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Division of Forestry taking orders for tree seedlings

Trees improve wildlife habitat, protect soil, reduce effects of heat

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2016) – The Kentucky Division of Forestry is accepting orders for tree seedlings.

There are more than 1 million acres of land in Kentucky that could benefit from tree planting to produce future timber crops and also to improve wildlife habitat and protect from soil erosion.

In urban areas, tree plantings improve the environment by reducing the effects of heat, wind, dust and noise, providing privacy screens or just beautifying the urban landscape.

Foresters encourage Kentuckians to plan their tree-planting activities by ordering tree seedlings now through the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF). There are more than 50 species of trees, including bald cypress, black walnut, white oak, yellow-poplar, dogwood and redbud from which to choose. Seedlings will be available for shipping from January through April. They are shipped in bundles of 10, 50 or 100 and range in price from $35 to $95 per bundle.

Since they are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, it is advisable 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 1-502-564-4496.