Saturday, November 15, 2014

Order native trees, shrubs, and woody vines from MDC State Nursery

MDC’s State Nursery offers a variety of native seedlings for reforestation,
Eastern redbud is a native shrub or small tree
that is distinctly ornamental in spring with small,
 clustered, rose-purple flowers covering the bare
 branches before the leaves. MDC’s State Nursery
 offers a variety of native seedlings for sale,
 such as redbud, for reforestation, windbreaks,
 erosion control, and wildlife food and cover.
windbreaks, erosion control, and wildlife food and cover.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Native trees, shrubs, and woody vines can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property.
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) George O. White State Nursery near Licking offers Missouri residents a variety of native seedlings for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, as well as for wildlife food and cover.
The State Nursery provides mainly one-year-old bare-root seedlings with sizes varying by species. Seedlings are available in quantities of 10, 25, or 100 per species.
Prices for seedling quantities range from $6-32 per bundle. Receive a 15-percent discount up to $20 off seedling orders with a Heritage Card.
Orders can be placed until April 15, 2015. Orders will be shipped or can be picked up at the State Nursery from February through May. Quantities are limited so order early.
Seedlings varieties include pine, pecan, oak, dogwood, tulip poplar, cottonwood, sweetgum, cypress, birch, hickory, willow, persimmon, pawpaw, deciduous holly, redbud, wild plum, ninebark, witch hazel, serviceberry, mulberry, elderberry, and many others.
Images and information on available items, and ordering information, can be found in the Department’s 2014-2015 Seedling Order Form catalogue. The catalogue is available in the November issue of the Missouri Conservationist, at MDC regional offices and nature centers, online at mdc.mo.gov/node/4011, or by calling the State Nursery at 573-674-3229.