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March 21, 2013

Tree seedlings for sale at special event

Woodward, Okla. — Oklahoma Forestry Services along with the Southern Plains Range Research Station and Woodward County Conservation District will be selling tree seedlings to encourage residents to buy and plant trees.

On Wednesday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., there will be a truck at the Research Station (2000 18th Street) selling the seedlings for conservation purposes.

Tom Murray, a service forester, says there will be close to 26 different species of trees on the truck. The trees will mostly be native Oklahoma plants and some that are not native. The plants range from several different types of Evergreens and Hardwood trees as well as Pecan, Walnut, Cyprus’s and more. There will also be a few types of shrubs on the truck such as lilac.

This year there will also be new wildlife packets that are already put together for deer, songbirds and rural wildlife habitats and include plants such as Mulberry, Sand Plum and more.

The seedlings are to be used for rural conservation plantings only.

“It keeps awareness of trees out there,” Murray said.  “And Arbor Day is coming soon so we are trying to stay one step ahead of everything.”

The seedling sale also encourages communities to buy and plant trees to help with windbreak and wildlife habitat, Murray said.

 For more information contact Murray at (580) 562-4882 or call 800-517-FOREST. You can also go to

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