Residents who want to grow trees that are adapted to the Texas Hill Country have a chance to choose from among 17 species available for pre-order now and pickup next week.
 
The Kerr County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering tree species such as cedar elm, Monterrey oak, Blanco crabapple, Arizona cypress, desert willow, Texas redbud and escarpment cherry, among others. The event is part of the conservation district's Annual Native Tree Sale Fundraiser.
 
The trees, most of which come in 5-gallon pots, are $35 each and will be available for pickup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at 2104 Memorial Boulevard. The deadline to pre-order is Thursday. To pre-order, mail order an form and check to SWCD.
 
To pre-order, click here to fill out a form on the conservation district's website.
 
The conservation district's mission is to be a steward of the county's soil and water by sponsoring local conservation activities and collaborating with state and federal agencies. The Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board works in conjunction with soil and water conservation districts throughout the state to encourage the wise and productive use of natural resources. 
 
Regular meetings are held at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of each month in the conference room at the district's headquarters, 2104 Memorial Boulevard, Suite 103, in Kerrville. The district is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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