Sanford mixes the varieties of trees each year, adding one new variety while removing another, to be brought back several years later. District employees begin ordering the different species in November or December and send out notices soon after. While they advertise each year, most of their business is repeat business, said Sanford.
TROY On the very first Earth Day, Thomas Sanford was busy preparing to sell trees and shrubs to people with quarter acre lots 40 years later, he's still selling them.
guy from New York City who has property in Columbia County," said Sanford.
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The trees sold this year will be only a small portion of the trees they have sold since the program began decades ago. In total, Sanford estimates "a couple hundred thousand" trees have been sold through the program and planted throughout Rensselaer County and neighboring areas.
The pines and spruces have been hibernating in a cooler on the Goold Orchard's property in Castleton, alongside apple trees and even blueberry bushes, offerings that Sanford has added over the years due to popular demand.
When Earth Day was established people were looking to buy one, two or several trees not the 500 or 1,000 that local nurseries were looking to sell. That was when the county department, normally involved with farms and major land owners, decided to institute the tree program.
"This is one small program we have that's for the other people in the county, the homeowners," said Sanford.
they're sold two weeks after Earth Day, taking advantage of the annual tree spree.
When they sell the trees in early May, Sanford expects roughly 500 people to come looking for their saplings and shrubs if recent years are an indicator.
"It started out with maybe 200 people, and then there was a big building boom here in the county and we went to 800," said Sanford, and Under Armour Shoes Yellow Black topped out at around 1,200. "We plateaued at about 500 customers a year and that's about what we'll do this year."
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