Tree and Wildlife Seed Sale
Click here to print the Wildlife seed and Tree Sale Order Form 2023
As hard as it is to believe, it is time once again to be thinking about the 2023 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.
Noble SWCD is able to offer the community lower rates due to the large quantity we order. This year we are offering all bare root seedlings from Alpha Nurseries, Inc. and Adams County Nursery. Bare root seedlings are taken home and planted in the ground right away and tended to through the summer.
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.
On this year’s order form you’ll notice a couple of new things. First of all, we will not be selling Round-Up Ready Corn and Soybeans this year. We understand that this is disappointing for some of our wildlife stewards, but we hope that you’ll find some of our other seed options compatible with your management plans. Secondly, we have included the sales tax into the price of the trees, so the price you see is the final price. Hopefully that will make figuring your final cost much easier. The absolute last day we can accept orders will be Friday March 10th, 2023. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 740-732-4318. The tentative pick up date will be April 14th, 2023.
2023 Tree and Wildlife Seed Descriptions
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.
Norway Spruce- Fast growth to 75 to 80 feet in height. Spread 35 to 40 feet. Densely set light green needles never get longer than 1 inch. Thrives well in average soil conditions but prefers moisture in the soil to maintain its deep green color. Highly valued ornamental and timber tree. One of the best conifers for shelters and windbreaks. Branches droop gracefully as the tree matures, making this a very attractive ornamental.
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.
Red Oak- Fast growth 60 to 70 feet with equal spread. Its dense, lustrous green foliage turns a deep red in the fall. Grows best in sandy to rich loamy soil in full sun. The fastest growing of all oaks. One of the most popular ornamental oaks. It transplants easily, withstands city conditions, is clean in habit and makes one of the best street or avenue trees we have. Red oak is tolerant of urban conditions such as salt, ozone and sulphur dioxide. Native to eastern to mid United States. Very valuable as a timber tree.
Sugar Maple- Often called Rock Maple or Hard Maple. Height 60 to 75 feet. Spread 45 to 50 feet. Mature trees provide sugar products from sap in the spring. Brilliant yellow, burnt orange and limited red tones in autumn. A good timber tree. Does not do well in wet areas or in small compact restricted growing areas. Native to northeastern United States.
Black Walnut– Grows to 100 feet with a broad, open crown of almost equal spread. Foliage consists of compound leaves 12 – 24 inches long and leaflets 2 – 5 inches long. Grows best in deep, rich, moist soils. Produces large, rich flavorful nuts. A highly valued hardwood.
American Common Persimmon- A Native tree 25 – 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, close-grained wood is used for golf heads, billiard cues, and flooring.
Bell (Pear)- This exciting new release from the USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, WV is named after the long time pear breeder, Richard Bell. The fruit has ranked the highest in flavor intensity, flavor balance and juiciness among other pear in its season during year of extensive evaluation. The tree is vigorous and exhibits excellent 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 of the tree will occasionally revert back to regular bartlett and must be cut out periodically to maintain the red strain.
Freedom (Apple)- A large multipurpose apple good for eating, sauce and juice. The fruit color is red striping over yellow background, and the flesh is cream-colored and medium-firm. Freedom blooms three days after McIntosh and ripens with Red Delicious. The Tree is vigorous and moderately resistant to mildew and fire blight.
Sansa (Apple)- Sansa was developed in Japan, a product of Gala x Akane cross. It picks one week before Gala and resembles Gala in both fruit color and firmness. Sansa has excellent fresh eating qualities and keeps well. This is very tolerant to heat and has, in turn, performed well in warmer districts. The tree is non-vigorous, and the structure can be somewhat challenging.
Blueray (Blueberry)- Is an early-midseason blueberry variety that ripens a few days before Bluecrop. The large, dark-blue berries, with sweet, high-quality flavor, make Blueray an excellent choice for the home gardner. The bush is vigorous, productive, and winter-hardy. It grows to a height of 4 – 6 feet.
Prelude (Red Raspberry)- Very winter hardy and vigorous, Prelude berries are round-conic, have cohesive drupelets, and very good flavor. An excellent choice when early fruit and quality are required. a soil pH of 6.5-6.8 is recommended for raspberry plants. This summer bearing raspberry plant bears fruit 1 year after planting.
Butterfly bush- Orange eye butterfly bush is a non-native, deciduous to semi- evergreen shrub that grows 6-16 feet tall and 4-15 feet wide. the leaves are egg-to lance-shaped, up to 10 inches long, green above and greyish, soft-wooly below, growing oppositely on long, arching stems that are green when young and have peeling , grey-brown bark when older. Tiny, tubular, four-petaled flowers are arranged in large, cone shaped clusters 3-10 inches long that bloom from late spring to first frost in fall. Flowers are generally purplish with a yellow to orange throat, though horticultural varieties range from white or yellow to pink and deep purple.
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.