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  • Phone: 970-328-8630

    CSU Extension
    P.O. Box 239
    441 Broadway
    Eagle, Colorado 81631-0239 

    extension@eaglecounty.us

Free seedling tree workshops offered

Contact: Jacob B. McCarthy, Colorado State Forest Service, at 970-887-3121 or jacob.mccarthy@colostate.edu
                Donna Boley, CSU Extension, at 970-328-8630 or donna.boley@eaglecounty.us

Colorado State University (CSU) Extension of Eagle County and the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) are teaming up to offer citizens free workshops on planting and care of seedling trees. The workshops will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and March 15 at the Eagle Public Library, located at 600 Broadway in Eagle. The CSFS Seedling Tree Program offers low-cost seedlings to Colorado landowners with a minimum of two acres of property.

“CSFS offers low-cost seedlings to encourage landowners to reforest and diversify their properties, establish windbreaks, enhance property values and establish wildlife habitat,” said Jacob McCarthy, Forester with the State Forest Service.

The free workshop will educate people on how to select, plant and care for seedling trees. Local landowners with a minimum of two acres of property may order low-cost seedlings now through April 18 and are encouraged to order as early as possible for the best selection. An application for purchasing seedlings is attached and will also be available at the workshops. Neighbors and homeowner associations may place orders together to meet the two acre requirement. CSFS seedlings are intended for conservation purposes only, such as reforestation, windbreaks or wildlife habitat. Seedlings are grown at the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery from native stock, with many species suitable to Eagle County's high elevations.