SUNBURY - The Northumberland County Conservation District's 44th annual tree sale has begun.

The deadline for orders is March 21. Tree varieties to be sold include evergreens, fruit trees, deciduous trees, ornamental trees and bushes. Spring flowers will also be sold.

"Our annual tree sale is a great opportunity to reach out to county residents and encourage the important act of planting trees," said Dave Crowl, chairman of the Northumberland County Conservation District. "Our sale provides a diverse selection of both natives and non-natives to honor requests we've received over the past 44 years."

The Northumberland County Conservation District was formed in 1943 under the Conservation District Law, and is a subdivision of state government. The Northumberland County district is one of 66 conservation districts in Pennsylvania.

Individuals supporting the annual tree sale not only benefit the environment, but also reinforce the important work of the organization that serves the agricultural community and works with municipalities, contractors, schools and watershed groups.

Order forms for the 2014 tree sale are available by contacting the conservation district office at 570-495-4665, or online at www.nccdpa.org. NCCD is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nccdpa.

Availability is limited for some species. Payment is due with the order, and can be made via check, money order or credit card. Items are available for pickup April 23 and 24 at the Rockefeller Township building, located at 538 Seven Points Road off Route 890 south of Sunbury.