We have a pine tree in our yard that amazes me every time I look at it. That's because I remember when my daughter brought it home from second grade and it was little more than a stick...I think her ruler was longer than this "tree". Now it's taller than everyone, including my VERY TALL son, and looks like the perfect Christmas tree. In fact, when it was more Christmas tree size (it's a little too tall for most homes now) I lived in fear each December that someone would sneak into our yard in the dead of the night and spirit it away to decorate their living room. Trees are like kids. One day they're teeny tiny and the next...WOW!
If you want some WOW in your backyard check out the annual seedling sale held by the Schuylkill Conservation District and Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation District. There's a bit of confusion but this is either the 40th or 41st Seedling Sale! Over the years over 350,000 seedlings have been sold with the profits benefiting efforts to beautify the county and conduct educational programs. You can order seedlings until April 6 and pick up day (at Sweet Arrow Lake county Park) is April 30 from 9:00 a.mm. until noon. You can learn more about the sale by contacting Porcupine Pat at 570-622-4124 ext. 113 and firstname.lastname@example.org or Denise Donmoyer at 570-345-8952 email@example.com
You can find the order form here. The seedlings come in bundles of five ($8.00) and bundles of 10 ($9.00). You can choose from
Five Bundles: red maple, red oak, tulip poplar, american cranberry, forsythia, winterberry, common lilac
Ten bundles: concolor fir, norway spruce, black hills spruce, austrian pine, american arborvitae