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Nursery Background

The nursery program in New York has been an integral part of forest stewardship on public and private lands since its inception in 1902. The Nursery in Saratoga Springs was created in 1911. More than 1.6 billion seedlings have been produced to enhance and protect the forest resource. Tree planting is a positive environmental management task that can be accomplished with minimal investment of time and money and does not require technical training to accomplish a successful planting. For this reason, small reforestation projects are popular with private landowners who are interested in environmental improvement. The Department of Environmental Conservation encourages planting of trees and shrubs by providing nursery service to provide low cost, quality stock that is readily available to the public.

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