The Upper Merion Shade Tree and Beautification Commission and UM Tree Tenders will once again offer bare root trees for sale for spring planting. When trees live among us, they give us so many wonderful benefits including clean air and water, energy savings, increased home values, and more.
These two groups will apply for grant funding from the TreeVitalize program, run by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, coordinated through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The grant funding subsidizes the cost of trees so that residents will only need to provide a co-pay of $85 per tree. The trees will be of substantial sapling size (12-15 feet high and 1.5-2 inches in trunk diameter) and worth roughly $150 wholesale. They will be “bare root,” which makes them lightweight and very easy to handle. Planting and care instructions will be included.
Residents must place their orders by Friday, February 22, 2019. The trees will be delivered to Nor-View Farm, 670 N. Henderson Road, to be picked up on Saturday, April 27, 2019.