County again offering trees and shrubs
As it does each year, the Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering seedlings for native trees, shrubs and flowers to assist landowners in providing food and shelter for wildlife; groundcover for erosion control, riparian buffers and rain gardens; and general beautification. Seedlings are sold bare root, hand dipped in a moisture protection gel, wrapped and bagged.
New trees and shrubs this year include Beach Plum, Bearberry, Coralberry, False Indigo, New Jersey Tea, Spruce and Wild/Woodland Strawberry. You do not have to be a Putnam County resident to order plants, but they must be picked up by a resident.
Orders must be received by Wednesday, March 30 for pick-up on April 22 and 23 at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Kent. To order online with a credit card, visit putnamcountyny.com or request a form by calling 845-878-7918.
In Cornwell, meanwhile, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is accepting pre-orders until March 11 for its Native Plant Sale, which takes place on May 21. Visit hhnaturemuseum.org or, for more information, call 845-534-5506 ext. 204.