December 13, 2005
ODNR ENCOURAGES OHIOANS TO PURCHASE TREE SEEDLINGS BEFORE JANUARY 1
NEW Online Order Form
COLUMBUS, OH - Landowners interested in planting Ohio Conservation Seedlings this spring are being encouraged by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to place their orders now before new prices take effect on January 1. More than 25 species of seedlings are still available from the Marietta State Tree Nursery, and range in price from 55 cents to $1.55 each.
The one- to two-year-old, bare-rooted tree seedlings will be “lifted” from the nursery bed and distributed in the spring. Available in groups of 25, a minimum total order of 100 trees is required.
The Division of Forestry, the largest producer of tree seedlings in Ohio, sells more than 3,000,000 trees each year. The seedlings are sold for reforestation, wildlife habitat development, erosion control, windbreaks and other conservation projects.
More than 50 varieties of trees are offered for purchase, including white pine, sweetgum, white oak, red oak, black walnut and bald cypress. Some species, such as sugar maple, hazelnut and sycamore, are in short supply and will sell out early. Check the ODNR website at ohiodnr.com/forestry for current availabilities.
Selecting the proper type of tree for a particular location and soil is essential for a successful planting. Landowners with three or more acres can receive help in choosing the right trees for their property through the Division of Forestry’s service forester program.
For availability of various tree species and prices, or for a list of service forester office locations by county, contact the Division of Forestry toll free at 1-877-691-8733 or online at ohiodnr.com/forestry.