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Tree sale a great success!

May 13, 2013

Web Tree Sale 2

The Tree Sale on May 4 exceeded all our expectations!  Phil Stokes reports that we sold nearly everything that had leaves. Rosanne Simon and Phil had priced items at bargain levels to sell quickly and sales totaled over $1,380.  Our expenses were quite minimal–mostly for seedlings.

We had great volunteer support as well with about ten CATS members/trainees showing up at 7:30 AM to set up tables, arrange plants, and put up signs.  Most of them stayed to help when the sale began.TS-Sale-3

Generating the most sales were the native azaleas which Jay Gillenwater generously donated.  Special thanks too for Jay arranging for his crew to deliver the plants to the Ix Complex and then move them to the sale area before our volunteers arrived.  Tom Wild also transported a full truckload of CATS plants early on sale day.  Sue Stover did a wonderful job making signs.  Sharing cashier duties with Maud Henne was Sharon Schinstock.  Thanks go out to ALL our helpers and customers!

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Unfortunately not all of our pottings were successful. None of the redbud and white flowering dogwoods survived.

Requested items we didn’t have include fringe tree, dogwoods (pagoda dogwood in particular), and American hazelnut.   If you have any of these, or other desirable woodies to spare, Phil asks you to please pot them up for a future sale.

Photos by Maud Henne and Nancy Bishop

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  1. JoAnn Dalley permalink
    June 8, 2013 2:53 pm

    Horray for trees and the volunteers who made this sale happen!

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