Early birds get most of the trees at forestry club sale

Early birds got most of the trees this year at the annual UW Forestry Club sale. Seventy percent of the inventory was sold Friday. Another 25 percent went on Saturday. The final evergreen was gone about 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.  “Friday morning from 8–10 a.m. was our craziest time, slowing down in the early afternoon, then picking up at 5 p.m.,” reports club advisor Scott Bowe. “The five inches of snow slowed our Saturday morning sales, but it picked up in the afternoon.” All told, the students sold 400 trees and 100 wreaths. The UW Horticulture Society was also on hand selling poinsettias.

Next year marks the sale’s 35 anniversary. Ideas are being sought for an appropriate celebration.