The Union County Conservation District was formed on March 6, 1957 under ACT 217 "State Soil and Conservation Law" by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Conservation Districts are a legal subdivision of state government.
We are governed by a board of local citizen volunteers who are aware of the important environmental issues relating to Union County and are capable of making prudent decisions. In 1997, our board expanded from seven to nine members, which includes farm members, urban members and one county commissioner representative.
Regular Monthly Board Meeting Date:
Second Wednesday Evening at 7:00 p.m.
Orders are now being taken for tree seedlings. The 2014 tree seedling sale features seven varities to choose from: Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Pin Oak, Red Oak, Sugar Maple, Black Walnut and Forsythia.
Prices for the evergreens are $13.00 per bundle of 25. The deciduous seedlings are $10.00 for 10 seedlings.
Douglas Fir and Concolor Fir trees are often used as Christmas trees or as windbreaks. Concolor Fir is known for its distinct citrus aroma. Pin and Red Oak acorns are excellent sources of food for wildlife. Red Maples are excellent for shade and can produce sap that may be boiled down into maple syrup. Black Walnut trees grow extremely tall and produce high valuable lumber. Forsythia is generally considered a shurb and produce vibrant yellow flowers in the spring.
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