GALION -- The Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District has evergreens, hardwoods, and shrub seedlings available through their annual tree and plant sale. The district is taking orders until April 3, so get your order in as soon as possible for the best selection.

Reasons to plant trees:

Trees properly placed near buildings can reduce air conditioning cost up to 50 percent.

A city tree is about 10 times more effective at reducing carbon dioxide as a forest tree.

Provide winter windbreaks and living snow fences. Windbreaks can reduce fuel bills by as much as 30 percent.

Trees along streams reduce soil and chemical runoff from surrounding lawns and fields by as much as 60 percent.

An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment through photosynthesis.

For every ton of wood that grows, about 1.47 tons of carbon dioxide is absorbed and 1.07 tons of oxygen is produced.

The order forms can be obtained at the Crawford SWCD website at or at the office, 3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus Ohio. Please call the office at 419-562-8280 extension 3 for more information.

We do not deliver or mail trees. Make checks payable to Crawford SWCD, 3111 St Rt. 98, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820.

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