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home : outdoors : outdoors   May 25, 2016

2/1/2013 9:09:00 AM
State nursery taking plant orders
A bundle of seedlings ready for shipping (left) and oak seedlings growing.DNR photo
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A bundle of seedlings ready for shipping (left) and oak seedlings growing.
DNR photo

Illinois landowners interested in planting native trees and shrubs for conservation purposes may order seedlings from the Mason State Nursery, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Orders can be placed until April 30. The order list offers 22 species including walnut, oak, dogwood, pine, plum, cherry and hickory. Prices range from $35 to $50 per 100 seedlings.

The trees are appropriate for wildlife habitat, erosion control, energy conservation, natural community restoration, reforestation and educational programs.

For ordering information call Mason State Nursery, (309) 535-2185, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Ordering information also is available on the DNR website,


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