Tree seedlings selling fast; order yours before they’re gone

Every year, the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) grows and sells more than 24 million tree seedlings — and many of the more than 40 species sell out before the harvest season ends on April 30.

If you are looking to plant tree seedlings or reforest your land this year, you still have a few weeks remaining to order your seedlings, but don’t wait too much longer as several species, including wild plum and loblolly pine, have already sold out. Online orders are accepted until April 23.

Seedlings are available in quantities as low as 10 or 25, which can be beneficial to landowners of modest-size forested tracts. To order, visit BuyVirginiaTrees.com, call the Augusta Forestry Center (540-363-7000) or contact your local VDOF office.

With nearly 16 million acres of forestland and more than 103,000 Virginians employed in forestry, forest products and related industries, Virginia forests provide an overall economic output of more than $17 billion annually.

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