Kentucky Division of Forestry
Tree Seedling Orders Available Through April 24

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, April 21, 2009  
Contact Information:  Kentucky Division of Forestry
Lynn Brammer

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Energy and Environment Cabinet

Steven L. Beshear, Governor
Len Peters, Secretary


Lynn Brammer

Tree Seedling Orders Available Through April 24
State Nurseries to Hold Cooler Sales May 4 - 9

 FRANKFORT, KY – (April 21, 2009) – The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) will stop taking orders for spring planting season on April 24.   Although orders for shipping will end on Friday, each of the two state nurseries – John P. Rhody Nursery in western Kentucky and the Morgan County Nursery in eastern Kentucky – will hold on-site cooler sales the week of May 4 – 9.  The year-end sale will take place at the nurseries where the remaining seedlings are sold directly from the coolers.
 The division’s nurseries grow over 3 million seedlings annually for sale to public and private landowners across the state.  Nearly 2 million seedlings have been sold this year and there are approximately 300,000 still available.  Landowners, resource agencies and communities purchase the seedlings for the purpose of establishing timber stands, improving wildlife habitat, restoring streamside riparian zones and planting in residential and urban areas. 
 “Our nurseries have produced high-quality seedlings for over 50 years and we are fortunate to be able to offer native trees for reforestation in our state,” said Leah MacSwords, director of the Division of Forestry.  “The seedlings are grown locally from native stock and they are well-adapted to Kentucky’s soil and climate,” she added.   
 For more information about the seedling orders and cooler sales, or for directions to the state nurseries, contact KDF at 1-800-866-0555 or visit the KDF Web site at