Division of Forestry Seeks Local Volunteers for Seed Collection
September 24, 1997
COLUMBUS, OH -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry will be collecting black walnuts and other large tree seeds this October in many communities across Ohio. The collection program -- which includes black walnut and oak seeds -- is an effort to help landowners reduce yard waste, while providing seed to produce seedlings for Ohio's reforestation effort.
Once collected, seeds will be planted at the Division of Forestry's Zanesville Nursery located in Muskingum County. Last year, 106 tons of black walnuts were collected, saving the state an estimated $64,000.
Individuals interested in taking seed to a collection site may call the donation site (see attached list) or contact the Division of Forestry office in Columbus, at (614) 265-6694. Most collection sites will be open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, throughout October.
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SEED COLLECTION SITES.
For further information contact Bill Schultz, Division of Forestry, (614) 265-6704, or Jim Lynch, ODNR Media Relations, (614) 265-6886.