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September 17, 2013

Plot habitat, windbreaks & erosion controls now - sales start Sept. 27

MADISON -- Now is the time for private landowners to finalize plans to create wildlife habitat, establish windbreaks, erosion controls and more in preparation of tree and shrub sales beginning Sept. 27 at the three Department of Natural Resources nurseries.

"This is a great program that gives landowners opportunities to create future forests with the help of our cost-sharing program," said Pat Murphy, DNR nursery team leader. "The minimum purchase is 300 trees or shrubs and the purchase must be for conservation purposes."

The cost-sharing program reduces the costs of creating these conservation areas. Contact local DNR foresters to learn more about this financial benefit.

Seedlings in October are distributed in April and May.

Phone numbers for the three state nurseries are:

For information, search the DNR website for "tree planting."

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Pat Murphy, nursery team leader, 715-839-3760; Joanne Haas, DNR public affairs manager, 608-209- 8147

Last Revised: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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