The last day for people to order tree seedlings from the Monmouth County 4-H Teen Council is Wednesday, April 11.
“The county’s Teen Council is comprised of high school youth who meet, plan and participate in activities that develop leadership skills, address community needs,” said Kaitlin Everett, Monmouth County 4-H Agent.
This fundraiser helps the community landscape and plant more trees at an affordable price.
The council is offering a variety of species to choose from: Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir and White Pines are the four varieties of evergreen seedlings available in bundles of 25 seedlings for $15. Deciduous seedlings available in bundles of 10 are Kousa Dogwood (tree), Silky Dogwood (shrub) and Redbud (bush). Deciduous seedling bundles are $10 per bundle.
Each bundle contains a single variety of seedlings 2 or 3 years old, about 6- to 24-inches tall. The seedlings will be available for pickup between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the .
The money raised through this effort supports the mission of the 4-H club.
“The teens use money raised from this sale to offset the cost of community service projects, the annual state teen leadership conference and other worthwhile teen activities,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Cooperative Extension Service.
The order form is available on the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service section of the county Web site at www.visitmonmouth.com. You can also call the county 4-H Office at 732-431-7263 for additional information about each variety.