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State Nursery Offers Marylander’s Affordable Opportunity to Purchase and Plant Nearly 40 Types of Trees
Annapolis, Md. – Marylanders may now affordably purchase 39 different types of trees online through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2009 nursery at www.easycartsecure.com/MarylandDepartmentofNaturalResources/.
“We are pleased to offer such a diverse selection of native trees to Maryland and Delaware,” said Richard Garrett, Nursery Manager. “Ordering trees online offers a convenient and accessible way for anyone interested in purchasing and planting affordable seedlings that help restore the environment.”
Visitors to the online nursery website may choose between deciduous or coniferous varieties for orders of 25, 50 or 100 or more seedlings. The 2009 nursery stock features shrubs such as Indigobush, Bicolor Lespedeza and Black Chokeberry. A variety of dogwood, maple and oak selections offer windbreak protection for homeowners, while species such as the douglas fir and white pine can be utilized for future wildlife habitat.
Planting trees around your home or business can increase property values by up to 15 percent. Trees also help mitigate climate change and storm water run-off pollution.
Seedlings purchased from the John S. Ayton State Forest Tree Nursery are available for conservation purposes including watershed protection, soil protection and buffer planting. Orders may also be placed by calling 1-800-873-3763.
October 20, 2008
Contact: Olivia Campbell
410-260-8016 office I 410-507-7525 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov