W.Va. Division of Forestry Says Prepare To Plant Spring Trees

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Trees make an ideal gift and serve as a living monument in honor of or in memory of a loved one. The Clements State Tree Nursery has seedlings for sale through mid-April, just in time for Arbor Day.

Plan your spring landscape

Large-growing trees should be planted in areas with plenty of room for the tree to grow and spread.

As the snow melts and the days grow longer, thoughts turn to spring planting and landscaping.

Trees provide shade and privacy to people and habitat for wildlife, and they help beautify yards and parks. They make an ideal gift for corporate promotions, celebrations and community events. They also can serve as a living monument in honor or in memory of a loved one.

The West Virginia Division of Forestry is preparing for West Virginia Arbor Day on April 12 and National Arbor Day on April 26, during which communities across the state will celebrate with tree planting ceremonies.

Seedlings can be purchased from Clements State Tree Nursery in West Columbia, W.Va. The seedlings sell out quickly and the nursery stops taking orders mid-April, so customers are urged to get their orders in quickly.

Large-growing trees should be planted in areas with plenty of room for the tree to grow and spread, advises West Virginia Urban Forester Bob Hannah.

“Planting a large-growing species like oak, hickory, maple or sycamore under or near a power line is a death sentence for the tree,” Hannah said. Instead, foresters recommend low-growing species such as silky dogwood.

Clements, the only state-operated forest tree nursery in West Virginia, sells bare root seedlings starting at $25 per bundle. Each bundle consists of 25 seedlings – plenty for you to plant and share with friends and family. Orders can be shipped to the buyer, or customers may pick up their orders at the nursery.

For a complete catalog of seedlings for sale at Clements State Tree Nursery, visit its website or call the nursery at 304-675-1820.

For more information, visit the Division of Forestry’s website.

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