The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Reforestation Program will begin accepting seedling orders from Wisconsin forest landowners starting Oct. 5.
The seedlings will be for trees and shrubs to be planted in the spring of 2021.
“Planting trees or shrubs is a great way to improve wildlife habitat, increase land value, reduce soil erosion, produce future wood products and improve the overall aesthetics of your property,” said Joseph Vande Hey, DNR reforestation team leader at the Wilson State Nursery in Boscobel.
Forest landowners can create an order using the online form on the DNR website.
People can also order by printing the order form and mailing it to the Griffith Nursery at 473 Griffith Ave., Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494.
Whether the form is filed online or sent through the mail, all orders will be batched on Oct. 5 and entered into the DNR system randomly, giving everyone the same opportunity to purchase.
“Planting trees is a great activity that involves all ages of family members," Vande Hey said. "It provides an educational experience and an opportunity to become more invested in the stewardship of the environment."