We heard red wing black birds this morning and although we still have considerable snow on the ground the birds offered a sign that it was time to order trees. I made two orders this morning. Oneida County Soil & Water Conversation District (SWCD) annually offers a tree and scrub sale and annually I have gotten white spruce and white pine seedlings to plant. This year I am trying Norway Spruce and I bought pussy willows and white birch for landscaping. At Christmas I received a gift certificate to Miller’s Nurseries and utilized that to purchase additional lilacs and grapes.