Plant & Seedling Give-Away

In honor of Arbor Day, on April 25th, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm, the Nevada County Resource Conservation District (NCRCD) and it's partners offered native plants and trees at our annual Plant & Seedling Give-Away.  We provide these plants to encourage our residents to use native and drought-tolerant plants on their property.  Many of these plants and trees are hardy, well suited to our particular climate, and attract pollinators as well.

Our generous and long-time partner, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), provided the following conifer seedlings - Ponderosa pine (pinus ponderosa), Sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana), Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), and Incense Cedar (Calocedrus decurrens). We are extremely grateful to SPI for their continued support and participation in this event!

The NCRCD offered the following plant seedlings:  Narrow Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis), Pacific Coast hybrid iris, and Creek Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera var. californica).

The plants we sow conserve energy and topsoil, clean the air, beautify our neighborhoods, provide homes for humans and wildlife, and help keep the atmosphere in balance.  Nevada County is defined by many things and one of the most obvious is our scenery.  Now, it may be hard to believe we could ever deplete our supply of plants and trees, but we have to conserve our natural resources in a healthy way.  Proper spacing between trees and bushes and effective watering techniques will help to keep your trees and plants healthy for generations.
To read about the history of Arbor Day, click on this link:
For more information regarding proper tree selection and landscaping tips visit the following sites: