Geauga SWCD Annual Tree and Fish Sales
Every spring, the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District holds its Tree and Fish sale. The District additionally holds a fall Fish Sale also. The proceeds from these sales benefit our environmental education programs which are offered to all residents of Geauga County.
Stay tuned for information on the 2015 Spring Tree Sale!
The annual Tree Sale is held in the Spring (usually in April)and offers a wide variety of tree seedlings, ground covers, bird nesting boxes and feeders. We offer these items at a lower cost than most commercial nurseries and greenhouses. See the order form above for more information and tree descriptions.
We additionally offer the below listed items for sale year round in addition to during the tree sale. Please contact the office if you are interested.
|Bat box (Small)||$18.00 each|
|Bluebird box (Standard)||$15.00 each|
|Bluebird box (Peterson)||$18.00 each|
|Wren box||$13.00 each|
|Butterfly box||$23.00 each|
|Robin nesting shelf||$11.00 each|
|Roosting box||$17.00 each|
|Duck box||$35.00 each|
|Bird feeder (Mason jar style)||$15.00 each|
|Bird feeder (Standard)||$18.00 each|
|Pond Safety Kit (20" buoy and throw line bag)||$75.00 each|
|Back Porch Compost Tumbler||$180.00 each|
|50 Gallon rain barrel||$80.00 each|
Spring and Fall Fish Sale
The Fall Fish Sale will be held Tuesday, September 23rd from 1:30 - 3:30 at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. Order deadline is Friday, Septmember 19th.
The bi-annual Fish Sales are held in both Spring and Fall, and offer a wide variety of fish including Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Sunfish, Minnows, and White Amurs. When stocking your pond with fish, you should know both the surface area and the volume of water that your pond holds. Fish sale orders are picked up on the mid-way at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. See the order form above for more information.
Calculating Pond Size
Determining Surface Acreage of Rectangular Ponds
The surface acreage equals the length in feet, times the width in feet, divided by 43,560. You can usually regard an irregular shaped pond as a rectangle or square and compute the area from straight boundary lines, which are about equal to your actual shoreline.
|If Your Pond is Circular|
Measure the total distance in feet around the outer edge of your pond. Multiply this number by itself, and then divide by 547,390. Your answer will equal the surface area of your pond.
Recommended Stocking Rates per acre, of fingerling-size fish for new or renovated ponds:
|Bass||Bluegill or Sunfish||Catfish||Minnows|
Stocking White Amur - White Amur are primarily used for controlling vegetation such as Milfoil, Marsh Grass, Pondweed, and Naiad.
|% of Vegetative Cover||# of Amur per Acre|
|Over 60%||20 Amur|