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Being inside due to the cold winter weather is a good time to begin planning those spring planting projects.  The Colorado State University Extension Offices in the Southeast Area are kicking off the 2014 seedling tree program.  We have a wide variety of windbreak trees available to order from your local Colorado State University Extension Office.  The program enables farmers, ranchers, and rural landowners  to obtain trees at nominal cost. 

Order forms are available at your local Colorado State University Extension Office.  In Prowers County they may be picked up at 1001 S. Main Street (719-336-7734). The order forms are also available on our web site: . 

Advantages of planting trees around your farmstead include the following: 

*   Improve air quality.  Trees absorb carbon dioxide and replenish the atmosphere with oxygen.

*   Save energy by cooling in the hotter months and as windbreaks during the winter.

*   Reduce noise.

*   Improve water quality by reducing runoff and erosion.

*   Improve wildlife diversity by providing habitat.

*   Provide income from Christmas trees sales.  Windbreak trees can only be resold as cut     Christmas trees.

We have a great selection of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs available this year.   Some species that do well in our area sell out quickly and supplies are limited so it is a first-come basis, so order soon.  

 Orders will be taken until March 10, 2014 with the seedlings arriving in mid to late March.

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