VAN WERT — The deadline to purchase seedlings from the Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District is March 15, 2019. The seedlings are available in packets of 10 at a minimal cost.

The following seedling species are available: American Arborvitae, Austrian Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern White Pine, Norway Spruce, Eastern Red Cedar, American Cranberry, Black Cherry, Black Walnut, Common Lilac, Red Bud, Red Maple, Swamp White Oak, Sweet Gum, and White Flowering Dogwood.

Two seed packets are available. They include: Wildflower Seed and Butterfly / Hummingbird Seed. The one oz. Wildflower Seed contains 15-16 different annual and perennial species adapted for this area will cover 300 sq. ft. The one oz. Butterfly/Hummingbird Seed contains 10-13 annual and perennial varieties will cover 300 square feet.

The SWCD will once again offer four semi dwarf fruit tree varieties. They are: Honeycrisp apple, Gala apple, Red Haven Peach and Bartlett Pear. The fruit trees are ordered individually and are four feet to six feet in height with a trunk of 5/8” diameter.

This program is open to the public. Order forms are available in the SWCD office, 1185 Professional Drive, Van Wert, on the website at: or by calling 419-238-9591. Orders will be accepted until Friday, March 15. The delivery date is mid-April. Payment (cash/check) is required when placing the order.