2014 Tree & Fish Sale Is Open!
Planting Ohio-native species of trees, shrubs and perennials can reduce soil erosion, create wildlife habitat, support pollinators and reduce the use of fertilizers and pesticides. Native plants have evolved with our climate, soils and wildlife.
One example of this is the relationship between native plants and insects. The photo at left is milkweed, the leaves of which are food for monarch butterfly caterpillars. Monarchs can use nectar from non-native plants, but need the native milkweed for the caterpillars. *
Our sale features native plants that are well adapted to central Ohio, as well as fruit trees to promote locally grown foods. Fish fingerlings are also being sold for stocking farm ponds.
Returning customers will notice some changes in the online ordering system. Here’s a quick rundown:
- We are still using PayPal, a secure system for online ordering
- When you register on the tree-sale ordering site, you can check your order, re-order more easily, and, in future years, pull up your previous tree sale orders. (Unfortunately, you will not be able to see orders from 2013 and earlier.)
- When you register, the information stays with us
- We keep none of your credit card info with the registration, that part is all through PayPal
* For more on the relationships between native plants and wildlife, read Bringing Nature Home by Douglas W. Tallamy
Published: January 15th, 2014