Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tree seedlings given away Monday

Mature white pine
Free tree seedlings will be offered to the public from 10 a.m. until noon Monday in front of the Crittenden County Conservation District office located at 118 E. Bellville St. in Marion. Each spring the local conservation district gives away a variety of seedlings.

Seedlings will include northern red oak, willow oak, pawpaw, bald cypress and white pine. Quantities will be limited per person. The conservation district encourages persons throughout Crittenden County, both inside the City of Marion and in rural areas, to take advantage of this opportunity.

The northern red oak, willow oak, pawpaw, bald cypress seedlings were purchased by the conservation district with a matching contribution of white pines made by the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF).

KDF offers 49 species of hardwoods and conifers for sale to Kentucky landowners at a reasonable price. They are shipped to individuals from January through April.

Seedlings can be planted on open crop or pasture land, enhancing wildlife habitat, improving urban areas. For further information, visit