It's almost Easter and, this year, the Easter Bunny isn't bringing eggs, he's bringing trees — seedling trees, to be exact — direct from the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery.
Just like Easter eggs, these seedlings come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including deciduous trees, shrubs and conifers, and you can purchase seedlings as either bare root or potted.
These seedlings are great for creating windbreaks, visual screens, noise barriers and for reforestation, and erosion control. They also make a great place for all the 'peeps' on your property to hang out with their four-legged friends.
The CSU Extension is offering hybrid cottonwood, Lombardy poplar, golden willow, aspen, honeylocust, bur oak, peachleaf willow, green ash, Kremmling cottonwood and prairie sky poplar, just to name a few of our deciduous species. Shrubs, such as caragana, lilac, native plum, cotoneaster, Gambel oak, Woods rose, Nanking cherry and chokecherry are also available.
You can also purchase conifers such as Austrian pine, Colorado blue spruce, Douglas fir, white fir, bristlecone pine, Englemann spruce, and eastern redcedar!
Trees can be purchased in lots of 25 or 30 trees of the same species, and prices range from just over a dollar per tree for our most economical species, to roughly $2.50 per tree for conifers.
You can order now through early April, and your trees will arrive at the end of April.
What's the catch? The Easter Bunny isn't really bringing them – you have to buy them, you must own at least one acre of land, and you'd better get hoppin' because time is running out to place your order! Last day to order trees is April 1!
For an order form or more information, stop by or call your local extension office. The Delta Extension Office can be reached at 874-2195; the Montrose Extension Office can be reached at 249-3935; and the Mesa County Extension Office can be reached at 244-1834. Full-color brochures of seedling tree species we sell are also available at the Extension Offices. To have an order form mailed to you, please call any of these numbers at any time, leave your name and mailing address and we will send one to you!blog comments powered by Disqus