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Master Watershed Stewards Offer Fall Tree Sale

By Penn State Extension

Aug 21, 2020

Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program of Berks County is accepting orders for native trees and shrubs through August 31, 2020.  The sale, which serves as a fundraiser for the program, offers 36 varieties of trees and shrubs that can be picked up on Friday, October 2, between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Berks County 4-H Center, 1206 County Welfare Rd, Leesport, PA 19533. Whether you’re seeking trees for privacy, foliage, shade, attracting pollinators or just want something beautiful to look at, we have a variety of trees and shrubs that will meet your needs and make a nice addition to your property!  

This is a pre-order, drive-thru and no-contact pickup sale. The trees and shrubs offered are native to this ecoregion, grown from regionally sourced seed, and procured from Octoraro native tree and shrub wholesale restoration nursery in Kirkwood, PA. All proceeds purchased support the Berks County Master Watershed Steward Program and our efforts to educate and make improvements within our local watersheds. And remember, fall is one of the best times to plant new trees! 

For more details, a full plant list (including information such as soil moisture and sun requirements, growth rate, and estimated bloom time) and ordering information, visit https://extension.psu.edu/mws-tree-sale. 

The Master Watershed Steward Program educates and empowers volunteers to protect environmental resources.  After receiving 40 hours of training, Master Watershed Stewards give back to the community by offering educational opportunities, collecting citizen science data, organizing clean ups, working on wildlife habitat and stream restoration projects and more. 

The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 610-378-1327 in advance of your participation or visit.

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