Click here for the 2019 Tree Sale Order Form
As hard as it is to believe, it is time once again to be thinking about the 2019 spring planting season. If conifers, hardwood, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, and wildlife food plot seed is what you are looking for, then look no further, because Noble SWCD has what you need! Each year we seek out new varieties, and we think you’ll be pleased with this year’s assortment.
In years passed we sold tree seedlings in bundles of 10, 15, and 25. But, experience has shown us that what people really want isn’t larger quantities, but variety, quality and smaller amounts at reduced price rates. Noble SWCD is able to offer the community lower rates due to the large quantity we order, and we are able to offer people potted seedlings, which tend to be more successful than bare root seedlings. The potted seedlings are often taken home and repotted into larger containers and nursed through the summer, and then are planted in the spring of the following year, which tends to bring excellent results. We still offer White Pine, bare seedlings in 25 pack bundles, because some of our customers are looking to plant higher numbers of this species to establish wind break, or privacy fence, or even for thermal cover for wildlife.
Over the past couple of years we have partnered with Merit Seed, out of Berlin Ohio, to sell wildlife food plot mixes. This has been a very successful partnership, and we are continuing it again this year. On the order form we offer three pound bag sizes, but we can also order larger quantities, if desired. We encourage you to look at the Merit Seed website at www.meritseed.com to see what they have to offer. Through this sale we sell it at the same price Merit does, but producers save in shipping cost, which can be very expensive when dealing with a 50 pound bag of seed.
Lastly, we want to cover the sale of our reduced cost Sorghum, Round-up Ready Corn, and Soybeans. The Noble SWCD is very limited on the amount of seed we can order. We limit these items to 1 bag per person. This helps assure that everyone gets taken care of. However, this is a first come- first serve basis. So, if you want this seed and any of the trees we strongly encourage you to order early. Each year we get people that wait until the last minute to order, and then get upset when we are out of the limited quantity seed. DON’T LET THAT BE YOU!
Questions? Call 740-732-4318
Absolutely NO over the phone orders will be taken!
NO REFUNDS/NO RETURNS/NO GUARANTEES/ALL SALES FINAL
AVAILABILITY OF TREES AND SEED ARE LIMITED! THE SOONER YOU GET YOUR ORDER IN. THE BETTER CHANCES YOU HAVE OF GETTING WHAT YOU WANT.
Absolute Last Day to Order Trees is Friday March 8th, 2019. Tentative pick up date for trees is Friday April 12th, 2019. Absolute Last Day to Order Merit Wildlife Seed is Friday April 5th, 2019
Tentative pick up date for wildlife seed is Friday April 26th, 2019
2019 Tree and Food Plot Seed Descriptions
Montmorency Cherries- This tart cherry variety has long been recognized as the standard of the industry. Montmorency is planted throughout North America and is considered the best tart cherry for the processing market. The fruit is bright red and medium in size with a clear, juicy flesh. The trees are self-fertile, winter hardy and very productive.
Stanley Plums– A New York State Agricultural Experiment Station introduction and leading cultivar in the Great Lakes region. A fine prune-type plum with excellent quality suited for both home use and processing. Fruit is large in size with dark blue skin. Flesh is greenish-yellow, juicy and a good pollinizer for European varieties.
Contender Peaches- A high quality, freestone variety ripening in the Loring season. Fruit is very firm and large with excellent color. The trees are hardy and very productive.
Redhaven Peaches – This variety is considered by many as the standard for the Northeast peach industry. Tree is vigorous, very bud-hardy and productive. Fruit is medium-sized and colors to a brilliant red. One of the best commercial varieties. Ripens around August 1 in south-central Pennsylvania.
CrimsonCrisp- CrimsonCrisp is medium in size with a very attractive crimson red color over 95 percent of the surface. CrimsonCrisp has a very firm, crisp texture with a tart, complex flavor. The tree is very grower friendly with a spreading habit, fruiting throughout the tree on the two–and three–year-old branches. The fruit matures in mid-season and will keep in cold storage for six months. CrimsonCrisp is a registered trademark of Purdue Research Foundation.
