On March 10, Columbia County Small Woodlands Association will hold its 20th annual tree sale. The sale begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Lawrence Oil (Pacific Pride) parking lot in St. Helens on Hwy 30. The Address is 845 N Columbia River Highway. Twenty-two different species of deciduous and conifer trees will be available for purchase. Prices range from $1.50 to $6. As always buyers are advised to come early for best selection.
The selections for this sale are mostly bare root with ornamental trees being selected for colorful fall foliage, flowers and or fragrance. Species include the following: mock orange, giant sequoia, red flowering currant, cork bark fir, pacific ninebark, red flame maple, golden chain tree, purple lilac, mountain ash, elite douglas fir, Japanese snowbell, noble fir, sun valley red maple, Japanese clethra, red twig dogwood, western hemlock, pacific dogwood, western red cedar, tulip tree, incense cedar, oyama magnolia, and dawn redwood. Many of the species are small and desirable for small properties.
Columbia County Small Woodlands Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to responsible forest stewardship and clean water. Over the past 19 years, the association has provided well over a million seedlings to members and the public--most of which have been planted within the county. The organization has a number of activities throughout the year such as a summer tree farm tour, dinner meetings, guest speakers, panels, and clinics on forestry issues. For additional information on the sale contact Rod Nastrom at (503) 397-5997.