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Buy Your Christmas Tree from Soil and Water Order Now!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

NC Christmas trees.ASHEVILLE NC – Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for a limited number of Christmas trees. The trees are 6 and 7 foot #1 Fraser Firs from Madison County.

Cost is $30 per tree, and the proceeds from the sale go to fund the District’s environmental education programs. All trees will be sold in advance and you can pick them up at the District office from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on November 21.

Order a tree and help our educational programs! To order, call the District office at 250-4785 by November 14.

Pre-order Your Tree Seedlings February 3-21

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – The Buncombe SWCD will hold its annual tree seedling sale February 27 – March 1 at Jesse Israel and Sons Garden Center at the WNC Farmer’s Market. The sale will begin on Thursday and run through Saturday or until we are out of seedlings.

Dates & Times:

  • Thursday, February 27, noon – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, February 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. or until out of stock

Seedlings are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the days of the sale.

Preorders:

From February 3- 21, you can preorder seedlings or check availability by calling 250-4785.

Preorders must be picked up by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 28 at Jesse Israel and Sons. Advance orders not picked up by 5 p.m. on Friday will be released for sale. Advance orders must be paid in full into the BCSWCD office by February 25. Check or cash only.

Eastern White Pine seedlings are 25¢ each and the hardwood species are 75¢ each. The following species are available Black Cherry Seedlingfor preorder and on sale dates:

  • White Pine
  • Black Cherry
  • Black Walnut
  • Butternut
  • Persimmon
  • River Birch
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Sycamore
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Southern Crabapple
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Northern Red Oak
  • White Oak

All seedlings are bare root and range in height from 10 inches to 36 inches. March is the ideal time of year to plant bare root seedlings. Species such as Crabapple, Persimmon, Butternut and White Oak bear fruit/nuts for wildlife.

For more information, call the Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District at 250-4785 or visit the NC Division of Forest Resources website.

Keep Your Christmas Tree Beautiful All Season

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – You’ve picked the perfect tree – now how do you keep it looking beautiful all through the Keep your cut tree looking beautiful!Christmas season?

  1. Purchase a fresh tree with needles that do not fall off when shaken.
  2. Recut the base of the stem and stand it in water as soon as you get it home.
  3. Store the tree outdoors, standing in a bucket of water, until it is brought inside.
  4. Avoid exposing the tree to heat sources and warm drafts. Use an antitranspirant spray to help slow the drying out of needles.
  5. Be sure your tree stand is large enough to hold adequate water. Check the water level daily and keep the cut surface covered with water at all times. A cut Christmas tree will absorb between 2 pints and one gallon of water per day. Use plain water, no additives.

For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.

Recycle Your Old Christmas Lights!

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Drop your old Christmas lights by Lowe's if you want to recycle them.ASHEVILLE NC – If you are moving to more energy-efficient LED Christmas lights, or have decided to get rid of your old or non-working incandescent strings of lights – you can recycle them!

Just drop them by the Asheville Lowe’s one-stop recycling center located inside the store – right next to the exit doors.

 

Looking for your perfect Christmas tree this year?  Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm has you covered!

When You’re Ready to Pick a Cut Christmas Tree…

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
ASHEVILLE NC –

  • Purchase a fresh tree with needles that do not fall off when shaken.
  • Recut the base of the stem and stand it in water as soon as you get it home.
  • Store the tree outdoors, standing in a bucket of water, until it is brought inside.
  • Avoid exposing the tree to heat sources and warm drafts. Use an antitranspirant spray to help slow the drying out of needles.
  • Be sure your tree stand is large enough to hold adequate water. Check the water level daily and keep the cut surface covered with water at all times. A cut Christmas tree will absorb between 2 pints and one gallon of water per day. Use plain water, no additives.

For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.

Wondering where to purchase your Christmas tree this year?  Visit Boyd Mountain Tree Farm for your perfect Fraser Fir Tree, from 5′-18′!

Treating Hemlocks

Friday, October 21st, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – If you have hemlock trees, inspect them for signs of hemlock woolly adelgids.

This is a good time of year to treat smaller trees with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. Fall is also a good time to apply a systemic soil drench treatment on larger trees.

For more information, view BCTV’s Hemlock Woolly Adelgid video, check out NC State University’s “Recommendations for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control in the Landscape,” or call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.