Conservation
District
Programs

Award Winners
Chesapeake Bay Program
Dirt & Gravel Roads
Envirothon
Erosion Control (Ch 102)
Golf Tournament
Nutrient Management Program
Tree Sale
Watershed Program

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Directions to Office
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Cumberland County
Conservation District
310 Allen Road, Suite 301
Carlisle, PA 17013-9131
717-240-7812
Fax 717-240-7813
conserve@pa.net

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your office located?

Directions to Office


What are your office hours?

Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


What is your fee schedule for E&S plan reviews?

It is located on our Forms page of the website.


How should I plant my trees?

Dig a hole deep enough to make sure roots extend downward and do not form a "J". Make sure the hole is deep enough to cover all roots. Pack soil firmly around the roots. Keep watered. If possible, keep weeds and grass from growing to high or thick, blocking the sunlight from the tree.


How do I care for the seedlings if I am not going to plant them right away?

The trees should be "Healed in". Dig a small hole or trench, tamp the seedlings in the ground, keep watered.


What are tree shelters?

A tree shelter is a biodegradeable polypropelene tube that surrounds your hardwood seedlings and protects them from deer, rabbits, rodents, herbicides, mowers and weed trimmers. Tree shelters create a greenhouse environment that encourages seedling growth. Not recommended for evergreens.


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