Thursday, February 25, 2010

Arbor Week Tree Sale

The Winston County Natural Resources Council conducted another successful Arbor Week Tree Sale this year. Johnna Franks with the Alabama Forestry Commission heads up this effort by locating and ordering a good variety of trees and ornamental plants. This year's sale fell during a period of unseasonably cool weather, but buyers still came out. Some trees may still be available through Friday, February 26th, call 489-5014 for more information.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Article on White-nose syndrome in Birmingham News

The Birmingham News included an article today on White-nose syndrome which is devastating bat populations from New York to Tennesse. View the article on to learn more. All caves on Forest Service lands in Alabama, including Bankhead National Forest, are closed to recreational caving in efforts to stem the spread of this fungus.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

February Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 18th, at the U. S. Forest Service Office in Double Springs. We will briefly discuss the Natural Resources Field Day and the Arbor Week Tree Sale. After the meeting, we will head over to Lennith Hill's and Randy Moody's farm to plan the field day.

I hope that you will be able to attend this important meeting.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to update you on the results of our program for 2009. In the last year we collected a total of 702 bags or roadside trash. This equals 20,825 pounds! That's a lot of garbage. While it is evident to me as I travel throughout the county that there is still much work to be done I am proud of what has been accomplished so far. We are looking forward to even greater success in 2010.
Thank you...Crystal

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Annual Tree Sale in February

The WCNRC will hold their Annual Tree Sale during Arbor Week in Alabama, which is celebrated the last full week in February. The sale will begin on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 9:00 am, and continue the remainder of the week. The sale will be held at the Alabama Forestry Commission's new office site, which is located near the end of Coats Street in Double Springs, formerly known as the old TMA Sawmill site.

Fruit varieties available this year are: Arkansas Black and Gala apple trees, Blueberry, Muscadine and Thornless Blackberry.

Tree species available this year are: Leland Cypress, Crepe Myrtle, Ginkgo, Sawtooth Oak, Water Oak, Japanese Maple, Crab apple, Shumard Oak and Red Maple.

The Council will also have a limited amount of landscaping shrubs available this year, such as, Foster Holly, Nandina and Roses. Prices will vary again this year, so please call 205-489-5014 for more information.