Conservation district sells trees

TV Hagenah

Evelyn Massey. District Clerk for the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District announced Monday that she is now taking orders for the district’s annual tree sale.
Massy said she has a wide variety of trees available for anyone interested in planting trees later this season.

“We’ve got just about everything,” said Massy, “You can’t believe how many trees we have that you can order.”

Massy said individuals who are interested in a tree can order either a pine or leaf type of tree. She added the specific type of tree is, for the most part up to the individual.
The district clerk listed juniper, Austrian pine, cottonwood, oak, cypress, ceders and ashes as being some of the more popular.

“You name it,” said Massy, “We’ve probably got it.”

Prices range from $1.75 for some of the seedlings to $30 for some of the trees which stand roughly four feet tall in a five-gallon bucket.

“The prices range just like the trees,” said Massy.

Individuals interested in purchasing trees must fill out an order form and those can be picked up from Massy at the Soil and Water Conservation office at 706 S. First St.

“Or they can call me, and I can send them and order form,” said Massy.

Massy’s phone number is 461-3612 extension 3.
Those ordering the trees must pay for them at the time they turn in the order forms.

The trees will be available to be picked up March 17, 18, 19 and the morning of March 20. The distribution point sponsored by the Quay County Fair Association will be at the Quay County Fair Barn.

According to representatives of the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District, the tree sale is held “in order to generate income to fund educational activities sponsored by the District. Proceeds from the tree sale are used to purchase materials for conservation education.”