Tennessee offering free tree seedlings for reforestation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s forestry office is now taking orders for tree seedlings for planting throughout the state, The state Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry said it is offering tree and shrub seedlings for reforestation and conservation projects through the East Tennessee Nursery in Delano.

It is accepting orders until April 15, while supplies last.

Officials said landowners may apply for free seedlings under three programs.

“Trees for Tennessee” seeks to increase pine regeneration.

“Play, Plant, Preserve,” works to make sure wood used for making drumsticks and mallets in Tennessee is sustainable.

The Duck and Elk River Watershed Buffer Initiative seeks to enhance riparian zones.

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