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Mangano Announces 2013 Conservation Tree And Shrub Seedling Program

Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District to Help Residents Replace Trees Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District announced today a plant sale to help residents install proper trees and plants in order to replace those destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
“During Hurricane Sandy, thousands of trees in Nassau County were lost due to high winds and the storm surge, and many areas throughout the County must be replanted,” said County Executive Mangano. “Nassau’s replanting program will help restore the barren landscape in many neighborhoods, parks, and preserves and will benefit our natural environment for many generations to come.”

Native plants, including oaks, maples and conifers, will be available through the Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District in the spring of 2013 to homeowners seeking to replace trees and shrubs on their property, groups helping to revitalize parks and preserves, and landscapers working in areas that have lost full-grown trees.

Those interested in purchasing trees and plants through this program should download the order form from the Districts website, www.nassauswcd.org. Make checks or money orders payable to “Nassau County SWCD” and mail to the Nassau County Soil & Water District at 5 Old Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753, along with the attached order form. Trees and shrubs are sold in bundles of 10 each and listed prices are for one bundle. The plants are seedlings or transplants up to 24 inches in height.

Orders must be received by March 10, 2013 and must be picked up on Friday, April 19, 2013 Saturday, April 20, 2013 between 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in person at the Nassau County Soil & Water District offices. Those unable to pick up their order on the specified days must make arrangements to have them picked up, as the Conservation District does not have the capability to keep orders past the pick-up date. The Conservation District is not responsible for seedlings after acceptance of orders or for seedlings that are not picked up, and there are no refunds for unclaimed orders. Quantities are limited and may be subject to substitution.