Arkansas encourages citizens to plant seedlings now

Monday, February 4, 2013

Homeowners and landowners who want to replace trees lost to ice and snow should plant new seedlings now. The winter storms across Arkansas damaged or killed many trees, and damage will be more evident once the leaves start coming out this spring. But while spring is the season for growing, when it comes to trees winter is the season for planting.

Baucum Nursery, located on 220 acres outside of Scott in Pulaski County, is where the Arkansas Forestry Commission grows pine and hardwood seedlings by the millions. The nursery is currently in the process of harvesting, or lifting, these seedlings and packaging them for sale to its customers: Commercial timber industries, private non-industrial forest land owners and the general public.