2012-03-06


North Park’s Latodami Nature Center & North Area Environmental Council Partnering for Annual Seedling Sale

Contact:Meg Scanlon, Parks Department
724-935-2170 office

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced that North Park’s Latodami Nature Center is partnering with the North Area Environmental Council for its annual seedling sale.

The bulk ordering of seedling plants from regional nurseries allows lower prices to be offered to the public. More than a dozen species of native trees, shrubs and a wildflower are available for pre-order this year, including American Common Persimmon, American Elderberry, American Plum, Eastern Redcedar, Eastern White Pine, Northern Bayberry, Red Mulberry, Red Oak, Sugar Maple, Sweet Crabapple, Winterberry Holly, Blueberry, and Purple Coneflower. One-, two- and three-year-old seedlings are bundled and sold at three for $5 or eight for $10, except blueberry, which is two for $12, and purple coneflower, which is five for $5.

The pre-order deadline is March 16. Contact Park Naturalist Meg Scanlon at 724-935-2170 for order forms and additional information about the plants offered, including quantity discounts, by March 16.

Seedlings will be available for pick-up from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 14, at the Latodami Nature Center located at 575 Brown Road in Pine Twp.

The North Area Environmental Council is a non-profit, citizen’s conservation group in northern Allegheny County. Created in 1969, NAEC is involved in research, education and special projects regarding local environmental issues.

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