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Got fruit? ECO's heritage tree sale ends Wednesday

Looking for a great way to produce fruits and nuts in the yard or garden?

ECO's annual heritage tree sale is winding down as trees are being sold out. You can still purchase heritage apple trees, chestnuts, figs, serviceberries, plums, blueberries, persimmons and paw paws until noon Wednesday, Jan. 29.

All trees come in limited quantities and tend to sell out quickly. ECO has already sold out of some varieties. Heritage and disease-resistant apple trees available this year include 16 varieties of semi-dwarf apple trees for a backyard orchard. They are 1-year grafts 3-4 feet tall in 1-gallon containers and ready for planting. Cost is $25 per tree.

All trees will be available for pickup in the conference room of Biz611 on Feb. 8.

For more information about the sale, call the ECO office at 692-0385 or log-on to

Learn about fruit trees

Interested in learning more about growing your own fruits and nuts? Debbie Lienhart of Useful Plants Nursery will speak during ECO's first Sustainable Living Workshop for 2014 on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 8pm at Biz611, 611 N. Church St. Lienhart will talk about growing fruit and nut trees in home gardens, including locating, selecting, planting, and maintaining productive trees and shrubs at home, transitioning from ornamentals to edibles, and growing more food in small spaces. Registration is required by calling (828) 692-0385. Admission is $15.