorous and rapid grower that can reach 40 feet tall. Plant in a cool moist location and
does better in full sun but will tolerate some shade. This tree prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soils. The fall leaf color can
range from yellow, red, and reddish purple which provides for a showy fall display! 3 year old seedlings. Size: 15-30
 ORDER DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 or while supplies last
 PICK UP DATE & TIME: Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to noon
 PICK UP LOCATION: Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse parking lot, off Rt. 443, Pine Grove
 NOTE: Seedlings are bare root and will be healthy at pick up. No guarantees after this date.
 INFO: “Porcupine Pat” at 570.622.4124 x 113 or porcupinepat@yahoo.com or Denise Donmoyer at 570.345.8952 or nightowl57@verizon.net