APRIL 8 IS LAST DAY TO ORDER SEEDLINGS FOR DELIVERY THIS SPRING
COLUMBUS, OH - The last day to order tree seedlings for delivery this spring from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry is April 8. More than 20 varieties of trees are currently available for bulk purchase, including white pine, Norway spruce, red maple, hemlock, sugar maple, pin oak, silky dogwood and bald cypress. Visit ohiodnr.com/forestry for seedling descriptions and availability.
The seedlings, available in groups of 25, are 1-to-2 years old and bare rooted. A minimum order of 100 trees is required. The Division of Forestry’s service foresters are available to help landowners in choosing the right trees. Assistance is recommended for plantings on more than three acres. Properly managed, these seedlings can eventually provide watershed protection, aesthetics, wildlife habitat and timber production. Certain tax deductions are also available to property owners who establish woodlots on their property.
As a special offer, Austrian pine seedlings are available for the reduced price of 15 cents each. A minimum order of 500 seedlings is required. State foresters can assist property owners in establishing stands of Austrian pine by providing on-site consultations for planting and care.
ODNR Marietta Tree Nursery is the largest producer of tree seedlings in the state, selling more than 3 million trees each year for reforestation efforts.
For specific information about Division of Forestry programs, call 1-877-691-8733 or visit ohiodnr.com/forestry on the Internet.