Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District broke its personal record for the number of tree and shrub orders that were processed despite shortages experienced by nurseries across the State due to a widespread increase in demand. A record breaking, 479 orders were distributed as of April 30, 2021. As a result of this year’s sale: 2,295 fir seedlings/transplants, 2,035 pine seedlings/transplants, 1,996 spruce seedlings/transplants, 1,202 other conifer variety seedlings/transplants, 3,538 nut producing hardwood seedlings, 2,506 non nut producing hardwood seedlings, 4,288 shrub seedlings, 95 fern seedlings, 2,557 berry plantings, 338 domestic fruit trees and 495 wildlife fruit trees were introduced into Chautauqua County and its surrounding areas. Thirty-five species that are native to New York and twenty-five species that are exclusively native to Chautauqua County were selected specifically for this year’s sale.
Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District holds its annual tree and shrub sale to promote landowner conservation practices by offering the public plantings at an affordable rate. Landowners can practice conservation by planting seedlings, transplants and conservation seed mixes to provide food and shelter to wildlife, reduce heating/cooling expenses, protect water quality with buffers, reduce air pollution and stabilize eroded land. Seedlings are an inexpensive way to replace trees that have been damaged, harvested or lost to disease.
All stock that is sold is bare root, meaning the plant is harvested with little or no soil attached to the roots. Because the stock is bare root, plants must be harvested and replanted while in a dormant state and while soil conditions are still moist. Tree protector tubes and stakes, weed control mats, tree plantation signs, fertilizer pellets, conservation seed mixes and other nonperishable items are also made available during the annual sale.
In addition to the wildlife tree packages that are sold each year during the Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District’s Annual Tree & Shrub Sale, Conservation Seed Mixes are extremely popular with local conservationists and sportsman. The eight Conservation Seed Mixes that are featured are ideal for food plots, thrive in a variety of soil types and support wildlife and wild game.
Download a Conservation Seed Mix Brochure and an Order Form below.
Conservation Seed Mix orders can be sent in by mail, email (email@example.com) or called in by phone (716-664-2351 Ext. 5) during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM).
All fruit tree packages are sold out and there is not any tree and shrub stock remaining for the 2021 sale.
Please be advised that you will need to make special pick-up arrangements in advance, as our office is currently closed to the public.
It is recommended that you place your order for 2022 as quickly as possible due to an unprecedented number of sales in 2021.
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As a reminder, orders are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Since all of the stock is preordered, each species is available while quantities last. As stated in the catalog, the District reserves the right to make substitutions with similar species and/or issue refunds should order quantities exceed the quantity available beyond the Districts control.
No refunds shall be given for orders that are not picked up after 7 days past the effective pick-up date. All orders must be pre-paid. No cash will be accepted. Checks should be made out to CHAUT. CO. SWCD.
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