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Plant Give-Away

Due to the drought, this event has been post-poned until 2018.

Each year the Nevada County Resource Conservation District (NCRCD) and it's partners offer 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 parter, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), was not able to offer us the conifer seedlings they usually supply as they will be needed to re-forest their land due to past year's wildfires.  We are extremely grateful to SPI for their continued participation in this event and hopefully they will be able to provide seedlings to us again in the future.
 
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:  http://www.arborday.org/arborday/history.cfm
 
For more information regarding proper tree selection and landscaping tips visit the following sites:

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