The Norman Transcript

Features

September 20, 2013

OFS encourages tree planting

NORMAN — Oklahoma landowners who are interested in improving their forests, increasing wildlife on their property or replacing trees lost to tornadoes, wildfires or drought can begin ordering trees today from Oklahoma Forestry Services’ online store.

“Oklahoma lost a large number of trees due to natural disasters and drought over the past few years,” State Forester George Geissler said. “We want to encourage Oklahomans to help re-establish this valuable renewable resource.”

For those landowners needing help, OFS foresters assist landowners to plan for, plant and care for trees on their property — no matter how large or small the acreage.

The OFS nursery located south of Norman grows more than 30 types of trees and shrubs from local seed sources. New species this year are chittamwood, black hickory and Indian currant. Millions of native trees and shrubs produced at the nursery are shipped to all corners of the state each year.

Seedlings are bare-root, one or two years old, and 10 to 30 inches in height and sold in bundles of 50 per species. Hardwood “super cells” must be purchased in blocks of 25 per species, with a minimum order of 25 trees.

“For the last several years, we have sold out of the larger hardwood ‘super cells’ that are well-suited for the landowner who wants to get a quick result by planting a larger, more established seedling,” Geissler said.

In addition to contacting OFS foresters directly or purchasing seedlings through the online store, visitors to the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City can visit with OFS personnel, pick up a free pine seedling and learn about a variety of subjects including tree care and wildfire preparedness.

Oklahoma Forestry Services is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

For more information, visit forestry.ok.gov/order-seedlings or call 800-517-3673.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Features
  • Veterans Corner needs volunteer to drive residents to OKC VA

    Veterans Corner volunteer of the week David Sudduth has been with us for the last eight years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served during the Vietnam War. David and his wife, Carolyn, have had their home in the Newalla area ...

    July 23, 2014

  • Low-cost and free cell phone options for thrifty seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior, What are the cheapest cell phone options available today to seniors living on a shoestring budget? I only need it for occasional calls. — Seldom Calling Senior Dear Seldom, For financially challenged seniors who only ...

    July 22, 2014

  • Harrah residents at home in restored vintage camper

    Sulphur — David Wiegert was quick to help a couple of newbie campers at the Buckhorn Campground on Arbuckle Lake in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. What Dave offered was badly needed advice on setting up travel trailers, where to ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Historic quilt from Noble on auction block

    An alert quilter and teacher is concerned about a vintage quilt from Noble that’s being auctioned on eBay....

    July 20, 2014

  • Bark for Life brings pets into fundraising

    Local American Cancer Society member and Norman Regional nurse is at it again, raising awareness for cancer patients with an event that gets people moving. “Bark for Life” is a noncompetitive walk that will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Deadline for entering United Way’s The Ride extended

    Kids ages 3 to 8 are getting ready to roll on their decked out big wheel tricycles in an effort to raise money for the United Way of Norman. The Ride, a big wheel race organized by First American Bank and other local businesses, is ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Fundraiser set

    The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, will host a flapjack fundraiser July 26 at Applebee’s, 500 Ed Noble Parkway in Norman....

    July 20, 2014

  • Sculpture brings tornado-torn community together

    After the May 20 tornado tore through Moore in 2013, hundreds of families were left to pick up the pieces. And it was in these old, shattered pieces of people’s homes and scattered debris that two local artists found something new....

    July 20, 2014

  • Keep toddler’s hair short to help end hair-pulling habit

    Q: Since our daughter, now 2 years old, was born, we have lived with my parents. Being the first and only grandchild, she has been the center of attention. Several months ago, our son was born and we moved into our own home. Almost ...

    July 18, 2014

  • Replacement for anti-flea drugs

    Dear Dr. Fox: I have a young 19-pound cavapoo. The dog had an adverse reaction to Vectra — agitation, rapid heartbeat, bulging eyes, snapping, etc. We took him to the vet immediately, and the vet indicated that it might have had a ...

    July 17, 2014