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SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT TREE & PLANT SALE SET

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The Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD) has scheduled its Annual Tree, Plant and Shrub Sale Fundraiser.

Trees and plants are very important to every community no matter how large or small.  Trees have multiple uses to include wind breaks, living screens, a soil binder to help reduce erosion, as well as noise barriers. Also, natural existing and newly planted trees increase property value and add natural beauty and diversity to the landscape. A hidden benefit provided by trees is their ability to capture and store carbon monoxide from the atmosphere, which decreases the threat of global warming.  In addition, trees release life-giving oxygen back into the atmosphere.  Flowering shrubs and perennial species provide food for important pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

The tree, plant and shrub sale will be on Thursday and Friday, April 8 & 9, 2021 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 10, 2021 between 8 a.m. until noon. The location has changed this year and will be at 83 Northside Lane, just off Northside Drive and Highway 70 North, in the old Alpha Equipment building.

There will be a variety of trees and shrubs available and will be priced based on type and size. Some of the trees and shrubs available include: Bald Cypress, Buckeye, Chokeberry, Crabapple, Elderberry, American Elm, Fothergilla, Hazelnut, Hydrangea, Mulberry, Oak (Sawtooth & Willow), Persimmon, Serviceberry, Viburnum and Witch Hazel.

In addition to trees and shrubs, there will be Big Bluestem, Hardy Fern, Hen & Chicks, Hosta, Iris, Phlox, Prickly Pear, Sedum, Switchgrass and Trumpet Creeper. There should also be a variety of fruit trees along with other trees, shrubs and plants.

Timely and proper planting after purchase, followed by reasonable care, should result in healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs that will provide enjoyment for many years. Only good quality items will be available and all sales are final.

The Soil Conservation District is a non-profit organization and uses the tree sale to help raise funds for its conservation education efforts and other operating expenses. The information and education program includes support for high school Envirothon teams, Soil and Water Stewardship Week activities, educational material for schools and college scholarships.

If you have any questions, please call the SCD office at (931) 484-5442, Ext. 3 or email lynn.carey@tn.nacdnet.net

All programs and services of the Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD) are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or handicap.


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