The Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting orders for its 2011 tree and shrub program.
Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Orders must be placed by April 1.
Pickup is scheduled for mid-April at the Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, and the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk.
"It will soon be time to place your order for trees and wildlife shrubs through the Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District's 2011 Tree and Shrub Program," said to David Wilson, district field manager.
The district program is designed to supplement the state Department of Environmental Conservation's annual tree and shrub program, which sells seedlings in large quantity bundles.
"Many people do not have space or time to plant 500 or 1,000 trees,'' Wilson said.
Having trees and shrubs available in smaller quantities allows more people to help improve the environment through the planting of trees.
Seventy different trees, shrubs, ferns, ground covers species, perennial flower bulbs will be offered through the district's 2011 program. In addition to the selection of evergreens, hardwoods, wildlife shrubs and ground cover; fertilizer tablets, fluorescent orange marking flags, tree identification booklets, "Warning: Tree Plantation" and other posted signs, bluebird, bat and butterfly houses and tree protectors will also be available this year. Again this year, we will be offering two varieties of ferns, four types of ground cover and Country Wisdom Bulletins.
The trees can be used for wildlife habitat improvement, soil erosion control, reforestation, Christmas trees, windbreaks and general beautification.
For more information or to receive copies of the booklet and order form, interested individuals or groups should contact the Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District Office by calling 664-2351, ext 3, any weekday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or visit the website at soilwater.org.