News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Time is Now to Think Spring

Photo of loblolly pine seedlings growing at state nursery

Orders are still being taken for the spring 2019 planting season for shrubs and trees from theJohn S. AytonState Tree Nursery, managed by theMarylandDepartment of Natural Resources.

Trees benefit the environment as well as enhance natural habitat for birds, squirrels and other wildlife. Almost all trees and shrubs available for sale are native, and many are also pollinator-friendly.

“Many of our customers are individual landowners who enjoy adding trees to their property forbeauty and conservation purposes,” Maryland State Tree Nursery Manager Richard Garrett said. “The nursery seeks to provide exceptional customer service with high-quality seedlings at competitive prices.”

The nursery offers more than 50 conifer and deciduous species each year, from Loblolly Pine to River Birch, to meet a variety of aesthetic preferences and conservation needs. These shrubs and trees are ideal for buffer plantings, soil protection, watershed protection, wildlife habitat or windbreak protection.

A minimum order of 25 seedlings per species is required.Supplies are limited.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...