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Master Gardeners to conduct fruit tree fundraiser

Jan. 23, 2013 @ 11:10 PM

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- There's still time to order fruit trees as part of the Putnam County Master Gardeners Fruit Tree Fundraiser.

The event will continue through late January. The public can place orders for trees from Adams County Nursery, Inc. in Pennsylvania with a bulk order placed by the local Master Gardener program.

Depending on the total number of trees that the group orders, the typical savings per tree (when ordering 100 trees or more) is $18 a tree for apple and pear varieties and approximately $17 per tree for peach, plum and cherry trees. Last year the group ordered 150 trees at an average cost of $12-15 per tree.

Orders and payments must be received by Jan. 28. Price breaks, premium charges, disease resistant varieties, rootstocks and pollination considerations are located at the company's website, www.acnursery.com/acn_trees.php.

A limited number of catalogues are available at the WVU Putnam County Extension Office.

A $20 donation to the Putnam County Master Gardeners will be collected for each individual order. To place an order or for further questions, call the Putnam County Extension Office at 304-586-0217.