This year, Summit Soil and Water Conservation District is expanding our Native Plant offerings to include single plants which may be purchased in small groups of three of a single plant species for a minimum order. (In other words, you may purchase three of any species for your entire order if that is all you desire to purchase.) The price of each plant is $4.00. Please note, there is a $12.00 handling charge for each order.
The herbaceous plants include some of our iconic woodland spring ephemerals and come in the form of bare roots and corms just out of dormancy and are less fragile, so the plants are easy to handle and plant right away when the ground is still soft in early April.
The trees and shrubs are bare-root seedlings and should also be planted promptly to assure successful growth. If adding mulch when planting your trees and shrubs be sure not to place mulch around them any closer than 6 inches from the stem or trunk. This will help to prevent disease, insect infestation, and smothering of the roots.
Payment must be received by March 12th to complete order.
ORDER PICK-UP DATE/LOCATION: Friday, April 10th, 8:00am - 5:30pm
Summit SWCD Offices
1180 South Main Street, Suite 241, Akron, Ohio 44301
Remember that when you plant these natives you are helping thousands of species of pollinators and other wildlife, while restoring and sustaining your own ecosystem. You may call 330-926-2452 for more information on the plants or any other stormwater-related and environmental questions that you may have.
In Ohio, we have over 1000 native trees, shrubs, perennials, vines and grasses that are important to our pollinators, birds, insects, and all wildlife…including humans. They are part of an intricate, balanced web, that helps to filter and clean our drinking water, remove contaminants from the air we breathe, cool our planet, and feed the bees that pollinate most of our food crops. At the very core of this elaborate system, are our native plants.
Please support Ohio’s native plant initiative by incorporating native plants into your yards and gardens and encouraging your neighbors to plant natives also. You will be rewarded when the birds and butterflies light up your life by visiting your neighborhood. If you have questions about native plants, please call: 330-926-2452 or visit Ohio Native Plant Month