Ag Notes Week of 2/15/2021

Staff Writer

Seedling tree & shrub sale
Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting orders for its annual Seedling Tree and Shrub Sale.
Evergreen varieties are sold in packets of 10 and include Colorado Blue Spruce and Norway Spruce.
The district is also offering the fast-growing Green Rocket Cedar, sold individually. These cedars will grow up to 3 feet per year, are deer resistant, have a strong root system, and have demonstrated no major insect problems. They make a great windbreak or privacy screen.
Shellbark Hickory, Bald Cypress, Arborvitae, Black Gum, Tulip Poplar, Sycamore, Bur Oak, Skyrise, Red Oak, and Red Maple are available.
Back for a third year are the Wildlife Tree Pack, the Pollinator Tree Pack and a Nut Tree Pack, which includes five different types of native trees to produce the perfect native habitat.
Prices range from $12-$35. For more info or to obtain an order form, call the Ottawa SWCD office at 419-898-1595. Order forms are also available on the district’s Facebook page or its website at
The deadline for ordering is April 1. Early ordering is encouraged, as supplies are limited. Money raised from the program supports district education programs throughout the year.

Gypsy moth program offered
The Ohio Department of Agriculture is hosting a series of virtual public informational meetings regarding upcoming gypsy moth treatments.
Gypsy moth caterpillars feed on leaves, weakening trees and shrubs and potentially killing them. The treatments are not harmful to humans, animals, honey bees, or plants.
General and region-specific information will be discussed at each meeting. Any member of the public is welcome to attend any meeting:
-Feb.16, -Auglaize, Hancock, Wood counties
Links to the virtual open houses along with detailed information about the gypsy moth program can be found at All meetings start at 6 p.m.
If you are unable to attend an open house but would like to make a public comment, you can e-mail or submit by mail to: Division of Plant Health – Gypsy Moth Program
8995 East Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
The official public comment period is open until Feb. 28.


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