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Spotted Lanternfly (SLF)

If you haven’t heard of the newest invasive species to threaten our region, spotted lanternfly (SLF), it’s time to get yourself up to speed. Several links are provided below for your reference. Octoraro Native Plant Nursery (and its satellite growing areas) is located within the quarantined regions of Pennsylvania. We want to be transparent with […]

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Octoraro Donates First 100 trees to 10 Million Trees Project

Octoraro Native Pant Nursery donated the first 100 trees to the April 24 kickoff of a major effort to plant 10 million trees in Pennsylvania. The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership is being led by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture […]

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Octoraro is Proud Sponsor of Lancaster Water Week

Octoraro Native Plant Nursery is a proud sponsor of Lancaster Water Week again this year. Running from June 1 until June 9, 2018, Lancaster Water Week is a celebration of the streams and rivers that define and connect the Lancaster County community. Rivers and Streams Serve Lancaster County Lancaster County is blessed with 1,500 stream […]

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Fall Orders

Demand Strong for Fall Orders

In case you missed it, fall is definitely here! After a very conducive summer for growing plants we have an outstanding crop of native trees and shrubs available for fall and spring 2018 and fall orders are rolling in. Fall Orders are Strong Demand is strong this fall already. As a matter of fact if […]

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Octoraro Virtual Tour

Take a Virtual Tour of Octoraro

We are strong advocates for building lasting business relationships.  Part of this effort is helping customers and others to better understand our plants, our operations and the nursery industry in general.  We encourage customers to visit their plant vendors/ growers (not just us) to see their facilities and the methods employed in growing plants. Obviously […]

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Lancaster Water Week

Lancaster Water Week Partnership

The Lancaster County Conservancy held it’s first “Lancaster Water Week” and Octoraro Native Plant Nursery was a proud sponsor and supporter of this event.  The Conservancy created Water Week to celebrate the unique and important waterways of Lancaster County; educate the public about water problems and how to mitigate them; and galvanize individuals to help […]

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Purple Flowering Raspberry

Octoraro Grows Paw Paw and Raspberry Species

Octoraro is growing two new species for this fall and spring 2018.  As part of the increasing demand for edible natives, Asimina triloba (paw paw) and Rubus odoratus (purple flowering raspberry) have been added to our production.  These plants are great for both people and wildlife. Our availability will be limited in both quantity and […]

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Lancaster County Conservation District

Lancaster County Conservation District Award

Octoraro was honored to receive the first ever “Watershed Community Organization Award” from the Lancaster County Conservation District (LCCD) at their Annual Banquet.  The award recognized us for our commitment to plant donations for volunteer organizations and being an active watershed partner for the county.  The LCCD also recognized us for our efforts internally for being […]

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