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VAN WERT — The Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District has begun taking orders for tree seedlings. The seedlings are available in packets of ten at a minimal cost. Orders will be accepted until March 14.

The following seedling species are available: American Arborvitae, Austrian Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern Red Cedar, Eastern White Pine, Norway Spruce, Arrowwood, Bald Cypress, Black Chokeberry, Common Lilac, Forsythia, Pin Oak, Red Maple, Sawtooth Oak, and Sweet Gum.

Special assorted packets that are available are:

Homeowner Packet which consists of two of the following: Black Chokeberry, Common Lilac, Pin Oak, Arrowwood and Forsythia.

Three seed packets are available. They include: Wildflower Seed, Hummingbird Seed, and Bird and Butterfly Seed. The 1 oz. Wildflower Seed contains 10-12 different annual and 10-12 different perennial species adapted for this area will cover 250 sq. ft. Half oz. Hummingbird Seed contains 4-6 different annual and 4-6 different perennial varieties will cover 150 sq. ft. The 1 oz. Bird and Butterfly Seed contains 7-9 different annual and 7-9 different perennial varieties will cover 250 sq. ft.

This program is open to the public. Order forms are available in the SWCD office, 1185 Professional Drive, Van Wert, or by calling (419) 238-9591. Orders will be accepted until Friday, March 14. The delivery date is mid April. Payment (cash / check) is required when placing the order.