GoldRush- Best known for its remarkable keeping qualities, GoldRush will keep in regular cold storage approximately 10 or 11 months. Fruit is crisp and tart off the tree and develops its sugars in storage. GoldRush resists oxidation when cut, making a nice, yellow sauce, and the fruit also bakes very well. Tree is non-vigorous, slightly upright with a semi-spur habit. Resistant to scab and mildew. Matures right after Fuji and is no recommended for northern growing districts.
Azalea: Pink Boudoir- Mature height and spread 3 to 4 feet. One year transplants should grow to a spread of 10 to 12 inches in two years. All varieties for northern gardens. All varieties have proven hardy from zone 5 to zone 8. Plant in good, well-drained soil, free of weeds and grass. Full sun is best for most flowers. Prune once yearly, immediately after blooming. Very good for brilliantly colorful low hedges, bank plantings and foundation plantings. Space 3 feet apart.
Purple Coneflower – A very robust perennial that is native to the midwestern and southeastern United States. This plant grows to a height of 24 to 36 inches tall with a spread of 12 to18 inches.The large, daisy-like flowers grow on sturdy stems ranging in height from 3 to 5 feet. The flower petals range in color from purple to lavender. The seed center is a large, orange-copper colored cone that is hard and prickly. Blooms all summer and into autumn. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Prefers well drained fertile soil, but is drought tolerant and adaptable to heat, poor soils and high humidity. Maintenance free. Great for cutting and drying. A butterfly favorite. Goldfinches and other birds love to feast on the seeds in winter. One of the most dependable flowers lending color to a garden, in the height of the summer. Stunning in mass plantings!
Arrowwood Viburnum- A vigorous grower to 15 feet. Spread 6 to15 feet. Flat clusters of creamy-white flowers, early June. Attractive bluish-black berries are very showy against the glossy red fall foliage color. Native to northeastern United States. An excellent plant for a background screen, space 6 feet apart. Birds relish the fruits and seeds, making this excellent wildlife habitat. A good wetland plant.
American Witch-hazel- Height to 30 feet; spread to 15 feet. Very attractive small tree with fragrant bright yellow, ribbon like flowers in fall and winter. Fall foliage is also bright yellow. Good for naturalizing in sun or shade. Native to eastern to mid-western United States. The extract witch-hazel is distilled from the bark of young stems and roots.
Common American Persimmon- A native tree 25 to 40 feet in height and 20 to 35 feet in width. Common Persimmon is slender with an oval-rounded crown, often very symmetrical. The white, fragrant flowers are very sweet and a favorite of honeybees. An edible persimmon ripens with a deep orange color after several frosts. More than one tree is needed for pollination to produce fruit. Persimmon tends to sucker into groves or colonies, producing food for wildlife. The hard, heavy, close-grained wood is used for golf club heads, billiard cues, and flooring.
Roseberry Rhododendron- Height 8 to 12 feet and spread 6 to 8 feet. Reddish in bud, turning to pink flowers, late June after other hybrid varieties are finished blooming. Large dark green leaves are evergreen. This is a hybridized, superior form of the wild Rhododendron Maximum. A cross between Roseum Elegans and Maximum, thus giving it better flowers and a much more compact growth habit. Excellent evergreen for use as tall, flowering screen. THIS IS ONE OF THE ONLY RHODODENDRONS THAT WILL BLOOM IN COMPLETE SHADE. However, it can also do well in full or half day sun.
White Spruce- Grows to 50 feet. Stiff needles are light bluish-green, usually less than 1 inch in length. This spruce thrives in well drained or moist soil. This tree is unique because it can endure heat and drought better than others. Extremely hardy and will live where many other varieties could not survive, from sea level to 6000 feet. Excellent in container year around.
Nishiki Hakurs Dappled Willow- Height and spread reach 3 to 5 feet. This is a beautiful new addition to the list of outstanding shrubs. Its main attraction is the tri-color leaves of white, green and pink. We advise periodic trimming to maintain leaf variegation. Tolerates wet conditions. Leaf color stays better in full sun.
