Richland Soil and Water


The Clear Fork FFA Alumni, in partnership with the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD), announce the 2019 tree seedling sale. Information also at

Sale Locations

  • Richland County Fairgrounds Nature Park: Friday, April 5, from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Saturday April 6, from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon, or until all seedlings are sold
  • Clear Fork High School back parking lot: Friday, April 5 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Planktown Market lot near Shiloh: Friday, April 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Note:  Please call by March 15 for orders larger than 30 bundles: 419-886-2601 (Clear Fork High School) or Jim at 419-564-3881. All other sales are first come, first serve. All sales are final with no gaurantee of survival. If you wish to purchase all left-over seedlings, call Jim at 419-564-3881. Cash or checks only.

Note: All sales are final with no guarantee of survival


Species Available for Purchase

COST: $10.00 per Bundle of 8


  • Norway spruce 8-12”
  • White pine 6-14”
  • Douglas Fir 6-10”
  • Arborvitae 8-14”
  • Balsam Fir 8-12"

Large Trees

  • White oak 12-18”
  • Sugar maple 6-12”
  • Persimmon 12-18”
  • Tulip Poplar 12-18”
  • Red Oak 12-18”
  • Black Walnut 12-18”
  • Scarlet Oak 12”-18”
  • Black Cherry 6-12"
  • Dawn Redwood 18"

Broadleaf Shrubs

  • Flowering Dogwood 6-12”
  • Red Mulberry 12-18”
  • Ohio Buckeye 6-12”

Tree Nut pack

Hazelnut, Butternut, Black Walnut

Bluebird Houses: $10.00


Spruce (Ten years from planting these trees will be approximately 6-8 feet tall)

Norway Spruce (Picea abies):
One of the faster growing spruce. Extremely attractive, pyramidal evergreen with strong, distinctive sweeping branches all the way to the ground. Shiny green, 1/2-1" long flat needles. Grows on most sites except where soil is sour or water soaked. Height: 80-100'.

Pine (Ten years from planting these trees will be approximately 8-10 feet tall).

White Pine (Pinus strobus):
A shade tolerant native tree, does best in full sunlight. Fast growing, grows well in a wide range of soil types. Soft light, green needles in clusters of five. Height: 80'.
Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea):
Short, flat, bright green needles. Prefers moist, acidic soil. Slow growth rate. Mature height:  70'. Mature Spread: 20'.
Douglas Fir(Pseudotsuga men-ziesii):
Bluish-green needles with a pyramid shape. Medium growth in various soils. Grows 40' to 70' tall. 23' to20' spread.

Other Evergreens

Arborvitae American Arborvitaes (Thuja occidentalis):
Pyramidal in habit. Leaves are frond-like on flat branches varying from dark green to light green during the growing season. Grows best in loamy, moist soil. May be planted as an ornamental, hedge or windbreak. It is also a good source for wildlife food, shelter from enemies and elements and nesting cover.

Large Trees

White Oak (Quercus alba):
Grows well in all but very wet soils, in all open exposures. Large spreading tree, dark gray, brownish bark. Blooms in May, Fruit in autumn. All oaks provide excellent wildlife benefits. Height: 60-80'. Height in 10 years 8-10’.
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum):
Plant in well-drained soils. Maple is extensively planted for timber, as a shade tree, and for maple syrup. Large shade tree has dark green foliage turning to yellow to orange to fiery red in the fall. Height: 100'. Height in ten years 14-16’ tall.
Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana):
Tough and adaptable grows rapidly, and its deep tap root gives it good drought resistance. Seedlings planted in good soil and a sunny location can begin fruiting in about 6-8 years. In addition to its fruit-bearing potential, the American Persimmon can make an attractive mid-size yard tree. Height: 30-70’.
Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera):
Found throughout all of Ohio, the Tulip Tree is named for the appearance of its showy flowers and the silhouette of its large leaves, both of which resemble tulips. It frequents moist woodlands and edges of fields, especially on downslopes where water drains. Quickly reaches a height of 80‘.
Red Oak
Bristle-tipped leaves turn red in the fall. The leaves have 7 to 11 waxy lobes. A good street tree, tolerates pollution and compacted soil. Grows to 60' to 75', 45' spread.
Black Walnut
for timber, nuts, and agroforestry
Scarlet Oak
Fast-growing and tolerates a wide range of soils. Leaves are glossy deep green on top, paler green below, and scarlet in fall. Crown is open and rounded, providing light shade. Grows to 60' to 80', 40'-50' spread.
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina):
Moderate to fast growing; prefers moist, well-drained soils. Produces showy white flowers in spring and has dark-green glossy leaves. Grows 20" to 30".
Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides):
          Fast-growing and tolerates a wide range of soils. Conical shape. Green needles of spring and summer give way to orange in autumn before falling to the ground. Can range from 60' to over 100' tall, with a spread            of around 25' at maturity

Broadleaf Shrubs

Flowering White Dogwood (Cornus florida):
Grows 15-30’ tall. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, organically rich, acidic soils in part shade. Enjoy the attractive blooms in the spring and the shades of red leaves in the fall.
Red Mulberry (Morus ruba):
Grows 30-60’ tall. Can grown in full sun to light shade, moist conditions and different kinds of soil. A wide rain of soil pH is tolerated. Trees can bear fruit is as little as 10 years and live up to 125 years.
Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra):
Found primarily as an understory tree in the estern half of Ohio, where the soils are more alkaline in pH. A native of the Midwestern and Great Plains states, trees found in the open may reach 60’ tall by 30’ wide, but as a native understory, it is often half hat size. As a member of the Horsechestnut Family, it is related to other Horsechestnuts and Buckeyes.