ANNUAL SALE OF OHIO CONSERVATION SEEDLINGS UNDERWAY
State tree nursery selling more than 40 varieties of tree and shrub seedlings
Seedling Sales Site
COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry is now accepting orders for more than 40 varieties of seedlings for delivery next spring. The seedlings, available in groups of 100, are 1 to 3 years old and bare rooted. A minimum order of 100 seedlings is required.
“We encourage Ohio landowners to plan ahead for any tree-planting activities they have for next spring,” said David Lytle, chief of the Division of Forestry. “We are proud to offer our high-quality conservation seedlings, which are grown specifically for Ohio’s reforestation efforts, as well as planting in natural resource protection and habitat improvement projects.”
The Division of Forestry, the state’s largest producer of bare-root tree seedlings, sells more than 2 million trees each year to Ohio landowners. The seedlings are sold for use in reforestation, wildlife habitat development, erosion control, windbreaks and other conservation projects. Seedlings are grown in fertile soils at the Marietta State Tree Nursery.
More than 40 varieties are available, including white pine, white oak, red oak, black walnut and bald cypress. Early ordering is recommended since some species, such as bur oak and sycamore, are in short supply and sell out quickly.
Thanks, in part, to the sales of these seedlings, Ohio is now more than 30 percent forested, compared to just 12 percent in the early 1900s. In the past 80 years, the Division of Forestry has planted more than a half-billion trees for reforestation efforts in the state.
Selecting the proper type of tree for a particular location and soil characteristic is essential for a successful planting. The Division of Forestry’s service foresters and nursery staff are available to help landowners in choosing the right trees. Assistance is recommended for plantings on more than three 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.
For Further Information Contact:
Jerry Hopkins, ODNR Division of Forestry (740) 373-6574
Jane Beathard, ODNR Media Relations (614) 265-6860