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Nassau sale to replace plants damaged by Sandy

Nassau County is planning a sale of native

Nassau County is planning a sale of native plants to help residents replace trees and shrubs damaged during superstorm Sandy, like this tree in Wantagh. (Oct. 30, 2012) Credit: Robert Cassidy

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District are planning a plant sale to help residents put in native trees and plants to replace those destroyed by superstorm Sandy.

“This program will help restore the voids left by fallen trees in our neighborhoods, parks and preserves, and will benefit our natural environment for many generations to come,” Mangano said.

Native plants, including oaks, maples and conifers, will be available in the spring to homeowners, groups helping to revitalize parks and preserves, and landscapers working in areas that have lost full-grown trees.

To purchase trees and plants through the program, download the order form from Make checks or money orders payable to “Nassau County SWCD” and mail them with the order form to 5 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho, NY 11753. Trees and shrubs are sold in bundles of 10 each and listed prices are per bundle.

Orders must be received by March 10, and picked up in person between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on April 19 and 20 at the conservation district offices. Those unable to pick up their orders on those days must make arrangements to have them picked up. The district will not hold the seedlings or be responsible for their condition.

There are no refunds for unclaimed seedlings. Quantities are limited and might be subject to substitution.


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