Early spring is the best time to replant. There are still many neighborhoods and home properties that still have damaged shrubbery from Hurricane Sandy. “Nassau County’s landscape still suffers from tree and plant loss caused by Hurricane Sandy and winter storms. This sale is a great cost effective solution to help beautiful areas throughout the County that had trees and shrubs destroyed,” said County Executive Mangano. “Nassau County’s replanting program will help restore the 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 2014 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 Nassau County program should go to – www.nassauswcd.org or call (516) 364-5860. Trees and shrubs are sold in bundles of 10 each. The plants are seedlings or transplants up to 24 inches in height.
Orders by March 12, 2014 and must be picked up on Friday, April 18, 8.a.m to 4 p.m. and April 19 between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in person at the Nassau County Soil & Water District offices. Those unable to pick up their Nassau County 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.