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Tree Seedlings Now on Sale From DNR Forest Service
Many varieties available on a first come, first-served basis
ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest service has seedlings on sale for spring delivery. The seedlings are grown at DNR’s Ayton Forest Tree Nursery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and are sold on a first come, first-served basis while supplies last. Popular varieties like Loblolly Pine, Sycamore, Green Ash, Persimmon, and several species of Oak, as well as shrubs, are available.
Conifers must be ordered in multiples of 50, deciduous trees in groups of 100. These trees must be planted in Maryland for conservation purposes including watershed protection, wildlife habitat, buffers, soil protection, windbreaks, forest products or Christmas trees. Seedlings purchased from the State nursery cannot be used for landscaping or ornamental purposes.
Planting seedlings is an inexpensive way for landowners to increase their property value and establish forest cover, wildlife habitat, and make an investment in forest products for the future. One of the most beneficial uses of seedlings is the establishment of forest buffers along streams and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Forest buffers filter sediment and pollutants, provide food sources and travel corridors for wildlife, and regulate water temperatures by shading streams.
For more information on ordering seedlings or tree planting, contact the Ayton Nursery at 1-800-TREES-MD, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . The Ayton Nursery catalog is also available online with a printable order form at www.dnr.state.md.us/forests/nursery. Landowners can also contact their local office of the Maryland DNR Forest Service for technical advice, information on reforestation programs, or to contract a tree planting crew.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov