COLUMBUS, OH - A limited number of Ohio Conservation Seedlings are available at a discount to landowners if ordered by April 14 for planting this spring, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry. More than 20 varieties remain available from the Marietta State Tree Nursery and 17 of those varieties are now priced at a 20 percent discount.
The discount applies to silver and sugar maple, Norway and white spruce, arborvitae, silky and red-osier dogwood, hemlock, black chokeberry, Virginia pine and Virginia pine Pt, black locust, hazelnut, tuliptree, black tupelo (blackgum), buttonbush, and sweetgum.
The one- to four-year-old, bare-rooted tree seedlings will be “lifted” from the nursery bed and distributed within the next four weeks. Available in groups of 25, a minimum total order of 100 Ohio Conservation Seedlings is required.
The Division of Forestry, the largest producer of conservation tree seedlings in Ohio, sells more than 2,000,000 trees each year. The seedlings are sold for reforestation, wildlife habitat development, erosion control, windbreaks and other conservation projects.
More than 60 varieties of trees are grown at the nursery, including white pine, white oak, bur oak, black walnut, and paw paw. Some species, such as Ohio Buckeye, red oak, and bald cypress are either sold out or are now available only in limited supply. Check the ODNR website at ohiodnr.com/forestry for current availabilities or to place your order online. The Nursery may be contacted directly at 740-373-6574.
Selecting the proper type of tree for a particular location and soil is essential for a successful planting. Landowners with three or more acres can receive help in choosing the right trees for their property through the Division of Forestry’s service forester program.
For availability of various tree species and prices, or for a list of service forester office locations by county, contact the Division of Forestry toll free at 1-877-691-8733 or online at ohiodnr.com/forestry.