Created: 12/01/2013 12:12 PM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4
NM Forestry to begin selling tree seedlings
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico State Forestry Division will begin selling spring seedlings on Monday.
More than 60,000 tree and shrub seedlings will available for purchase through the division's Spring Conservation Seedling Program.
Sixty different species will be available.
Officials say the seedlings will be delivered beginning in March.
Conservation Seedling Forester Carol Bada says the planting of seedlings is vital to promoting healthy forests and watersheds around the state.
She says seedlings will help rehabilitate areas affected by fires and protect crops.
Seedlings are available to landowners who own at least one acre of land in New Mexico and who agree to use the trees for conservation purposes including erosion control, wildlife habitat, reforestation, riparian restoration, windbreak establishment, tree plantations and other conservation needs.
All proceeds are re-invested into the program.
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