Exciting news for nature enthusiasts and property owners in Maryland! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is thrilled to announce the opening of its online tree seedling catalog, ready to accept orders for spring 2024 planting. This initiative is made possible by the dedicated team at the John S. Ayton State Forest Tree Nursery.
Intriguingly, this year’s catalog boasts an impressive selection of more than 55 tree species, offering a variety that goes beyond what was available last year. However, the most eagerly awaited highlight is the triumphant return of Wye Oak seedlings, marking the first time they’ve been available for purchase since 2018. These exceptional seedlings have been carefully cultivated from clones of Maryland’s historic Wye Oak and are now accessible for ordering through the Department of Natural Resources’ online store.
If you’re a property owner with a green thumb and a passion for environmental stewardship, this is your chance to make a difference. Whether you’re interested in improving your local ecosystem, enhancing your property’s beauty, or helping combat climate change, these seedlings are a fantastic investment in the future.
For those who might need guidance or have questions about site conditions, species selection, or potential financial incentives, the Maryland Forest Service office is just a call away. They’re ready to provide expert advice and support to ensure your planting efforts are successful and aligned with your goals.
Once you’ve placed your order, you can look forward to receiving your carefully selected seedlings, including the coveted Wye Oak clones, via UPS delivery in March or April 2024. The delivery timing will depend on your specific location, and the seedlings will be delivered right to your doorstep, making the entire process as convenient as possible.
So, whether you’re a seasoned tree planter or a newcomer to the world of forestry, this opportunity to participate in Maryland’s reforestation efforts and bring home a piece of the historic Wye Oak is not to be missed. Visit the Department of Natural Resources’ online store and start building a greener, more sustainable future today.