Tags:From the Environmental and Conservation Organization of Hendersonville:
Heritage Trees are still available for purchase in ECO’s Annual Heritage Tree sale. Available to WNC residents this year are heritage apple trees, chestnuts, peaches, blueberries and persimmons. Some varieties have already run out, so interested purchasers are reminded to buy early to insure you get the tree you want. Heritage trees, as a gift or as an addition to your yard, are a good way of connecting to WNC’s cultural history. Not only are heritage trees an ideal gift, they are a recession-proof sampling of a simpler time when people grew their own food and purchased fruit not because it shipped well, but because it tasted good. One fruit or nut tree can provide hundreds of dollars a year in family nutrition.
ECO offers gift certificates for its apple, peach and chestnut trees but suggests that purchasers buy them now. All trees come in limited quantities and tend to sell out quickly. Several varieties are no longer available. Heritage apple trees available this year include 10 varieties of dwarf and semi-dwarf apple trees for your backyard orchard! These 1-year grafts are 3-4’ tall, in 2-gallon containers and ready for planting and cost $25 per tree. For varieties and ordering, please see ECO’s website at www.eco-wnc.org or contact ECO at (828) 692-0385.
All trees are available for pickup at the Hendersonville Visitor’s Center on February 11th, but order now to insure your favorite tree is still available. The Heritage Tree Sale is a fundraiser for ECO. For more information about the sale, call the ECO office at 692-0385 or log on to www.eco-wnc.org.