Forest County 4-H tree, bulb sale underway

From staff reports

The Forest County 4-H office will hold its annual tree sale in addition to perennial bulbs and small fruit varieties as a fundraiser in support of the 4-H youth development program.

This year’s sale offers the following selections:

Fruit trees — four varieties of apples, two varieties of peaches and two varieties of pears

Small fruits — red and black raspberries, blackberries, blueberry sets and everbearing strawberries.

Coniferous tree seedlings — sold in sets of 10 (2-year-old seedlings range in size from four to 10 inches). Conifer species include white pine, blue spruce, Norway spruce, white spruce and Douglas fir.

Deciduous trees and shrub seedlings sold in sets of 10 (seedlings range in size from six to 24 inches). Deciduous species include tulip polar, black cherry, white oak, red oak and black walnut.

Perennial and annual bulbs and plants (spring planting and summer blooming). Varieties include four o’clock, blazing stars, jaguar flowers, variegated hosta, allium mix and bleeding hearts.

Order forms and variety description sheets are available from the Forest County Extension Office at 530 Elm St. in Tionesta.

People can also call or email (814) 755-3544 or if they would like an order form.

The deadline for all fruit tree orders is March 3 as the trees are pre-ordered in a limited number and sell quickly. The remaining items may be ordered until March 10.

Pick-up for the items will be one day only from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 14, at the Forest County 4-H Center, off Route 36, five miles south of Tionesta.