It is time to start making your tree planting plans for spring 2012. The Pennsylvania Game Commission's Howard Nursery is once again offering for sale various kinds of bare root trees and shrubs that benefit wildlife by providing food and cover. However, it is important to note that the trees are suitable for a variety of other uses as well. Some of these include: watershed protection, soil erosion control, and reclamation/reforestation of disturbed areas, such as old fields, surface mine sites, and utility rites-of-ways.
The Howard Nursery has been producing and distributing 2.7 to 6 million seedlings annually for wildlife food and cover since 1954. Landowners who have land open to public hunting and are enrolled in one of the Commission’s public access programs are eligible to receive up to 500 free seedlings annually, as available. Contact your local Wildlife Conservation Officers (WCOs) or Land Management Group Supervisors (LMGS) for details.
To read the PA Game Commissions full news release click here.