COLUMBUS, OH - Buyers can enjoy current prices for tree seedlings from the Marietta State Nursery through the end of the year. New prices take effect on January 1, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry.
The one- to two-year-old, bare-rooted seedlings will be “lifted” from the nursery bed and distributed in the spring. Available in groups of 25, a minimum order of 100 trees is required.
“We are encouraging Ohio landowners to plan ahead for any tree-planting activities they might be doing next spring,” said John Dorka, chief of the Division of Forestry. “Now is a good time to take advantage of these prices by placing orders before the end of this year.
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 40 varieties of trees are available for purchase, including white pine, sweetgum, white oak, red oak, black walnut and bald cypress. Some species, such as burr oak, hazelnut and sycamore, are in short supply and sell out early.
Selecting the proper type of tree for a particular location and soil is essential for a successful planting. The Division of Forestry’s service foresters are available to help landowners choose the right trees. Assistance is recommended for plantings on more than 3 acres.
For availability of various tree species and prices, or for a list of service forester office locations by county and telephone numbers, contact the Division of Forestry toll free at 1-877-691-8733 or online at ohiodnr.com.