Conservation district taking bare root plant orders

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:10pm
  • Life

Through Jan. 31, Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting online orders for an assortment of Western Washington native species plants.

Native plants improve water quality, reduce soil and wind erosion, clean the air, reduce energy costs, attract and support local wildlife and beautify property.

In fact, native plants are such a keystone to resource conservation that the Washington State Association of Conservation Districts has developed its own plant material center for growing and distributing native species.

Each year, bare root plants from the center are harvested during the dormant season and sold through participating conservation districts.

To view the complete plant list and to order online, go to www.whidbeycd.org or call 360-678-4708.

Most plants are bare root and sold in bundles of five, while a few varieties are sold individually in small pots. The plants are one- to two-years old, 6- to 36-inches tall, and most are priced under $2.50 each.

Pick up for confirmed orders is on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Camp Casey.

On that same day, WICD will be partnering with Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship, who will be offering some unique native prairie forbes and ground cover species.

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