Seedling sale has March 12 deadline

WESTPORT - The Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District is now holding its annual seedling sale. Available is a large selection of bare-root tree and shrub seedlings and transplants for erosion control, wildlife habitat improvement, windbreaks and reforestation. Groundcovers and wildflower seed mixes can also be purchased.

Also available are slow-release fertilizer tablets that will provide necessary nutrients for up to two years, and water gel, which helps to retain moisture around the roots.

March 12 is the last day to place an order. Orders will be available April 23 in Westport. To get an order form or more information call 962-8225 weekdays, e-mail essexswcd@westelcom.com, go to www.co.essex.ny.us, or come the office at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Center (second floor), 3 Sisco Street, Westport.

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