Deadline Friday, March 21
Each year the Soil and Water Conservation District sells bare root trees, evergreen, shrub seedlings, and transplants in an effort to increase efforts to provide energy conservation and/or habitat cover for wildlife in the rural setting. These starter seedlings and transplants are an investment in the future.
In addition to energy conservation and wildlife habitat, trees serve a number of other purposes. Ten mature trees remove approximately 5 tons of Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere annually. They also dilute polluted air with fresh oxygen. One hundred mature trees catch about 250,000 gallons of rainwater each year. Trees planted appropriately can save up to 25% of annual cooling costs and save 10 to 25% of energy used for heating. In 40 years, the average tree returns $2.70 in benefits for every $1 of investment.