FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/15/13) – The Kentucky Division of Forestry is now accepting orders for tree seedlings.
There are more than 1 million acres of land in Kentucky that could benefit from tree planting. These areas could not only be planted to produce future timber crops, but also be planted to improve wildlife habitat and protect the soil from erosion by wind or water.
In urban areas, planting may be done to improve the environment by reducing the effects of heat, wind, dust and noise, providing privacy screens or just beautifying the urban landscape.
Foresters are encouraging Kentuckians to plan their tree-planting activities now by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF). By placing your order now, you can select from more than 50 species of trees including bald cypress, black walnut, white oak, yellow-poplar, dogwood, redbud and many more. Seedlings will be available for shipping from January through April; they are shipped in bundles of 1, 10 or 100 and range in price from $5 to $48 per bundle. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis; therefore, it is advised to place orders as soon as possible.
Order forms are available online at http://forestry.ky.gov/statenurseriesandtreeseedlings/Pages/default.aspx.
For specific information about the availability of various tree species and their prices, contact KDF’s main office at 1-800-866-0555.
Information provided by the Energy and Environment Department
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