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DEC holds annual tree and shrub seed sale

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation kicked off its annual tree and shrub seed sale on Friday.

The Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery offers low-cost seeds for their annual spring seedling sale which runs until May 10. This is all a part of New York State’s effort to encourage planting native species that help conserve the state’s natural resources.

The nursery grows more than 50 conifer and hardwood species from local seed sources and seeds are sold in bundles of 25 or more. They also provide mixed species packets for those looking for a variety of options.

Monroe County Tree and Shrub Conservation Program

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said, “Since 1911, the Saratoga Tree Nursery has helped shape the future of New York’s forests by providing seedlings for restoration and conservation plantings,” Seggos continued, “Planting trees helps us all invest in a greener future by providing a renewable resource for wood products, preventing erosion, improving air and water quality, lowering energy needs for heating and cooling, and combating climate change. Trees also provide habitat for native wildlife and increase overall health and well-being.”

For information on how to order online, click here.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation kicked off its annual tree and shrub seed sale on Friday.

The Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery offers low-cost seeds for their annual spring seedling sale which runs until May 10. This is all a part of New York State’s effort to encourage planting native species that help conserve the state’s natural resources.

The nursery grows more than 50 conifer and hardwood species from local seed sources and seeds are sold in bundles of 25 or more. They also provide mixed species packets for those looking for a variety of options.
Monroe County Tree and Shrub Conservation Program
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said, “Since 1911, the Saratoga Tree Nursery has helped shape the future of New York’s forests by providing seedlings for restoration and conservation plantings,” Seggos continued, “Planting trees helps us all invest in a greener future by providing a renewable resource for wood products, preventing erosion, improving air and water quality, lowering energy needs for heating and cooling, and combating climate change. Trees also provide habitat for native wildlife and increase overall health and well-being.”

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