The Kentucky Division of Forestry's nurseries are going through the ultimate rebuilding year. With crippling tornadoes in March, one of the state's two tree nurseries is operating at a limited capacity. At full capacity, the nurseries are capable of providing 3 million to 4 million seedlings each year.
During the tornadoes several buildings were blown away, as was the nursery's firefighting equipment. Most seedlings that were 1 to 2 feet tall — about 700 of them — were largely unscathed. "The damage came from all the equipment scattered everywhere," Lynn True, spokeswoman for the Division of Forestry said.