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ECO heritage trees selling fast

ECO's Heritage Tree program is winding down as trees are being sold out.

ECO still has some heritage apple trees, chestnuts, native azaleas, blueberries and persimmons available. One fruit or nut tree can provide hundreds of dollars a year in family nutrition.

All trees come in limited quantities and tend to sell out quickly. (ECO has already sold out on some varieties.) Heritage and disease resistant apple trees available this year include 15 varieties of dwarf and semi-dwarf apple trees for your backyard orchard. These 1-year grafts are 3-4 feet tall in 2-gallon containers and ready for planting and cost $25 each. For varieties and ordering, please see ECO's website at or contact ECO at (828) 692-0385.

All trees are available for pickup at the Hendersonville Visitor's Center on Feb. 9, but order now to insure your favorite tree is still available. The Heritage Tree Sale is a fundraiser for ECO. For more information about the sale, call the ECO office at 692-0385 or log on to