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.

Here’s a quick rundown on to how place an order.


  • When you order & register an account online,  you can check your order, re-order more easily, and, in future years, pull up your previous tree sale orders.
  • When you order online, the information stays with us but we don’t keep your credit card info with the registration, that part is all through PayPal.
  • Are you ready to order online? Go to 2015 Tree & Fish Sale Online Ordering

Mail in order:

  • Print the order form and select your choices
  • Mail order form and check for payment to: Franklin Soil and Water, 1404 Goodale Blvd., Suite 100, Columbus, OH, 43212.
  • You will be contacted in late march to remind you about pick-up instructions. Due to the amount of orders, please call our office at (614) 486-9613 if you would like to confirm your order sooner.



Published: January 15th, 2014