Division of Forestry Now Taking Tree Seedlings Orders
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 14, 2013) – With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time for landowners, businesses, local governments, churches and homeowners to plan their tree-planting activities by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF).
Nearly 50 tree species including white oak, black walnut, eastern white pine, baldcypress, yellow-poplar, redbud, persimmon, pawpaw, hazelnut are available by calling toll free 1-800-866-0555. Order forms are available online at http://forestry.ky.gov; click on the quick link entitled “Seedling Orders and State Nurseries.”
These bare-root seedlings are available in quantities of 10 or 100 ranging in price from $30 to $48 per bundle and are ideal for local Arbor Day celebrations, wildlife habitat enhancement, timber production, erosion control, windbreaks and numerous other conservation projects.
KDF seedlings are often purchased by local businesses for giveaways to customers, employees and to local schools for students to take home. For specific information about the characteristics of individual species and their availability, contact KDF at 1-800-866-0555 or visit the division’s website at http://forestry.ky.gov.