Spirea-Lemon Princess– Height 1 1/2 to 2 feet. Bright, lemon yellow foliage spring through fall. Pink blooms, summer. Compact mounded growth habit. A bright summer accent in any garden.
Boxwood Green Velvet- Height 3 feet; spread 3 feet. Slow growing rounded, full bodied evergreen shrub. Small leaves dark green in color, turning orange-bronze-green in winter. Requires very light pruning. Prefers well drained soil and cool moist conditions. Can tolerate light to moderate shade. Excellent when used as hedge plant, foundation plantings, edging, and formal gardens.
American Chestnut Hybrid- A fast growing hybrid reaching a height of 80 to 100 feet. Best planted in full sun in well-drained soil. Although both male and female flowers can be produced on the same tree, they need another American Chestnut for good pollination and nut production. Therefore, you should plant a minimum of two trees. This hybrid should start producing rich, flavorful, edible nuts in about 13 to 15 years. These trees are not guaranteed to be blight resistant nor pure Castanea dentata.
Red Maple- Also known as Scarlet or Swamp Maple. Growth 40 to 60 feet. Highly prized because of its bright red flowers in early spring before leaves appear. Medium to dark green leaves turn yellow to brilliant red in fall. An excellent wetland species. Can tolerate wet, swampy soil conditions. Native to eastern United States.
Sawtooth ‘Gobbler’ Oak- A large, round-headed tree growing 40 to 60 feet. Leaves are similar to chestnut leaves, 4 to 8 inches long, with pointed teeth. Gobbler acorns are smaller than regular Sawtooth strains, but produce twice as many nuts. Acorns are an excellent food for wildlife. Winter hardy from northern Florida to -10°F. Space 20 feet apart for best acorn production. Keep site clear of competing vegetation. Disease and insect resistant.
Eastern White Pine (bare root) – Fast growing 90 to100 feet. Spread 25 to 40 feet. A five needled pine, with soft, light green-blue needles, 4 inches long. Can tolerate dry, rocky soil. Grows in normal moisture conditions but can tolerate wet, swampy areas. Excellent ornamental tree for specimens, naturalizing, windbreak or dense screen. Can be easily restrained to manageable height by pruning. For screen or Christmas trees, shear when new growth appears. It is easily controlled, and is good for small properties as well as field plantings. Also widely used for Christmas trees and timber.
Alberta Dwarf Spruce – A dwarf pyramidal evergreen. Densely set light green needles are 1/4 to 1/2 inch long. Very tight, compact growth habit. Slow growing, about 2 to 4 inches per year, to a mature height of 6 to 8 feet. Spread 4 to 5 feet. Good for rock gardens, bonsai, small areas, or planter boxes. A good specimen tree.
Pin Oak – Native tree with fast growth to 75 feet in good soil. Fine textured leaves are deeply cut and assume a russet, brown or red autumn color. Leaves hang on longer than any other hardwood in the winter. The upper branches are upright, the middle branches are horizontal and the lower branches are pendulous, giving this tree a beautiful and graceful pyramidal outline. Acorns are good wildlife food. Makes an excellent specimen as a lawn tree. Pin oaks are particularly good trees to use for lining both sides of a drive or street, as they hold their leaves almost until spring, the branches and foliage create a natural canopy. Also good as a windbreak almost year around. Will tolerate wet soil but prefers moist rich, acidic, well-drained soil.
12 Point Buck Food Plot Seed Mix – Is a premium blend of high end clovers, alfalfa and chicory. The blend consist of Merit Platinum Ladino Clover, Jumbo Ladino Clover, Alsike Clover, Cyclone Red Clover, Alfalfa, and Oasis Chicory. Should be planted in well drained loam to clay loam soils and a good firm seed bed with a pH of 6 or higher. Recommended seeding rate is 18-20 lbs. /acre, frost seeding rate is 9-10 lbs. /acre. Planting dates are spring, fall, or frost seeding, at a depth of ¼ to ½”. This is an excellent source of high protein forage with good mineral content and good digestibility.
