Merrimack seedling giveaway planned for Saturday

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack Conservation Commission is preparing for its 15th annual seedling giveaway scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 9, at Currier Orchards, 9
Peaslee Road.

Seedlings will be dispensed to Merrimack residents on a first-come, first-served basis.

The selection consists of 13 varieties of native hardwoods, dogwoods and other native plantings. These noninvasive plants, in their mature state, support a wide variety of wildlife and songbirds throughout the year.

The reason for the annual free giveaway is to encourage residents to maintain green space in town while providing food for wildlife.

All seedlings are grown at the state nursery in Boscowan.

For the list of available seedlings and suggested planting instructions, visit nhnursery.com.

For more information bout the Merrimack Conservation Commission, visit merrimackoutdoors.org.