The Oklahoma Department, of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry will be offering conservation tree and shrub seedlings to interested rural landowners throughout Oklahoma for natural resource and conservation plantings during the months of March and April.
The low-cost seedlings are available through the state's Forest Regeneration Center to aid rural landowners in establishing windbreaks, curbing soil erosion, protecting livestock, improving wildlife habitat, growing Christmas trees, fuel-wood plantations, air and water quality, and for reforestation, as well as reclaiming oil, mine and landfill sites.
Over 40 species of bare-root conifer and hardwood seedlings will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The conservation seedlings, natural resource assistance, and other services are available through the joint cooperation of the Forestry Services, OGE Energy Corp., Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, the NRCS and the local Conservation Districts.
“We have tried to make the availability of the seedlings very convenient for the landowner," said John Burwell, State Forester. "We have scheduled one or two programs per day throughout March and April at a wide variety of locations across Oklahoma." Representatives will be available to answer questions and provide free technical assistance on tree planting and other conservation and natural resource practices.
There is a minimum order of 100 bare-root forest tree seedlings. Prices of the seedlings will vary according to the species and amounts that are ordered. For information on current seedling availability, free natural resource assistance or other natural resource information, call Forestry Services at 1-800-517-3673.
Conservation seedlings and technical assistance will be at the following locations:
- Friday, March 13th. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Forest Regeneration Center, 830 NE 12th, Goldsby
- Monday, March 16th. 9: a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Stevens County NRCS Office, 3901 W. Beech, in Duncan
- Monday, March 16th 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cotton Electric Community Center, 226 N. Broadway, Walters
- Tuesday, March 17h. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Greer County Conservation District Office, 2302 N. Louis Tuttle Av., Mangum
- Tuesday, March 17th. 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Deer Creek Conservation District Office, 300 S. Broadway, Weatherford
- Wednesday, March 18th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Garvin County Fair Barn at Wacker Park, N. Willow St., Pauls Valley
- Wednesday, March 18th 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ada NRCS/Pontotoc County Conservation District Offices, 1310 Craddock Rd., Ada
- Thursday, March 19th. 9 a.m. to noon at the Bryan County Conservation District Office, 2616 N. First St., Durant
- Thursday, March 19th 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum Parking Lot, 600 S. Lake Murray, Ardmore
- Monday, March 23rd 9 a.m. to noon at the NRCS office at 221 E. Main, Watonga
- Monday, March 23rd 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Boeckman Ford 1510 S. Main, Kingfisher
- Tuesday, March 24th. 9 a.m. to noon at the Chickasha NRCS/Grady County Conservation District Offices, 828 Choctaw Ave., Chickasha
- Wednesday, March 25th. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the NRCS Office, University Heights Shopping Center, 3001 Azalea Park Dr., Hwy 69 and Shawnee Bypass, Muskogee
- Thursday, March 26th. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grove Community Center, 104 W 3rd, Grove
- Friday, March 27th. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the “Met” Recycling Center on NE corner of 35th and Sheridan, Tulsa,
- Tuesday, March 31st. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the USDA Field Station, 2000 18th. St., Woodward
- Tuesday, March 31st 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northern Oklahoma Development Authority, 2901 N. Van Buren, Enid
- Wednesday, April 1st 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Newkirk NRCS/Kay County Conservation Dist. Offices, 5501 Pleasant View Ave., Newkirk
- Wednesday, April 1st 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Payne County NRCS and USDA Service Ctr., 2600 S. Main Street, Stillwater
- Friday, April 3rd 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the “MET” Recycling Center, 105 E. Morrow Rd., Sand Springs
Posted on Thu, March 5, 2009
by Jack Carson, ODAFF, (405)522-4575