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Soil and Water Conservation Has Extra Tree Seedlings

Dec 18, 2018

The Cumberland Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors a tree seedling sale each year. Tree seedlings are ordered in bulk and this year the District has extra tree seedlings for sale. 

The pre-paid tree seedling orders ended Oct. 31 and the tree seedlings arrived Dec. 17 fresh from the tree farm and ready to plant.  Proceeds from the tree seedling sale are used to help fund educational projects in Cumberland County. 

The extra tree seedlings available are the Longleaf Pine Tree and are available for $5 per bundle of 15 seedlings.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to purchase tree seedlings, at a nominal charge, for landscape and conservation uses on their farms and home sites,” said Donna Foster, Administrative Program Officer. “Trees help prevent erosion of topsoil, beautify property, provide energy-saving shade and provide habitat for birds and other wildlife. With the recent devastations of Hurricane Florence, we have lost many trees here in Cumberland and surrounding counties since September. Planting native trees to North Carolina is one way to help rebuild our communities as well as promote conservation.” 

More information is available on the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District website at co.cumberland.nc.us/soil_water/. Anyone interested in purchasing tree seedlings, please contact the Soil and Water Conservation District office at 910-484-8479, option 3, or visit our office located in the Agriculture Center at 301 East Mountain Drive, Suite 229.  Only cash and checks are accepted.

Please make checks payable to:          
Cumberland SWCD
301 East Mountain Drive, Suite 229
Fayetteville, N.C.  28306