Platinum Ultra Food Plot Seed Mix – Is an excellent blend of white clover, wetland and multileaf all soil grazing alfalfa supplemented with Durana Clover and drought resistant forage chicory. Seed blend consist of Merit Platinum Ladino Clover, Durana White Clover, Wetland Alfalfa, 5225 All Soils Alfalfa and Oasis Chicory. It has fast regrowth and withstands heavy late season grazing. Has a very good cold weather and drought tolerance that adapts well to shale or reclaimed soil. Should be planted on well drained loam, clay loam soils and a good firm seed bed with a pH of 6 or higher. Seeding rates and times are the same as 12 Point Buck.
Hillcrest Trail Food Plot Seed Mix – Is a mixture of Tetraploid Ryegrass, Duo Festulolium, Red Clover, Alsike Clover, and Chicory. This is a quick establishing mix with good wildlife food value that is ideal for heavy traffic trails, logging yards, and gas lines. This is an outstanding mix for erosion control also. Widely adapted to all soils that are well drained. Ideal for early to mid-late summer planting in a firm seed bed with a pH of 5.2 or higher. Seed at 40-45 lbs./acre in the spring, summer and fall ¼ to ½” deep.
Deer Max Food Plot Seed Mix – Is an annual premium Brassicas blend of turnips, kale, and rape that are very high in soluble protein and carbohydrates. This is an excellent late season food plot. The colder it gets, the better it gets. Mix includes Kale, Hybrid Pasja, Forage Rape, Grazing Turnip, and Purple Top Turnip. Grows in a widely adapted soil type with a firm seed bed that has a pH of 5.2 or higher. Seed at a rate of 8-10 lbs. per acre between May and October at a seeding depth of ¼-1/2” deep.
Daikon Tillage Radish – Also known as the Groundhog Radish. This brand produces more root mass than oil seed radish. This large root will pull nitrogen and nutrients deep from within the soil and bring them to the surface. Daikon Radish cover crops captures 150-200 pounds of nitrogen per acre before winter killing. This available nitrogen will then become available to the next crop. The decomposing roots leave large voids in the soil to improve water infiltration and soil aeriation. This plant not only improves your soils, it will suck those monster bucks on to your property in the late season. It will grow in a wide variety of well-drained soil types. Plant at a rate of 10-12 lbs. per acre a ¼” to ½” deep between May and August.
Buck Forage Oats – Is a winter hearty oat that is a fall and winter food source for deer and other wildlife. They are extremely winter hardy, drought resistant oat designed to provide more tender growth for a longer interval of time. Is also excellent product that has dual uses both as a cover crop and as a fall forage. It grows in widely adapted, fertile soil at a seeding rate of 100-125 lbs. per acre at a planting depth of ½”-1” deep in the spring and fall.
Large Lad Eagle Brand Soybeans – are becoming the most popular soybeans to plant for wildlife food plots. Large Lad plants can reach up to 84” that will provide excellent forage and cover for deer and turkeys. They are easy to grow, with resistance to many foliar diseases, root rots,, stem canker and races of nematodes, they are widely adapted to numerous soil types, and will with stand harsher growing conditions than regular soybeans. Drill beans at a rate of 50-80 lbs. per acre during April thru June at a seeding depth of ¾”-1” deep and a soil pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Broadcast at a rate of 75 lbs. per acre. These are Roundup Ready. A Monsanto Agreement form will have to be signed by purchaser.
Two Year Fertilizer Tablets- 25/package – This fertilizing tablet is designed to root feed evergreen and hardwood seedlings and fruit trees for up to 2 years. Just drop tablet into the hole near the root zone at planting time. Releases slowly for 2 years. Tablets should not touch root system of tree.
1 Bag of Round-Up Ready Soybeans- – There is a limit of one bag per person due to limited supply. One bag will plant 1 acre if planted through a grain drill. This is on a first come-first serve until supplies are gone.
1 Bag of Grain Sorghum- – There is a limit of one bag per person due to limited supply. One bag will plant 7-8 Acres if planted through grain drill. This is on a first come-first serve until supplies are gone.
1 Bag of Round-Up Ready Corn- – There is a limit of one bag per person due to limited supply. One bag will plant 2.5-3 Acres if planted through corn planter. This is on a first come-first serve until supplies are gone.