2017 Bare Root Sale is On!

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017 by Leslie_Zucker

Atten­tion water­shed res­i­dents and stream­side landown­ers. The Ulster Coun­ty Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion District’s (SWCD) home office in High­land, NY is announc­ing their annu­al tree and shrub sale. The order form must be received by Fri­day, March 31, 2017.

Many of the species includ­ed in the sale are native to the Ashokan water­shed and make great addi­tions to stream­side veg­e­ta­tion.  Healthy and diverse stream­side veg­e­ta­tion plays an impor­tant role in sta­bi­liz­ing stream­banks and resist­ing erosion.

But­ton Bush, Red Osier Dog­wood, Speck­led Alder and Sand­bar Wil­low are all great shrubs to incor­po­rate into stream­side plant­i­ngs. As you work your way up the stream­bank, Paper Birch, Sug­ar Maple and Swamp White Oak are excel­lent addi­tions to tran­si­tion to an upland for­est setting.

For stream buffer relat­ed ques­tions or help with select­ing appro­pri­ate veg­e­ta­tion, con­tact Bob­by Tay­lor at Bobby.Taylor@ashokanstreams.org, or (845) 688‑3047 ext.6 with the Ulster Coun­ty SWCD and AWSMP Catskill Streams Buffer Coordinator.