Free Trees for your Restoration Site!

Forterra’s exciting new C3 program (Carbon Capturing Companies), spearheaded by Pearl Jam, is working to engage local businesses about their carbon footprint.  In addition, this is creating an amazing opportunity for community-lead tree planting for carbon sequestration.

ImageA bunch of great local companies from the Seattle Sounders and Seahawks to Cherry St. Coffee and Molly Moon’s Ice Cream have committed to reducing their carbon usage and sequestering carbon through tree planting. These efforts will be completed on urban parks in the communities where the businesses work and their customers live and play.

Submission period has been extended through September 10th!

Forterra is looking for homes for these companies’ carbon. This means free trees!  Native conifers will be available in the late fall to all who apply and agree to maintain and monitor the trees through their establishment. Application and more information available on the Forterra webpage.

For questions, email me: wbrinkley@forterra.org

Selected Stories of Seattle’s Lost and Marginal Plant Species

Upcoming lecture by Stewart Wechsler

Nearly one quarter of the vascular plants on Arthur Lee Jacobson’s checklist of  Seattle area natives, originally compiled in 1999, have not been seen here for decades. Spurred on by his interest in local native plants used by butterflies, botanist and ecological consultant, Stewart Wechsler, has made it his goal to learn the ecology and identification of the lost and marginally surviving plants in the greater Seattle area – with a special focus on those needed by local butterflies. Over the last fourteen years Stewart has built up considerable knowledge about these lost and declining plants. In his illustrated talk he will share the stories of some species that are rare or have been extirpated (lost) in Seattle. He will also share his thoughts on why they are now scarce or have disappeared and what it might take to enhance or re-establish  their populations.

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 7:30 PM

UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle

Public Invited. No Admission. Books. Refreshments.

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Pierce Conservation District 20th Annual Native Bare Root Plant Sale

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Accepting Pre-Orders now until January 21, 2011

To celebrate the Pierce Conservation District (PCD) Native Plant Sale’s 20th anniversary, we are holding a drawing for a beautiful hand crafted chair and end table made of native hardwoods by Neal Hart of Edgewood, WA.  All Pre-orders are automatically entered to win!

The PCD is featuring 30 species of plants native to Western Washington as well as plastic tree tubes and spray on repellent to protect the seedlings from deer, rodent and grass trimmer damage.  Species include 6-24 inch conifers such as western red cedar, douglas fir, Fort Lewis ponderosa pine, and noble fir, 10-12” deciduous trees such as pacific madrone and pacific dogwood, ground covers such as kinnikinnick and salal, and a number of favorite wildlife species such as; evergreen huckleberry, mock orange, red flowering currant, and many more.

Pre-orders will be taken until January 21st, 2011.  Plant materials will be available for pick up March 4 and 5, 2011 at the PCD office in Puyallup.  Prices range from $5 – $23 per bundle of five to ten plants.

If you would like to request an order form for our native plants, please call the Pierce PCD at (253) 845-9770 or email renes@piercecountycd.org. You may also download an order form from our web site, www.piercecountycd.org

19th Annual Native Bare-root Plant Sale in Pierce County

Pierce Conservation District accepting pre-orders now until January 31, 2010

Plan now for spring planting!  The Pierce Conservation District is taking orders for its 19thAnnual Native Tree and Plant Sale.  The purpose of this sale is to promote the use of native vegetation in landscaping.   Native plants need no additional, fertilizer, or pesticides, or water once established and they are an excellent way to invite birds into your yard.

The District is featuring 30 species of plants native to Western Washington as well as plastic tree tubes and spray on repellent to protect the seedlings from deer, rodent and grass trimmer damage.  Species include 6-24 inch conifers such as western red cedar, Douglas fir, Fort Lewis ponderosa pine, and noble fir, 10-12” deciduous trees such as Oregon white oak and pacific dogwood, ground covers such as kinnikinnick and salal, and a number of favorite wildlife species such as; evergreen huckleberry, mock orange, American cranberry, red flowering currant, and many more.

Pre-orders will be taken from now until January 31st, 2010.  Plant materials will be available for pick up February 19 and 20, 2010 at the District office in Puyallup.  Prices range from $4 – $21 per bundle of five to ten plants.

If you would like to request an order form for our native plants, please call the Pierce Conservation District at (253) 845-9770 x 106 or email renes[at]piercecountycd.org. You may also download an order form from our web site, www.piercecountycd.org.