The good news is, spring will come! The even better news is, that it’s time once again for the Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual spring shrub and tree sale. Now is the time to start thinking about plantings for the upcoming growing season; and as in the past, the district is offering several different varieties of hardy and healthy bare root-stock fruit trees, conservation shrubs, ornamentals and evergreens for sale.

We have a variety of fruit trees and berries available, including Ginger Gold, Albemarle Pippen, Honeycrisp and Galarina apple; Valor and Victory Plum; Red Clapps and Bartlett Pear; Reliance and TangOs peach, along with blueberries, blackberries, kiwi, high-bush cranberries and horseradish. In addition to the fruit trees, there are also a variety of flowering shrubs, perennial flowers and evergreen trees available.

Spring is the best time of year for stocking your trout pond. This year, there are both brook and rainbow trout available for sale. You must have a permit from the state before picking up your order. Contact the Waldo County SWCD office at 338-1964, ext. 3, for further information or for an order form and permit application. These trout are healthy, hardy stock that have adapted very well to many local ponds over the years.

Order forms for both the tree and shrub sale and trout sale have been mailed. If you did not receive one and would like to place an order, call Kym Sanderson at 338-1964, ext. 3.

The Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District is a non-profit organization. The annual tree, shrub and trout sale is the district’s major fundraiser and it turns the proceeds from these sales back to the community in the form of conservation education, as well as providing conservation technical assistance and information to local citizens, municipalities and the agricultural community.