Archive for Thursday, December 28, 2006

Forest Service offers low-cost trees

December 28, 2006

Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings.

These plants are one year to two years old, and their sizes vary from 12 to 18 inches, depending on species.

Orders will be accepted through 5 p.m. May 7.

The Forest Service suggests ordering early to ensure availability.

Order forms and price sheets are available at the K-State Research and Extension office, 500 Eisenhower Road, or the Leavenworth County Conservation District Office at 2050 Spruce, both in Leavenworth.

The minimum order is 50 bare-root seedlings or 25 container-grown seedlings. Bundles and other items must be ordered in whole units.

This cooperative state and federal program encourages landowners to plant trees and shrubs for conservation purposes. The seedlings may not be used for landscape (ornamental) plantings or resold for landscaping.

Approved uses of these plants are windbreaks, woodlots, riparian planting, wildlife habitats and Christmas trees.

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