It’s Time to Order Seedling Trees


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This year the Colorado Forest Service is partnering directly with the Prowers County Soil Conservation District in Lamar to sell seedling trees.  They have a wide variety of trees available and this program enables property owners of any size to obtain trees at a nominal cost.  Order forms are available at the new FSA/NRCS building located at 1501 S. Main Street in Lamar.  You may reach them via telephone at (719) 336-3437.

Advantages of planting trees around your home/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.

They have a great selection of evergreen, deciduous trees and shrubs available.   Order early as many species sell out quickly and supplies are limited so it is a first-come basis. Orders will be taken until March 1, 2015 with the seedlings arriving in mid-March.

By Wilma Trujillo
Southeast Area Agronomist
Phone: (719) 336-7734


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