COLUMBUS, OH - A limited supply of tree seedlings are still available through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for Ohioans wishing to plant trees this spring. Orders will be accepted through April 9 for a variety of species, including black locust, river birch, silky dogwood, Ohio buckeye as well as red, white and sawtooth oak. Seedlings are one to two years old and bare-rooted. A minimum order of 100 trees is required, with a minimum order of 50 seedlings per species. They range in price from 25 to 85 cents each, depending on species and quantity purchased.
Austrian pine seedlings are also available for as little as 15 cents each, with a minimum order of 1,000. These seedlings are not graded or sorted, but rather lifted from the nursery bed, packaged and delivered. More than 3,000,000 seedlings are sold each year by ODNR for use in reforestation, wildlife habitat development, erosion control, windbreaks and other conservation projects.
In the past 80 years, the ODNR Division of Forestry has planted more than 500,000,000 trees in Ohio. For information about the availability of various tree species and their prices, to get order forms, or for a list of service forester office locations (by county) and telephone numbers, contact the ODNR Division of Forestry toll-free at 1-877-691-8733 or visit ohiodnr.com