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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Conservation Tree & Shrub Sale

The Dugdemona Soil and Water Conservation District will be having its Annual Tree and Shrub Sale at the Winn Farmers' Market, located at the corners of Main and St. John Streets in Winnfield, Louisiana. The sale will be Wednesday, February 23 – Friday February 25, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We will have a variety of bare root and potted trees, shrubs and perennials. We will have lots of trees, flowering trees, fruit trees, shade trees, trees for wildlife habitat and so much more.

Some of the varieties available will include:
Azaleas- native & evergreen varieties
Bottle Brush
Bridal Wreath
Butterfly Bush
Flowering Almond
Flowering Quince
Hydrangea- Oakleafs, mop heads & lace caps
Magnolias, assorted varieties
Roses- Antique and English varieties
Japanese Snowball
Yesterday Today & Tomorrow

Bald Cypress
Crape Myrtle- assorted varieties
Flowering Cherry
Flowering Dogwood
Grancy Grey Beard/ Fringe Tree
Magnolias, assorted varieties
Red Bud
Red Maple
River Birch
Sawtooth Oak

Iris- Louisiana

We will also have a selection of perennials and a large variety of fruit trees. Fruit selections include Apple, Blueberry, Blackberry, Fig, Lemon, Mayhaw, Muscadine, Pawpaw, Peach, Pear, Persimmon, Plum, Pomegranate and others.

We have a limited number of seedlings and plants available for best selections please come early.
For additional information you may also visit our website at or you may call our office at 628-4438 or email us at prior to the sale for availability and prices. Remember we will be at the Winn Farmers Market and unavailable to answer your call during the tree sale.

The tree sale is our largest fund-raising event of the year. All proceeds of this sale directly benefit our community. Funds raised sponsor projects such as, Conservation Essay Contest, Conservation Poster Contest, Soil and Water Stewardship Week, conservation education, our Community Tree Planting project, Earth day, Arbor Day, Project WET and restoration of wildlife habitat. Your money stays right here in our community and directly benefits the natural resources that enrich our lives and the lives of future generations.

So whether you have acres in the country, an average-sized yard, or a tiny plot in the city, you can help protect the environment and add beauty and interest to your surroundings. Planting trees and shrubs will give us fresh clean air, reduce heating and cooling bill, prevent soil erosion, enhance water quality, cut down noise pollution and provide food and shelter for wildlife. So come on by and beautify your surroundings while you help to conserve our natural resources.

Be sure to check out our webpage on backyard conservation. Backyard Conservation shows you how conservation practices that are used on agricultural land across the country to conserve and improve natural resources can be adapted for use on the land around your home. These practices help the environment when applied to your home make your yard more attractive and enjoyable.
Adopting these practices on nonagricultural land can help increase food and shelter for birds and other wildlife, control soil erosion, reduce sediment in waterways, conserve water and improve water quality, inspire a stewardship ethic, and beautify the landscape.