Click Here for the 2021 Tree and Seed Sale Order Form
As hard as it is to believe, it is time once again to be thinking about the 2021 spring planting season. If conifers, hardwood, fruit trees, 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. 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 root 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 several 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, and five 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 seed can be purchased at the same price you’d buy it at Merit’s store in Berlin, but producers save in shipping cost, which can be very expensive when dealing with a 50 pound bag of seed.
Lastly, we’d like to address the sale of Pheasants Forever Wildlife Seed, which includes Round-Up Ready Corn and Soybeans. Due to unforeseen circumstances, there is no shipping date or quantity grantee for the corn, or soybeans. We know this is disappointing, but we’ve decided to have wildlife stewards call the office to have their names and numbers put on a list to be called when quantity and delivery date are secured. We hope you’ll still look through the seed selection from Merit Seed to see what we can offer. Hopefully you’ll find something that sparks your interest, and encourages you to plant something new, and exciting.
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 IS 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 5th, 2021. Tentative pick up date for trees is Friday April 9th, 2021.
Absolute Last Day to Order Merit Wildlife Seed is Friday April 1st, 2021.
Pick-Up date for Wildlife Seed is Friday April 9th, 2021.
Seed and Tree Descriptions:
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. Diakon Radish cover crops captures 150-200 pounds of nitrogen per acre before winter killing. This 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 trees.
Eastern White Pine- 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.
Hardy Evergreen Azalea- 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.
White Flowering Dogwood- Grows 20 to 30 feet in height with a spread of 20 to 30 feet as well. Dense lustrous, green foliage, turning bright scarlet in the fall. Clusters of white flowers up to 5 inches in diameter bloom in May. Bright red berries in clusters in the fall are food for birds. Does best in rich, moist soil, but is known to grow well in average well drained soil. The white dogwood is considered to be the best ornamental of all trees. Native to the northeastern United States.
American Common 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.
Green Giant Arborvitae- Height 50 to 75 feet. Width 10 to 20 feet. A vigorous pyramidal grower. Dense, rich green foliage with a graceful fern-like texture. Use as a single specimen or easily maintained hedge or screen. This variety of arborvitae has shown resistance to deer damage/browsing.
Purple Cone Flower- 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!
White Oak- Grows 50 to 80 feet. Dense foliage is bluish-green, to reddish-brown in autumn. Grows best in a deep, loamy, well-drained soil. Tree from which the phrase ‘Mighty Oak’ was coined. Known for their broad, round head and massive, wide spreading branches. An excellent specimen tree needing plenty of room to mature properly. Also the most prolific lumber oak in the Northern Hemisphere. Advantages of white oak are that they are easily transplanted when young and they have a high resistance to ice breakage and oak wilt. Also, a good tolerance of highway salt. They are a long lived tree and require very little maintenance. Native to eastern to mid United States. Wetland species.
Paw Paw- Also known as the Poor Man’s Banana or Hoosier Banana. Indigenous to the United States. A deciduous, often narrow conical tree growing 12 to 25 feet in height and less broad. This pyramidal shaped tree has dense, dangling foliage giving the Paw Paw an interesting tropical appearance. The dark green leaves grow up to 12 inches in length. In March to May they produce maroon, upside down flowers that measure up to 2 inches across. The large edible fruit is produced, often in clusters from the blooms. The Paw Paw is an oblong shaped fruit, light green in color, weighing 5 to 16 ounces and is 3 to 6 inches in length. The fruit has a high amount of protein, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. The inside has a creamy, custard texture, varing in color from creamy-white to yellow-orange. Its taste is described as a cross between a mango and a banana. The 10-14, brownish to black seeds are arranged in two rows and shaped like lima beans, with a length of 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long. Harvest time mid August to mid October. Should produce fruit in 5 to 6 years. Grows best in full sun once established. Plant in deep, fertile soil that is well drained and slightly acidic. Deer and rabbit resistant. Wildlife food for foxes, raccoons and squirrels. Bees show no interest in Paw Paw flowers. Relatively disease free. Plant at least two trees for fruit production to ensure cross-pollination. Be the first to grow the largest edible native fruit in America
Redhaven Peach-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.
Loring Peach- A large, firm, yellow-fleshed freestone with attractive red color over a yellow ground color. Loring has been an important commercial peach variety for many years and is considered one of the best canning and freezing varieties. The trees are vigorous, productive and resistant to bacterial spot.
Golden Delicious (Yellow Apple) – A russet-resistant selection of the original Golden Delicious. One of the most widely planted apple cultivars worldwide. Fruit is firm, medium to large with the classic Golden Delicious flavor. The tree is spreading, productive and easy to manage. Fruit thinning is required to maintain annual bearing.
Royal Court (Red Apple) – Discovered as a limb sport of an original Cortland by Jacob Hartenhof of Waterville, Nova Scotia. Royal Court® is an improved strain coloring to a solid blush. This selection has been cropped by many growers in the Northeast and is considered the superior Cortland strain.
Harrow Crisp Pear- AC™ Harrow Crisp was developed by the Harrow Research Station in Ontario, Canada. This variety harvests with Bartlett and sizes slightly larger. Fruit has a very attractive finish with a red blush over smooth, yellow skin and the flavor is mildly sweet. The tree is hardy, productive and has proven resistance to fire blight.
Red Bartlett Pear- A red sport of the Bartlett variety with quality equal to its parent. Its red color and fine dessert qualities make it a top seller at fresh markets. Limbs on the tree will occasionally revert back to regular Bartlett and must be cut out periodically to maintain the red strain.