Greensboro, NC - Here's a fun fact. The state tree is the Longleaf Pine and you can find more of them in the Triad, then anywhere else in the state. That's some of the interesting information you'll pick up Saturday morning at the Guilford Soil and Water Conservation's annual tree seedling sale.
Friday on the Good Morning Show, WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain talked with Elizabeth Williams and Millie Langley who both work for the organization.
Langley explained the types of seedlings on sale Saturday, February 16th. "We have Persimmon, Red Cedar, Flowering Dogwood, Northern Red Oak and Southern Red Oak seedlings for sale," said Langley. "All for one dollar each."
There are also Loblolly Pine and White Pine bundles of 25 for $6. And while you're there, pick up wildflower seeds starting at $5 and bird boxes starting at $15.
The annual tree seedling sale is the Guilford Soil & Water Conservation District's only fundraiser for the year. "The money funds our educational programs each year," said Elizabeth Williams. "We have a poster contest for the 3rd-6th grades, essay contest for 6th grade, speech contest for 7th and 8th grades and the digital poster contest for 9th grade." she explained.
The fundraiser also provides educational supplies for classroom presentations, teacher and citizen workshops, plus farm tours.
The Guilford Soil & Water Conservation District's annual plant sale is Saturday, February 16th. It's from 9:00am to 11:30am at the Agricultural Center barn located at 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro. For more information call 336-375-5876.