Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tree Sale is Set for March 25

Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) is reminding everyone that a tree sale will be held in Sallisaw March 25. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot on West Ruth Street. Seedlings will be sold directly from a refrigerated truck, with forestry staff on hand to assist customers. 

"Come by the seedling sale and take advantage of an opportunity to visit with our professional foresters," said State Forester Geroge Geissler. "If  you decide to buy seedlings, you'll be getting trees that are specifically chosen because they thrive in Oklahoma."

The seedlings are grown at the Oklahoma Forestry Services State Nursery, south of Norman, from local seed sources that are selected specifically because they perform well in Oklahoma's diverse environment. Seedlings are bare-root, one or two years old, 10 to 30 inches in height and are sold in bundles of 50. Each customer who makes a minimum purchase will receive 50 additional seedlings, while supplies last, donated by Fairmount Santrol's Roff location. Customers will have their choice of free seedling species, based on what is available. 

"We appreciate this generous donation of seedlings," said Geissler, "and will be glad to have additional trees in the ground."

Species that will be available, while supplies last, for the truck sales include Oriental arborvitae, Arizona cypress, bald cypress, rough leaf dogwood, eastern redbud, lacebark elm, Rocky Mountain juniper, common lilac, Shumard oak, northern red oak, white oak, native pecan, ponderosa pine, Scotch pine, Virginia pine, American plum, fragrant sumac, sycamore and black walnut.

For more information or to view the schedule of community truck sales, visit the Oklahoma Forestry Services website at or call the State Nursery at 800-517-3673 or 405-288-2385. A catalogue with more seedling information, including pricing, is available on the online store at Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, is committed to conserving, enhancing and protecting the forest resources of Oklahoma for current and future generations.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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