Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 21, 2013

Soil Conservation District annual tree sale set

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD) has scheduled its Annual Tree and Shrub Sale Fundraiser for April 4 and 5.

In an urban environment trees have multiple uses to include wind breaks, living screens, a soil binder to help reduce erosion, as well as noise barriers. Also, natural existing and newly planted trees increase property value and add natural beauty and diversity to the landscape. A hidden benefit provided by trees is their ability to capture and store carbon monoxide from the atmosphere, which decreases the threat of global warming. In addition, trees release life-giving oxygen back into the atmosphere.

The tree and shrub sale will be on Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The location will be at the Cumberland County Community Complex (fairgrounds) at the Livestock Pavilion.

There will be a variety of trees and shrubs available and will be priced based on type and size. Some of the items normally available include: Arborvitae, Boxwood, Burning Bush, Cleveland Pear, Dogwood, Forsythia, Holly, Hydrangea, Junipers, Kwanzen Flowering Cherry, Leyland Cypress, Nandina, Patio Peach, Red Maple, Rhododendron, Roses, Weeping Cherry, Weeping Willow and Yoshino Flowering Cherry. There should also be grape vines, along with a variety of fruit trees.

Due to the bargain prices, no warranty can be offered on the survivability of the nursery stock once the items are picked up. Timely and proper planting after delivery, followed by reasonable care, should result in healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs that will provide enjoyment for many years.

The district is a non-profit organization and uses the tree sale to help raise funds for its conservation education efforts and other operating expenses. The information and education program includes support for high school Envirothon teams, Soil and Water Stewardship Week activities and educational material for schools.

If you have any questions, please call the SCD office at 484-5442, Ext. 3 or stop by the office in the USDA Service Center located at 314 Old Jamestown Highway beside the U.S. Post Office.

All programs and services of the Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD) are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or handicap.

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