Seedling Sale
Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association

39TH ANNUAL SEEDLING SALE IS UNDERWAY

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.
Evergreens offered include: Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce and American Arborvitae.  These trees are excellent ornamentals or Christmas trees and are also good for windbreaks, landscaping, and dense screens.
Hardwoods for sale include: Pin Oak, Sweet Gum, Sugar Maple, American Cranberry, White Flowering Dogwood, Buttonbush and Common Lilac.  These are trees and shrubs that will compliment any mix of evergreens and are beautiful no matter the time of year.
Order forms can be downloaded.  For more information, contact Porcupine Pat at porcupinepat@yahoo.com or 570.622.4124 x 113. 
The order deadline is Wednesday, April 2 or until supplies last.  Pick up date is Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. 
" 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: 10-20.”
 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.”
 NORWAY SPRUCE: Fastest growing of the spruces. Develops pyramidal shape and strong graceful branches that are covered
with dark green needles. Ideal windbreaker. Likes full sun and grows in various soils. Matures at 60' and has a beautiful 25'
spread. 4 year old seedlings. Size: 15-30.”
 AMERICAN ARBORVITAE: This slow-growing tree prefers full sun to partial shade but adapts to a variety of soil conditions.
Though it prefers moist soils, it can withstand periods of extreme 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: 12-24.”
 PIN OAK: Pin Oak is named for a characteristic where small, thin, dead branches stick out like pins from the main trunk. Pin Oak
is among the most widely planted and fastest-growing native oaks. It tolerates drought, poor soils and is easy to transplant. It is
popular because of an attractive shape and trunk. The green, glossy leaves show brilliant red to bronze fall color. 2 year old
seedlings. Size: 12-28.”
 SWEET GUM: An attractive deciduous tree of the Witch Hazel family that ranges in height from 60 to 100 feet and has a narrow
oval canopy. It has a moderate to rapid growth rate, putting on a height at a rate of 1 to 4 feet a year for the first 5 to 10 years and
12 to 15 inches per year thereafter. Leaves are palmate, like a maple leaf, but more deeply lobed and star-shaped. It is glossy
green in the spring and summer, turning to vivid red, yellow and even purple in the fall. 2 year old seedlings. Size: 10-20.”
 SUGAR MAPLE: The Sugar Maple is 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. Generations
in the future will thank you as they pour delicious home-made maple syrup tapped from your trees onto pancakes! 2 year
old seedlings. Size: 5-10.”
 AMERICAN CRANBERRY: Good seller last year! 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. These 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: 20-40.”
 WHITE FLOWERING DOGWOOD: Prolific, large, pure white, overlapping petal-like blooms in spring, dark green foliage in summer,
red-purple leaves in fall and glossy red berries that persist into winter make this a lovely ornamental tree for all seasons. It
has a short trunk, horizontal branches, and a moderately globe-shaped crown. The dense branching provides shade and nesting
sites, fruit and buds are a favorite with dozens of bird species, and the nectar and pollen attract butterflies. Dogwoods prefer acidic,
moist, well drained sites with partial shade, but will take full sun. 2 year old seedlings. Size: 18-28.”
 BUTTONBUSH: Buttonbush is an easy-to-recognize bush that grows in water or moist soil. It is easy to identify because of its
beautiful flowers and fruits. A good plant for slopes and accent your butterfly garden. It can also be seen in marshes, and bordering
streams, ponds, and lakes. They also grow 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: 20-40.”
 COMMON LILAC: A medium to large hardy shrub with stout, spreading branches developing a somewhat oval to irregularlyrounded
crown. The showy flowers are very fragrant and enjoyed each spring. 3 year old seedlings. Size: 7‐14.”