Forestry division accepting orders for tree seedlings
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentuckians planning to plant trees can order seedlings from the state Division of Forestry.
The agency says there are more than 50 species of trees from which to choose, including bald cypress, black walnut, white oak, yellow-poplar, dogwood and redbud.
It says tree 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.
The forestry division says more than 1 million acres in Kentucky could benefit from tree planting to produce future timber crops, 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 and beautifying urban landscapes.
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