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Russell & District Horticultural Society

100 Trees for 100 Years

The Russell and District Horticultural Society is turning 100 years old in 2019! To help celebrate, and to look towards the next 100 years, RDHS wants to mark the occasion by helping to make our community greener!

Each RDHS member can buy one tree from Beyond the House at a reduced price. Beyond the House has a selection of trees and tall shrubs to choose from that are hardy, do well in our area and look beautiful.

Orders are being accepted now and will continue until March 31, 2019.

Here's how it works. Just follow these five steps:

Step 1: Get an RDHS membership. You can buy one at any of our regular meetings and most of our special events. It's only $10 - a total bargain!

Step 2: Go to Beyond the House at 144 Craig Street in Russell and choose your tree or shrub. If you need help, someone will be there to give you advice on what will work for you.

Step 3: Pay a 50% deposit and buy a tree planting kit.

Step 4: Attend a short tree planting seminar so you'll know just the right way to plant and take care of your new tree to make sure it does well!

Step 5: Pick up your tree, go home and plant! That's the best step!

Then you will be able to enjoy your tree for many, many years to come.

Below is a list of the trees and shrubs that are available. Drop in to Beyond the House to discuss choices and place your order.

Trees

Acer ginnala 'Flame'
Acer rubrum
Acer saccharum
Betula nigra 'Heritage'
Celtis occidentalis
Ginkgo biloba
Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'Skyline'
Morus alba var. tatarica
Quercus macrocarpa
Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'
Tilia americana 'Redmond'
Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'

Shrubs

Amorpha canescens
Chionanthus virginicus
Heptacodium miconioides
Viburnum dentatum 'Chicago Lustre'
Viburnum opulus 'Oh Canada'
Cephalanthus 'Sugar Shack'
Ilex 'Southern Gentleman / Winter Gold'

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